Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pal poli

Pal poli is puri dipped in sweetened milk (pal)

The procedure for making puris is just like jeera poli.(previous post)

To make thickened milk

Milk ---1/2 litre
Sugar ---200 gms

Boil milk ,add sugar and cardamom . Boil the mixture till the sugar dissolves and the milk thickens to 1/2 the quantity. Dip the puri into the the sweetened milk. Lay them on a plate.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jeera poli

Jeera poli are puris dipped in sugar syrup(jeera).

Ingredients: (for puri)
Rava --- 1 cup
Maida( refined flour)---- 1 ladle
A pinch of salt
oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients with water and bind them to the chappati dough consistency.
After a resting period o f ½ hour, Roll them into small puris and fry them in cooking medium.

Ingredients (for sugar syrup)

Sugar --- 3 cups
Water ---1 cup

Add 3 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water , boil them to make sugar syrup. Flavour the syrup with cardamom powder/ any food essence (like rose)of your choice.

Now dip the fried puri into the sugar syrup till it coats both the sides of the puri.

Lay out the dipped puris on a plate. Store them in containers once it is cooled.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thengai poli

Poli is a tamil sweet made like paratha and filled with coconut and jaggery.This is specially made on Tamil new year day. The fillings can vary according to one's choice.

Following is the recipe of Thengai poli


Gratings of 1 coconut(called thengai in tamil)
Fried grams ----200 gms
Jaggery --------200gms

First grind the coconut gratings in a mixer finely.Now add the powdered jaggery into the mixer and blend them well.
Now in a big wok, Add the ground jaggery and coconut mixture. To this add the finely ground fried grams. Blend them on a very low heat for 5 minutes. For flavor, add some cardamom powder and mix them well.

For making poli

Maida ---- ¼ kg
Pinch of turmeric and salt.
Mix them with water and bind them to chappati dough consistency. Rest the dough for ½ hour.

Now take a plaintain leaf( clean plastic paper). Grease the leaf, take the dough ( amla size) and pat them flat, now add the required filling according to the patted size, fold the filling and shape like a ball. Now grease the fingers and pat the filled ball to the required size.

Now transfer the patted poli on to a heated tava and roast them till both sides are done.

Top them with ghee and serve hot.