Friday, September 21, 2012

Coconut Poli ~ How to make Coconut Poli

For Ganesh Chaturthi this year, the new sweet that I decided to make was Coconut Poli. I anyway have to make Dal poli and Kozhukattai, so decided that making Coconut Poli was the best dish to make in the given situation. It turned out so well and I hope Ganeshji was happy with this sweet. 

Exams got over for the kids and they have vacation for the next ten days. I wonder what we are going to plan for their entertainment and keep them occupied, so that they don't get bored and yet learn something new. 

Coconut Poli

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
Coconut, grated -1 cup
Jaggary - 1 cup
Cardamon powder a pinch
Oil for the dough - 3 tbsp
Oil for cooking 1 tsp for each

How to make the Coconut Poli

For the dough:

In a wide bowl, take the flour, a small pinch of salt, slowly add water to knead to a soft pliable dough. Then add the oil and incorporate well into the dough. Knead till you get the dough soft and non sticky. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and rest for at least 30 mins. For best results you can rest it for atleast an hour or so.

For the stuffing:

Grate the coconut and keep it aside. Melt the jaggary in a pan with just water to cover it. Once it melts, remove the scum and add the grated coconut in and continue cooking with the mix becomes thick to handle and not runny.

Add cardamon powder and switch.

For making the poli.

For step by step pictures refer dal polis

Divide the coconut stuffing into small balls, pinch out small balls of the dough, place the stuffing in the middle and cover on all sides with dough. Flatten using your greased fingers.

Heat a tawa with oil and cook the rolled out polis on both sides.

Serve oil

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divya said...

Super it!!

Sridevi Ravishankar said...

I am a big fan of any food that has stuffing in it. I have eaten normal poli with dhal but this is something new and looks yummy. I have visited your blog many times and consider it an encyclopedia of my fave foods. I have a new blog and would you allow me to add you in my "Blogs I follow' list?

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow my favorite poli... love it all the time... now u make me very tempting dear...

liju philip said...

This is also made by the Telugus in AP for Ganesh chaturthi and Diwali. I love it.

Lubna Karim said...

Recently I had this at an friends b'day party and love it...Was thinking to make this at home as lil M liked it more than me....will try this recipe soon...looks yum...

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