Coconut poli | Sweet poli | Sweet snack | Coconut obbattu | नारियल पोली | தேங்காய் போளி

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Coconut poli is a delicious sweet prepared with coconut and jaggery stuffing in the dough prepared with Maida/All purpose flour. Here is the simple and easy recipe of it.

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1 cup = 300 ml

1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

For preparing poornam:

  • Grated Coconut / किसा हुआ नारियल / தேங்காய் துருவல் (fresh/dry)  – ¾ cup 
  • Jaggery / गुड़ / வெல்லம் – ¾ cup 
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் – ¼ cup 
  • Cardamom powder / इलायची पाउडर / ஏலக்காய் பொடி – ½ tsp
  • Ghee / घी / நெய் – 1 tsp

For preparing poli:

  • All purpose flour (maida) / मैदा / மைதா – 1 cup 
  • Salt / नमक/ உப்பு – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder/ हल्दी पाउडर / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 2 tbsp + 1 ¼ tbsp + ¼ tbsp + ¾ tbsp
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் – ½ cup 

For cooking poli:

  • Ghee /  घी / நெய் – greasing + 1 tsp


For preparing poornam:

  1. Dissolve the jaggery in water ( ¼ cup) and then filter it. Jaggery water is ready.
  2. Grind the grated coconut for 10 seconds in a mixer/grinder to make it smooth.
  3. Cook the coconut powder, jaggery water and ghee (1 tsp) in a kadai at medium flame (keep on stirring the mixture else it may get burnt at the bottom.
  4. Add cardamom powder to it when the mixture starts thickening.
  5. Cook until the mixture thickens (all the moisture gets evaporated). Poornam is ready. Turn off the flame.
  6. Cool the poornam.
  7. Make balls with it (using greased hands (greased with little ghee)). Poornam balls are ready.

For preparing poli:

  1. Add turmeric powder, cooking oil (2 tbsp) and salt to the maida/all purpose flour.
  2. Add water (½ cup) to it and knead it to a smooth and slightly sticky dough.
  3. Then, again add cooking oil (1 ¼ tbsp) to it. Knead the dough for 3 minutes.
  4. Again, add cooking oil (¼ tbsp) to it and knead the dough for 30 seconds.
  5. Close the dough with a lid for 2 hours (let the dough rest).
  6. Open the lid and add cooking oil (¾ tbsp) to it and knead well.
  7. Make a ball with the dough.
  8. Flatten the dough ball over a greased (oil greased) butter/baking paper using hands.
  9. Place a poornam ball at the centre of it and enclose it with the edges of the flattened dough.
  10. Again, flatten it using hands in a such a way that the poornam gets spread (inside) equally. Now, poli is ready to cook.
  11. Cook the poli over a hot greased tawa (tawa greased with little ghee) at low flame on both sides.
  12. Flip the sides of the poli while cooking (until slightly brown spots appears on both sides. Don’t flip the poli too much else it may turn hard).
  13. Serve hot.

Tips for storage:

  • Place the prepared poli over a plate and cool for just few seconds. Store the poli placing it one over the other in a container (fold it before storing).

3 thoughts on “Coconut poli | Sweet poli | Sweet snack | Coconut obbattu | नारियल पोली | தேங்காய் போளி

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