Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Vegitable Roti

Vegetable Roti (Elawalu Roti) is another short eat from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan food-Vegetable Roti
Ingredients for dough:
1 Cup flour
About 1/2 Cup water
1 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil
Ingriedents for filling:
1/2 lb potatoes boiled and skins removed
1/2 lb leeks
2 onions chopped

Make dough:
Combine flour, salt. Add enough water to make the dough. The dough should not wet. Make into golf ball size balls and dip in vegetable oil. The balls must be completely covered in oil.(the roti without the filling is known as Godamba roti)
Make filling:
Mash the potatoes. Finely chop the leeks. Stir fry the onions in a pan for about 4-5mins under low heat. Add the leeks and stir fry for a few more minutes.
Add the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The dough ball must be soaked in the oil for at least 4 hours, before the next step.
Stretch the dough ball in a plate .Put the filling into the middle of the roti, according to the shape you desire.
Fold the edges to cover the fillng.
Heat a pan over moderate heat. Cook the roties on all sides, till each side turn a golden brown color.
Serve hot.


  1. Hi Amy
    I am new to your site and I really liked it a lot. I have looked in a lot of blogs for Srilankan food but not very satisfied. When I was in Chennai I used to eat sopmething called Ceylon parotta any idea what it is and how to make it. It is usually a non veg preparation
    Thanks in advance

  2. I am really glad to see your visit here & a comment from you.Still I am new with blog writing.So I take a bit more time to get familiar with its applications.
    I asked my friends too about this type of Parotta & got different food names.I hope I will find the correct one soon...
    Have a nice day!!!

  3. Hi Amy, I'm really looking forward to trying this recipe and I can imagine it with lots of different fillings.
    I'm going to try cooking it in a sandwich press to save some effort and time.
    I'm glad I came for a visit. Thanks for your lovely work :))

  4. hi,thanks a lot for your comment.hope you will try this..

  5. Hi this looks good and I think I'll try it. About how many roti does it make?
    Thanks Ellen

    1. hi,thanks for the comment.this quantity will give around 5-6 roti with the size shown in picture....


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