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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 rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

3

hours 
Cooking time

40

minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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