Pathiri with Ragi / Soft Ragi flatbread

Pathiri with Ragi / Soft Ragi flatbread

Pathiri is an authentic soft, flatbread from coastal Malabar region of Kerala. Among Muslim community, pathiri is a popular dish for Iftaar during Ramadan time. However, on  normal days, you can have it as a maincourse dish. True to its name Ari pathiri, traditional pathiri makes use of Rice flour. But I have used Ragi flour along with rice flour to make this Ragi Pathiri. The result is equally soft pathiris along the lines of Ari Pathiri.

Ragi pathiri is a perfect recipe for dinner that you can have with any spicy veg curry like Vegetable Kurma & Vegetable sagu. It is a very healthy roti for gluten free option.


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5 from 1 vote

Ragi Pathiri

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 12 pathiri
Author: Rama G


  • 1/2 cup Ragi flour
  • 1/4 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Roast the ragi flour till it gives a nice aroma. Make sure not to over roast.
  • Roast the rice flour the same way.
  • Boil 1 cup water with oil and salt.
  • Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flame and add the ragi flour.
  • Keep stirring till it forms a lump.
  • Switch off the flame, remove the vessel and keep it covered for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the roasted rice flour and knead both together to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls.
  • Roll the balls with roti roller into thin rounds. Make it as thin as possible.
  • To have smooth edges and to make same sized pathiris, cut the rolled pathiri into perfect shape using a lid of steel container.
  • Heat a tawa on a medium flame. Add one pathiri, cook for a few seconds on on side and turn it over.
  • Cook the other side for a little longer.
  • Turn it again and wait for it puff up. You can press the sides gently to aid puffing.
  • Remove from the pan. Do not overcook the pathiris and do not use oil.


  1. Do not use oil for cooking
  2. Cook on a slow flame for few seconds. Do not overcook pathiris. 

ragi pathiri


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  • ashok
    Posted at 11:34h, 10 August

    5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

    • ramag
      Posted at 09:06h, 12 August

      Hi. glad to know you enjoyed this Pathiri. Thanks for the feed back.


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