Carrot Poli
Bogi pandigai is celebrated in Tamilnadu on the last day of the tamil month Margazhi. Lohiri they call it in Maharastra. We South Indians, make poli | obbattu | boli for this festival. We also make poli for avani avittam too. I have already posted puran poli, thengai poli, paal poli (with video)and maharastrian style puran poli recipe. I wanted to make carrot poli, last year itself but finally this year i am coming up with the recipe of carrot poli for bogi pandigai which falls on Jan 13 2017. I have made a video on how to make poli. Though i won’t say the video is too perfect but for sure will benefit the beginners. Click here for the collection of pongal festival recipes.

Carrot poli recipe

Carrot poli recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + resting time 2 -6 hrs | Cooking Time : 40 Mins |Makes: 15 polis

     Carrot   1 cup (grated)
     Coconut   1/4 cup
     Jaggery    1/2 cup
    Cardamom powder   2 pinches
    Maida | all purpose flour   1 cup
    Sesame oil   3 tblsp
    Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
    Salt   a pinch
    Ghee   1-2 tblsp
                                      Video on how to make poli


Carrot poli

    • In a bowl add flour, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add little water and knead it into a smooth dough.
carrot poli 1
  • Smear 2 tblsp of oil on this and cover it and keep it aside.
  • Let this sit for minimum 2 hours. But even it can be kept for 5 to 6 hours for super soft poli.
carrot poli 2
  • In a pan add 1 tsp of ghee and add the grated carrot, coconut and jaggery.
  • Cook this to make it into a dry stuffing, like how we make for modakam poornam.
carrot poli 3
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Initially you may find the mixture gets loosened but cook it for a while and you will get a solid filling.
carrot poli 4
  • Transfer it to a plate and allow this to cool completely.
  • Make small lemon sized balls out of the poornam and the dough. Keep the dough covered all the time.
carrot poli 5
  • Let’s make the make the poli either in a ziplock or a banana leaf or a butter paper | parchment paper.
  • I used parchment paper this time.
  • Add a drop of oil to the paper and spread it on the paper.
  • Place a dough ball in the center of the paper and pat it using your fingers to make a small circle.
  • Alternatively you can grease a rolling pin with oil and roll it also.
  • Place one carrot poornam ball, which me made, in the center and cover with the dough by bringing in the edges together.
carrot poli 6
  • Grease you hands with oil and pat the circle to form a thick circle. Alternatively you can use a greased rolling pin.
  • Even if you are using a zip lock or banana leaf grease it with oil before starting.
  • This helps in taking out the poli from the surface easily.
carrot poli 7
  • Heat a pan and transfer the rolled polis to the pan.
carrot poli 8
  • Cook on both sides and smear ghee on both sides while cooking.
  • Carrot poli is ready.
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the dough and poornam.
Carrot poli recipe
  • You can replace sugar instead of jaggery.
  • Resting the dough for 5 to 6 hours will result in super soft polis.
  • You can make this poli in maharastrian style poli by using atta and making like stuffed chapathi.
  • Ensure that the stuffing is dry, else it will be sticky and come out while making the poli.
  • Adding oil to the dough makes the poli soft and moist. Do not skip that.
  • Ensure the size of the outer cover and the poornam are in similar size or even the poornam can be slightly big too.
  • But if the dough is more and the poornam is less it will end up in hard polis.


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