Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Loli / Koki -Indian flatbread

The most popular whole wheat flatbread among sindhis is the loli or koki as some prefer to call it.There are four to five different kinds of loli and I am starting with the masalewali loli or the one with spices added.

4 cups whole wheat flour(atta)
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup canola oil (or ghee/clarified butter if you prefer)
2 finely chopped green chilies
1 big onion finely chopped(yellow or red)
2 tbsps finely chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
about 1 cup water

Take the flour in a pan and add salt and pepper and mix well.I do taste a little bit of the flour to check the salt.Add the green chilies,onions,cilantro and mix well.Add 1/2 cup oil and knead till it achieves breadcrumbs texture.

Now gradually add the water and knead the dough till it comes together.Make sure the dough is not  soft but a little on the hard side.Add a teaspoon of oil and smoothen the dough.

Make small portions of this dough and roll into thick  discs.This dough yields 12.Heat a griddle and on a medium flame roast these flattened discs for about 30 seconds on each side.This step is followed for these masala lolis only.

Now roll these into small discs the size of a pancake of about 1/4 inch thickness.

Smear a little oil on the griddle and put the disc on it.Cook for a few minutes on a slow-medium flame.Smear some oil on top of the disc and flip over. 

Cook on the other side also for a few minutes till brown spots appear on both sides.Do not cook over high flame as the brown spots will appear but it will be uncooked from inside. I like to use the double griddle as i can cook two  or three at a time and am done faster :)

Serve with tea or plain yogurt and papad.It is supposed to be a breakfast item but can be eaten as a meal also.


  1. Yay!!! Now I can follow this and make Loli whenever I feel like it - probably will be the first Sindhi thing I will cook :) Thanks Mom!!

  2. I'm going to have to try this soon!! Sounds delish

    1. Let me know if you need any additional information :)

  3. I think in all my cooking years I've never fully attempted koki, ive either kneaded the dough, or rolled it out, or flipped it... I think Ill now be inspired to give it a true shot... :D *2 thumbs up*

    1. Thankyou Pria.Let me know how it turns out :)