Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tandla Pitta Bhakri (Rice Flour Flat Bread)

Tandla Pitta Bhakri is a quick and easy recipe. In Konkani, tandla peeta means rice flour. I found this recipe in a cook book (by Jaya V Shenoy). I varied the measurements slightly and it turned to be very tasty. The addition of curd and coconut makes it unique in taste. Try making it and enjoy!!

  • Rice Flour- 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/ frozen- 3-4 Tbsp
  • Yogurt (Curd)- 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli- 1-2
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil/Ghee- For greasing and frying


Chop the green chilli and then mix all the ingredients mentioned above under 'Ingredients'. Then add water as required, to form a semi- firm dough.

Now divide the dough into 3 or 4 equal sized balls.
To make Bhakris: Bhakris are usually made by patting method, as rice flour has no gluten. You can follow two methods. 
Method 1- Take a dough ball and place it on a well greased aluminum foil or banana leaf.

Then Start spreading it to form a bhakri of 1/2 inch thick (dip your hand in a bowl of water, to ease the process of making bhakri).

Then place the bhakri along with the foil on the hot tawa (foil should face you). Once the bhakri cooks on one side, you can peel off the foil and cook the other side until it gets golden brown spots.

Method 2- Here we make the bhakris directly on the heated tawa. The ball of dough is placed on the heated tawa and it is tapped into 1/2 inch thick bhakri, occasionally dipping hands in water. But in this method you have to be really quick while spreading the dough (as the griddle is hot).

Flip the other side so that both the sides get golden brown spots.

Transfer it to a plate. Tandla Pitta Bhakri is ready!!

Serve it hot with chutney or any spicy curry of your choice. I enjoyed it without any curry. Above measurement makes 3-4 bhakris (serves 1-2 people).


  1. I tried this yesterday for breakfast... It was very nice.. You have nice recipe collection.. Truly authentic...

  2. Thanks a lot Maxi...Glad that you tried and enjoyed try making other recipes as well..

  3. Awesome. I added onion and coriander leaves. The taste was super awesome

    1. Thanks Mangala. Good to know it turned out well for you