Monday, July 30, 2007

Coconut Poli - A change from the regular one

Sweet Polis are my all-time favorite ones. I can eat this anytime, all days. Amma makes it for our Uggadi Festival and I always remember waiting for the festival to eat this. Of course, this has become so common nowadays, that we don't have to wait for a year or for this festival to savor this. But what Amma makes is special. I guess its the festive mood and the way Amma prepares it. Poli made by Amma deserves a post on its own. So will talk about my memories in that post.

This poli is a special from Athamma. I believe this variation is famous in their place. It was quite different to the one I am used to eat and it tasted great too.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients needed:

For dough

Maida / All purpose Flour - 2 cups
Oil - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water for mixing
Oil/ Ghee for frying

For Stuffing

Fresh Coconut - 1 & 1/2 cup
Rice Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup

Poppy Seeds for garnishing
Method to prepare:

For the dough, take the flour, mix it with salt and water to form a soft dough. This needs to soak in oil for 20 mins. This way the polis are crispy.

Take water in a vessel, bring to boil. Add Rice flour. whisk vigorously, ensure lumps are formed. Then add coconut and mix well. Finally add sugar. Simmer it for 10 mins, constantly stirring. The stuffing should be well cooked by 10 to 15 mins. You get a thick mass as the rice flour is cooked. You can always add hot water again it becomes too stiff. All the ingredients can be adjusted as per taste.

Once cool, make balls of the stuffing. Keep aside.

Take the dough and beat it again to get the soft texture. Divide into equal balls.

Flatten into patties, place the stuffing in middle, cover the stuffing well with dough and using your fingers dabbed with oil, spread on a wet muslin cloth. Plastic cover also can be used for rolling out the polis.

Heat the tawa, spread Oil or ghee to ensure polis do not stick. Place the polis and top the polis with Poppy seeds.

Turn it around and oil the other side also. Remove when its well cooked.

This tastes yummy which way it is eaten!

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Asha said...

We make it at Ugaadi too and if somebody else makes them for us,it always tastes divine!:D
Kai Obbattu looks yum! I haven't made it in a long time.Thanks for Athamma's dishes,I appreciate the traditional recipes:)

Raaga said...

we make something similar called kaiholige. But I've never been one for coconut based sweets :-(

SeeC said...

One of my favourite too. Looks very authentic.

Padma said...

Hey nice poli's but can't we make out of whole wheat instead of maida? beautiful photos, thanks for sharing and adding me to ur blog roll...

Coffee said...

I love puran poli! Will try this version next time. :)

Laavanya said...

I've not tasted this before. It sounds really good. Most of the polis I've had have either a dhal filling or coconut-jaggery filling.

bee said...

can only imagine how wonderful this tastes. great recipe.

bhags said...

I have them every time i go to chennai from tht famous sweet shop...i dont remember the name...tastes awesome, and now i know how to make them...thanks

Viji said...

i love this kai holige,as we call it.Just tastes great:-)

nz said...

never had a coconut poli before - I love the other puran poli so I guess I would love this one too :-) and Ashaji is right, it always tastes good when someone else makes it - so can you send some my way please !

Roopa said...

yummy one of my favorites haven't made since long with coconut :) now it is tempting

Anonymous said...

hi srivalli,
same ma atta garu kuda iddi chestaru,
i am seeing so many similarities in your cooking.

Sharmi said...

that is a very different poli from usual. it looks like dosas. the combination of maida and rice flour sounds so different. wonder how it tastes.

Suganya said...

Ingenious recipe. Every ingredient taking care of the white color! Rice flour in filling.. Gotta try that!

archana said...

I have never tasted this poli. Good recipe :)

Srivalli said...

That will be great ..Asha..if we get somebody make it for us...:)

Good to know Kaiholige ..Raaga

Thanks SeeC

Yeah we can make it with whole wheat also..Padma thanks

Do try Coffee...let me know the results.

Then you must try this Laavanya sure tastes great

Thanks Bee...why don't you try this out

Thanks bhags.are you referring to Sri krishna sweets?

Thanks ..Viji...nice of you to drop a line..

Then you should try this out abha..hhaha...glad you want a give me your address will parcel it across...:)

glad to know Roopa

Glad to know lakshmi...from which part of the globe are you from , if I may ask?

Its more like stuffed parathas Sharmi..the combi tastes good...

yeah Suganya...pls do try and let me know

Vcuisine said...

This is very nice Srivalli. New idea and interesting too. Viji

Lakshmi said...

hi Srivalli,
at present we are in Boston, MA, my attamma is from Anantapur and we from Cuddapah, but parents are in Hyd. I did started a blog once upon a time, but due to some's on backlog list :)
nice blog by the way Valli.
keep up the work.


Yummy looking poli...Very tempting...should make this soon..!

Shobha said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Though I don't relish sweets, I lover poli...nice tip to add a pinch off turmeric to the dough, while kneading.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for dropping by Shobha

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