Poli SweetSweet Poli is a wonderful southindian dessert that is prepared for any marriages in southern part of tamilnadu especially in Nagercoil. Poli goes very well with Paal Payasam. My younger sister Uma is expert in preparing this recipe and i tried this with her recipe. It turns out to be very good.
Ingredients:
Channa Dal(Kadalai paruppu)1 Cup
Sugar1 Cup
Maida/All purpose flour2 Cups
Kesar PowderA Pinch
Raw Rice flour1 1/2 table spoon
Cardamom Powder1 Teaspoon
Ghee1/4 cup
Gingelly Oil2 table spoon


  • Pressure cook Channadal/Kadalai paruppu in a cooker and allow for 3 whistles.
  • Take the cooked channadal and strain the water and dry it in a towel
  • Grind the dried cooked channa Dal in a mixer to a fine powder
  • Add sugar to the ground powder
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan, and add the ground powder - sugar mix and one table spoon of ghee .
  • Mix the dal and sugar in ghee for 2 mins. To this add cardamom powder and stir it evenly and remove from flame
  • Now the Puranam is ready for makig Poli
  • Mix the kesar powder in maida/All purpose flour and add some water and knead it well like a chapati dough.
  • To this add gingelly oil and knead the dough and allow it to rest for 1 hour
  • Take small balls of kneaded dough and roll it to a small circle using a rolling pin.
  • To this add equal quantity of puran and close the edges
  • Again roll it using raw rice flour.
  • Heat the thawa and cook the rolled poli by adding teaspoon of ghee.
  • We can make 15 polis in 1 cup of channadal

  • Now the delicious mouth-watering sweet poli is ready to serve.

    Poli Sweet

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  1. Thank you mami for the very easy boli recipe. Made it for the first time yesterday using this recipe and it came out very well. Happy Pongal.

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  2. THANKS AND I'LL ALSO TRY IT

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  3. Thank you very much Mami I'll also try it.Happy Pongal

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  4. Thankyou Subbu! Easy to follow recipie. Only doubt... Won't the poli taste better if the channa is slightly fried without oil...and add vellum instead of sugar?!!

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  5. very tasty poli.i feel it will be taste better if u add coconut to yhe poornam

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  6. we can add jaggery instead of sugar which is good for health.

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  7. all your recipes look very authentic. Would it be the same if you add brown sugar instead of white sugar?

    It is really a noble service, very useful information for the young and old.

    Prayers and best wishes,
    Vijaya

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  8. I use wheat flour instead of Maida and comes out softer. I also use Jaggery instead of sugar.

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  9. this is a very nice recipe. Will try it for sure. Can someone say what the sugar equivalent of jaggery measure is?

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  10. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
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