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Pathiri | Ari Pathiri

Pathiri | Ari Pathiri is a gluten free, healthy ,pancakes made out of rice flour is a popular recipe from Malabar region.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Kerala, South India
Keyword Gluten Free, Indian Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Makes
Calories 117kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil / any cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Extra Rice Flour for dusting


  • Dry roast rice flour on a iron skillet in low heat for 5 minutes.Sieve the flour and set it aside.
  • In a large vessel / Kadai, heat 2 cups of water and bring it to rolling boiling.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.
  • Now keep the flame on low and add in the sieved rice flour to the boiling water.
  • Immediately mix well everything briskly with a spatula.Keep it on simmer for 10-15 seconds.
  • Turn off the heat,close it with a lid and allow it for 3-7 minutes. Wait till you can handle the heat from the dough to work with.
  • Now apply some coconut oil on palm, transfer the dough on to a workspace and knead it evenly to get a uniform smooth and less sticky dough.
  • Make small lemon sized dough,set aside. Cover it with damp muslin cloth.
  • Dust some rice flour on worktop, using a rolling pin roll one small ball into a circle just like chapati,roll as thin as possible.
  • Using a 5"-6"inch diameter round cutter, cut the rolled roti's to give a even circle shape.
  • Heat a tawa, place the rolled pathiri on it.Cook for 10-15 seconds,flip and cook on other side by pressing gently with a spatula, wait till it puffs up.
  • Remove from the tawa and stack up cooked Pathiris. Don't overcook Pathiris,as it should be white in colour.


Calories: 117kcal