Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ari pathiri /Neriyapathiri

Ari Pathiri is a popular Malabar dish.Its thin flat breads prepared with rice flour.Its usually eaten with a spicy veg or non veg curry. or sometimes with coconut milk.

Roasted rice powder-1 cup
Water-1 cup
Coconut oil-1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
1. Heat water to rolling boil and add the coconut oil and salt to it.
2. Turn off the heat and pour the water to the rice flour.
3. Mix roughly with a laddle and close this with a tight lid.
4. When the dough becomes warm(can be handled by hand),knead to form a soft dough.
5. Make small lemon sized balls and keep aside. Keep the lid of the vessel closed.
6. Dust the work board with rice powder and roll the dough to thin round with the help of rolling pin.
7. Cut to perfect round shape with the help of a sharp plate/vessel.Continue for the whole dough.
8. Heat a griddle.When  medium hot cook the pathiri on one side for few seconds and then flip and cook.
9. See that there are no dark spots and also it wont take much time to cook as it is thin.
10. Keep in a hot pot or serve with a spicy veg/non veg curry.

Method of making rice powder:
 Soak raw rice for 5 hours in water and then drain and spread on a paper to dry.Once it becomes almost dry, grind in a mixer to fine powder.Heat a  pan and fry this powder till the aroma comes.The powder should not change its color.Store in airtight jars.

1. If the dough becomes dry while the rolling process just dip ur hand in warm water and knead the dough.If dough is dry rolling it thin is not possible.
2. See that too much of water is not there in the dough during kneading.The dough should be soft but stiff to make pathiris.
3. Different rice powders use different amount of water.+/-1/4cup extra.Knead with the minimum amount and add more if needed.In that case you wont go wrong with the dough.
4. Do use warm water only
5. DO not use too much of rice powder while rolling, this makes pathiri dry.
6. While frying do dust the griddle as sometimes the flour used to dust pathiri will be there  in burned form,resulting in dark powders on white pathiri.
Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Erivum Puliyum.


  1. Comforting food..looks yummy!

  2. love these rotis. I often make it but yours are truly thin and fluffy. how do you roast the rice powder just dry roast or by any other method?

  3. Looks so perfect n authentic dish...

  4. Soft and thin pathiris...very nicely made

  5. Looks lovely! You have made it soo thin!!

  6. Ente daivame ingane kothipikalle..Pathiri looks perfect and super dear.

  7. wow!!looks so soft and delicious..melt in mouth recipe for me.bookmarked !

  8. Very new dish to me... Love it

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  9. Wow you rolled it so thin ....great ...looks so perfect

  10. I usually buy pathri flour from Indian store but never used to make pathri rather I used to make Idiyappam n puttu :)
    Pathri sounds interesting n looks yummy with hot curry, will try it sometime!!

  11. Ari pathiri looks soft and yummy...Nice clicks too.. :)

  12. I can eat any number of that... lovely looking pathiris...
    Noel collections

  13. Soft and yummy pathiri,my favorite,delicious spread,yum

  14. delicious dear..inviting you to join : Street Party Food Event in my blog .

  15. Beautifully done,they came out prefectly.

  16. Wow!!!looks so delicious and perfectly made,loved the clicks...

  17. Love this recipe

  18. @Sayantani:Its just dry roast.See that it doesn't change color.About 5 to 6 minutes would do.This time I used store bought powder.

  19. Loved your detailed explaination.. makes it easy to try out..

  20. I have never tasted this before... looks beautiful and tempting...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  21. wow!!!! you have made so thin and perfect, i have heard of sweet one. Will try yours

  22. I have never tries this. Looks so perfect a side for people who cannot eat wheat!
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