Ari Pathiri / Rice Pathiri – Kerala Recipe

Recipe of the week 🙂

Pathiri is a traditional and authentic food item from Kerala and is a kind of thin traditional pancake made from rice flour. It’s an inseperable part of Malabar Muslim cuisine. Now a days it is served in all parts of Kerala. Pathiri is usually served along with egg curry, fish curry or any spicy gravy. There are many varieties of pathiri recipes.

Try this simple and traditional recipe ari (rice) pathiri 🙂 and enjoy!

Ari Pathiri/ Rice Pathiri – Kerala Recipe

Prep time             : 30 minutes
Cooking time      : 20 minutes
Total time            : 50 minutes

Servings     : 2-3

Category   : Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine      : South Indian, Kerala


3 Cups fine roasted rice flour
1/2 Cup rice flour for dusting and rolling
3 Cups water
1 Tablespoon ghee
Salt to taste


  • Boil water in a saucepan adding ghee and salt.
  • When it boils, bring the flame to low and add in the fine roasted rice flour and mix it evenly.
  • Remove it from the flame, cover and keep it aside for 2-3 minutes.


  • When the dough is still warm, knead it with your hand till it is smooth and soft.
  • Make a lemon-sized balls from kneaded dough.
  • Flatten the balls slightly and roll it to get thin round shape by spreading rice flour over it.
  • Heat a non-stick flat pan on a medium flame, place the Pathiri on it cook for 10- 15 seconds and flip to the other side. Cook again for 30 seconds and flip it again.
  • Remove it from the pan when it puffs up. Make sure that the pathiris are not brown.

Serve with egg curry or any spicy gravy.


  • Perfect kneading is required for a good pathiri.
  • To prepare pathiri roasting of rice flour is mandatory.
  • Do not use oil while frying the pathiri.

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