Sweet Dhal Poli

Sweet Dhal Poli


  • Maida – 2 cups (heaped)
  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 cup
  • Powdered Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Ghee – 5 teaspoons
  • Cardamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt


  1. 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.
  2. 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 heavy bottomed vessel. Add dhal powder and stir continuously till it become thick. Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from stove. Let it cool.
  3. Mix maida, salt and turmeric powder and make a soft dough using water little by little.
  4. 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 tawa 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.


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