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Pathiri - Indian Gluten Free Rice Bread - #BreadBakers

Pathiri is a gluten free rice flatbread with coconut milk. This light flatbread is perfect to enjoy with all of your curries!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Bread, Recipes, South Asian
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk


  • On a dry skillet, roast the rice flour, until it becomes fragrant.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and let it cool.
  • Add salt and stir to combine.
  • Slowly add water a little at a time, while kneading to a soft dough.
  • Shape into a ball and coat the outside with the oil.
  • Leave to rest in a bowl for 10 minutes, covered with plastic wrap.
  • Shape dough into a cylinder and cut into 6 pieces.
  • Dust a work surface with rice flour and roll each dough into a 6” circle, using a bowl to keep it in the shape of a circle.
  • Carefully remove from work surface with a dough scraper.
  • Heat a skillet/tawa.
  • Place each rolled out dough on the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes until there are a few golden spots.
  • Flip over and cook 1 more minute.
  • Remove to a plate and brush both sides with coconut milk. The bread will absorb the coconut milk and stay soft.
  • Repeat for the remaining pieces.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg