Thengai Poli or Sweet Poli is my most favorite sweet which we normally make for Bogi (the before day of Pongal festival) and for Aavani avittam. Though my mom usually make poli with channa dal poornam i love this Thengai poli more than that.
Thengai Poli is one of my most favorite one and though my mom makes poli mostly with channa dal pooranam, i am not a great fan of that. She always makes 2-3 polis separately for me with coconut poornam(filling).
INGREDIENTS:(yield 5-6 thin polis)
|ALL PURPOSE FLOUR(MAIDA)||1/2 CUP|
|COCONUT GRATED||1/2 CUP|
|CARDAMOM POWDER||A PINCH|
|OIL| GHEE||5- 6 TBLSP|
- Knead the maida into a soft dough and add 2 tblsp of oil to this. Add a pinch of salt while kneading.
- Cover and keep it aside for 2 hours.
- Grate the coconut and finely grind this in a mixer along with jaggery.
- Add cardamom powder at the last and grind once.
- In a pan, add ghee and saute the ground coconut and jaggery mixture for 2- 3 minutes. Be careful not to get this burnt.
- When it is warm , make this into big lemon sized equal balls.
- Grease a zip lock cover or a butter paper or a banana leaf and place a small lemon sized dough in this.
- Grease your fingers with oil and and stretch the dough little with your fingers.
- Place the filling in this and cover with the dough as we do for stuffed parathas.
- With the help of a rolling pin , gently roll this into polis.
- Do not dust with flour. Just grease the rolling pin with oil.
- Heat a tawa and transfer this rolled poli gently onto the tawa.
- When done on one side flip it and cook till golden spots appear on the poli.
- This will get cooked very fast , so be very careful not to make it burnt.
- Always cook on medium low flame.
- Smear with ghee and take out from the tawa.
- Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
- Always serve hot .
- The filling came out for 5 polis but 2 small lemon sized dough was left unused .
- If you don’t use generous quantity of oil and ghee poli will not taste nice.
- Instead of making with rolling pins you can use your palms to make polis.
- In that method, poli will be little thick.
- Always make sure that the pooranam( filling) should be more than the dough, else it will be hard and you won’t feel the taste of filling in the poli