Sindhi Koki

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 large or 15 small Kokis 1x


Flavored flatbread



For the dough

  • 2 cups Wheat Flour (Gehun ka atta)
  • 1 Medium Onion – finely chopped
  • 4 Medium Green chilli (Hari mirch) – finely chopped (adjust for spice)
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) leaves – finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Pomegranate Seeds (anardana) – crushed coarsely
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)


  • Vegetable oil or Ghee to cook the Kokis in


  • Skip anardana if you don’t have
  • If you don’t have or want to use Ghee anywhere, use Vegetable Oil


  1. Mix together the flour, salt, green chilli, onions, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, crushed pomegranate seeds (anardana), red chilli powder well.
  2. Add some Ghee (clarified butter) and mix well. Slowly add lukewarn water and keep mixing with a fork / hand.
  3. Once the dough starts to come together, stop adding water. Knead to a stiff dough. Add some oil to help combine the ingredients better. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll into smooth balls of dough. You can make 6 large or 12-15 smaller balls of dough.
  5. Option 1: Add some oil to the rolling pin and the surface. Place the dough-ball and roll it into a thin 1/4 inch Koki. If it breaks, you can use your hands to stick the dough pieces together. You can also patiently use your hand to flatten the dough out to a round flatbread
  6. Option 2: If you have a tortilla-press / roti-maker, oil both sides and stick some parchment paper on both sides. Oil the parchment paper too. Place the dough-ball in the center and press the top twice or thrice carefully to form a nice round-shaped Koki.
  7. Poke some holes on top of the surface of the Koki. This helps in even cooking. You can make and arrange the Kokis while one is cooking
  8. Place the prepared Koki on a hot tawa (griddle pan). Add 1/2 teaspoon oil / ghee around the Koki (if it is a larger Koki, use 1 teaspoon). Cook on one side for 1-2 minutes on low heat. Flip and cook. With a spatula, press down the Koki from all sides. Keep flipping every 1 minute and press the Koki down onto the pan. Repeat the process 2-3 times until the Koki is golden brown on both sides. (Each Koki would take around 6-8 minutes)
  9. Let it cool completely.
  10. Serve with condiments like tomato chutney, chilli pickle (or any achaar), yogurt/curd, ketchup, fried eggs etc.


  1. A stiff dough is crucial for the soft-yet-crunchy texture of the Koki.
  2. You can make bigger dough-balls to roll out bigger Kokis. Since the dough is tough and isn’t the easiest to roll, I prefer making smaller versions of the Koki.
  3. The trick to getting the Koki structure is to cook the Koki on medium to low heat for a longer time. It gets crunchier and flakier.
  4. If you pack or stack it while hot / warm, the Koki will get softer and lose its texture. Hence, let it cool completely.
  5. This has a shelf life of around 24 hours. It is perfect for lunch, breakfast, dinner, picnics or snack too. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Sindhi