Sweet Dhal Poli

Sweet Dhal Poli

This sweet dish is served on festival days and special occasions. This is made with maida, Bengal gram dhal and jaggery.

Sweet Dhal Poli

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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This sweet dish is served on festival days and special occasions. This is made with maida, Bengal gram dhal and jaggery.


  • Maida – 2 cups (heaped)

  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 cup

  • Powdered Jaggery – 1 cup

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Ghee – 5 teaspoons

  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • A pinch of salt


  • Soak Bengal gram dhal in water for about two to three hours.
  • Cook the Dhal in water till soft, but not mushy. Drain the excess water and cool it.
  • Grind the cooked dhal to a fine powder.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to the jaggery and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, strain it and put it back in a skillet.
  • Add dhal powder and stir continuously till it become thick.
  • Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from stove. Let it cool.
  • Mix maida, salt and turmeric powder and make a soft dough using water little by little.
  • Take a plastic sheet or foil, flatten out small ball sized quantity of the maida dough. Place a smaller sized ball of the sweet filling and cover it completely using the flattened dough. Cover with another plastic sheet. Roll it round using a rolling pin. (You can also make a thin round using your fingers).
  • Heat up a frying pan and when it is hot place the Poli and pour a teaspoon of ghee all around and cook. Turn and cook on other side until light brown spots appear.


  1. looks so good.

  2. Thank you Chitra.

  3. i used to eat this boli in my friend sweet stall and i eat only coconut boli,its new for look awesome..

  4. Romba thanks…Poli mattum padhi naalsariya varaadhu.I hope this time it will come properly.

  5. I tried your poli recipe today and it came out good.i keep visiting your blog for recipes and kolam .your blog is really helpful.

  6. Priyadarshini Mohan

    Hi kamala,

    I found your website by chance while searching for some different receipes for dinner. Think its a blessing to found your site because of which I got a lot interested in cooking which was my least passion before marriage.

    Great work. Neat categorization and don’t have to change any of the ingredients quantity which many other websites don’t do. Have tried many of the recipes in all categories.

    Thanks for sharing such a rare knowledge for free.

    Keep innovating…….

  7. Hi, Kamala

    This Website is really useful for cooking and I like the Kolam and used to try.

  8. Happy Tamil New Year wishes

  9. All looks recipes looks so well and easy to understand and follow. Thank you for your effort.. Keep up the good work..

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