Heat a frying pan. Fry the grated coconut with the sugar for 10-15 minutes until the coconut flakes turn brown.
Mix the flour with salt. Add the hot water, a little at a time, while mixing continuously. Knead the flour mixture into dough.
Make small balls. Roll each ball out as medium sized tortillas.
Put the fried coconut in one semi circle of the tortilla. Now cover the coconut covered semi-circle with the unfilled side of the tortilla. Join the pitha by slightly making wavy patterns, like that of pies.
Heat a deep frying pan with the soybean oil. Deep fry until the pitha is crispy and golden brown.