A delectable a Sri Lankan Roti recipe with coconut, Ceylon cinnamon powder and flour. A delicious easy to make healthy meal. This is a nice Saturday or Sunday Brunch meal especially when served with a nice beef curry with plenty of gravy and a side dish of a cucumber salad. So unusual, refreshing and healthy.
Prep Time : 40 Minutes
Cook Times : 12 minutes per roti
Serves – About 10 four inch diameter Roti's
2 Cups plain white flour
1 Cup grated coconut
1 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Olive Oil
These Roti may seem little, but they are heavy and filling. An average adult would be happy with 4 Roti’s. You can also use self-rising flour or rice flour to make it. Experiment with adding more Cinnamon if you wish. We did not wish this recipe to have too much of a cinnamon taste. If you want a more Cinnamon taste, you can certainly add 2 tsp.'s of Cinnamon.
Unlike ordinary Cassia Cinnamon you find in the stores, Ceylon Cinnamon has low Coumarin levels, so it won't damage your liver, especially if you are a regular Cinnamon tea drinker. Besides Ceylon Cinnamon is mild, yet slightly sweeter. It's not spicy like store bought Cassia Cinnamon, but has hints of cloves and citrus with wonderful subtle aroma.
Ceylon Cinnamon is subtle and adds to create a more complex flavors. You would never know there is Ceylon Cinnamon in this dish, unlike Cassia Cinnamon which tends to be harsh and immediately makes its presence felt and often ruins the recipe.