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Sweet Wheat Poli

Sweet Poli is a festival dish and it is prepared with dhal or coconut sweet stuffing. Normally Maida is used for this poli, but I used wheat flour.

Sweet Wheat Poli

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


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Sweet Poli is a festival dish and it is prepared with dhal or coconut sweet stuffing


  • Wheat flour – 2 cups (heaped)

  • Coconut gratings – 1 cup

  • Jaggery powdered – 1 cup

  • Dry ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee – 4 or 5 teaspoons

  • Gingelly oil – 3 to 4 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dhal Poli
  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 cup

  • Powdered Jaggery – 1 cup

  • Wheat flour – 2 cups

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Ghee – 5 teaspoons

  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • A pinch of salt


  • Add salt and turmeric powder to wheat flour and mix well. Add water little by little and make a dough (like chapati dough) and apply little gingelly oil on the dough and keep it aside for at least half an hour.
  • In a thick pan add the jaggery powder and add 1/4 cup water and bring to boil. Remove from stove and strain it so that any mud or dust will be removed. Add the strained jaggery water to the vessel and allow to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add coconut gratings and mix well. Cook on medium flame till it become solid.
  • Add dry ginger powder and cardamom powder and mix well. Cool it.
  • Grease banana leaf or a plastic sheet and put a small orange size dough and flatten it.
  • Add lemon size coconut mixture in the centre and fold it. Then gently spread it with your fingers.
  • Remove it and put it in a hot tawa. Pour little ghee around the poli and cook till light brown spot appears on both sides.
  • Dhal Pholi
  • 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 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.
  • Mix wheat flour, 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 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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