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.


  1. Would be very nice if u could add some photos. I have never prepared poli with coconut. I must try :)

  2. Even i feel it is incomplete without a photo. I will upload them in the future.

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