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by Jeyashri suresh
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Kara poli

Kara poli recipe | Masala poli – Sri Krishna sweets style Kara poli recipe – with full video and step by step pictures.

We always make puran poli, thengai poli or poli with some vegetable like carrot, sweet potato along with jaggery stuffing. Poli is always related to sweet. But the one served in Sri Krishna sweets, a popular sweet shop in Chennai, serves Kara poli | Masala poli. They make it hot over the counter and serve podi smeared ghee loaded masala poli.

I wanted to try this for a long time. Few days back while talking with one of my good friend, we were discussing about the Kara poli. She gave me few minute details regarding the taste and that helped me to arrive at a perfect Kara poli.

Usually for poli, while making the dough we add lot of oil. But I didn’t add that much as how it is made for traditional polis. I used full maida for making this but you can use half maida and half wheat flour as well.

Resting time of the dough is the key for getting soft polis. Usually my mom rests the dough for 5-7 hours. I rested the dough for 2 hours only and used less oil.

I simply loved the potato masala which I made as a stuffing for the masala poli. This potato masala goes well with poori, chapati too.

I made the dough with 1 cup of flour but was left with 4 more extra lemon sized balls of potato stuffing. So you can make the dough using 1.5 cups of flour.

Check out my Rose milkshake, Carrot poli, Thengai poli

Kara poli recipe

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Kara poli recipe

Popular Sri Krishna sweet style Masala poli recipe with potato stuffing
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 polis
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Plain flour| Maida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp salt for dough
  • Water to knead the dough
  • 2 tsp oil for the dough
  • 1 Potato boiled and mashed
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp cashew nut bits
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp sambar powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • Ghee to make poli
  • 2 tbsp Idli Milagai podi

Instructions

  • I made the dough with 1 cup of flour but was left with 4 more extra lemon sized balls of potato stuffing. So, you make the dough using 1.5 cups of flour.
  • Add 1.5 cups plain flour, ½ tsp turmeric powder, and salt in a wide bowl.
  • Sprinkle water and knead soft dough.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil and mix well.
  • Cover and keep aside for 2 hours. The more you keep the dough aside the softer the polis are.
  • Do not make the dough too tight. Let it be soft.
  • Let’s make the potato masala for the Kara poli.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add in ½ tsp of mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once it crackles add 2 finely chopped onions and a little salt.
  • Saute till they become translucent.
  • Add the mashed potato (1 big potato) and ¼ cup blanched green peas.
  • Now add ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp sambar powder, 1 tsp garam masala, few cashew bits, and salt.
  • You can add replace sambar podi with red chili powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, mash well.
  • Switch off and add little fresh coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and cool completely.
  • Now grease your hands and make lemon sized balls out of the potato stuffing.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Open the dough and knead it once.
  • Make equal lemon sized balls out of it. Since I made the dough using 1 cup of flour I got only 8 balls.
  • Grease a parchment paper or zip lock cover.
  • Place a dough ball in the center.
  • Gently pat this to extend the dough.
  • Place the potato ball in the middle of it and cover it well.
  • Close this with another greased parchment paper.
  • Gently roll with a rolling pin. This way it will not stick to the rolling pin. Else you need to dust it with plain flor and roll like Rotis.
  • Make a small disc and take it out from the paper. It will easily come off.
  • Place the rolled poli on a greased hot tawa.
  • Cook on both sides.
  • Smear ghee, in the sweet shop they pour ghee generously over the poli.
  • Sprinkle idli podi generously and sprinkle coriander leaves.
  • This part is a must one, as it gives the perfect taste to the Kara poli.
  • Flip and smear ghee if needed.
  • Take out from the pan. Enjoy hot.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.

Video

Notes

1.The more the resting time, the polis will be softer.
2. Ensure the potato stuffing is completely cool, before stuffing inside the poli.
3. Do not skip the molagapodi part as it enhances the taste of the Kara poli
  • I made the dough with 1 cup of flour but was left with 4 more extra lemon sized balls of potato stuffing. So, you make the dough using 1.5 cups of flour.
  • Add 1.5 cups plain flour, ½ tsp turmeric powder, and salt in a wide bowl.
  • Sprinkle water and knead soft dough.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil and mix well.
  • Cover and keep aside for 2 hours. The more you keep the dough aside the softer the polis are.
  • Do not make the dough too tight. Let it be soft.
  • Let’s make the potato masala for the Kara poli.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add in ½ tsp of mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once it crackles add 2 finely chopped onions and a little salt.
  • Saute till they become translucent.
  • Add the mashed potato (1 big potato) and ¼ cup blanched green peas.
  • Now add ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp sambar powder, 1 tsp garam masala, few cashew bits, and salt.
  • You can add replace sambar podi with red chili powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, mash well.
  • Switch off and add little fresh coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and cool completely.
Kara poli recipe
  • Now grease your hands and make lemon sized balls out of the potato stuffing.
  • Keep it aside.
Kara poli
  • Open the dough and knead it once.
  • Make equal lemon sized balls out of it. Since I made the dough using 1 cup of flour I got only 8 balls.
  • Grease a parchment paper or zip lock cover.
  • Place a dough ball in the center.
  • Gently pat this to extend the dough.
Kara poli recipe
  • Place the potato ball in the middle of it and cover it well.
  • Close this with another greased parchment paper.
  • Gently roll with a rolling pin. This way it will not stick to the rolling pin. Else you need to dust it with plain flor and roll like rotis.
  • Make a small disc and take it out from the paper. It will easily come off.
  • Place the rolled poli on a greased hot tawa.
  • Cook on both sides.
  • Smear ghee, in the sweet shop they pour ghee generously over the poli.
  • Sprinkle idli podi generously and sprinkle coriander leaves.
  • This part is a must one, as it gives the perfect taste to the Kara poli.
  • Flip and smear ghee if needed.
  • Take out from the pan. Enjoy hot.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Grease the parchment paper every time.
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1 comment

Gayathri September 6, 2020 - 11:36 am

5 stars
Awesome mouthwatering recipe… Thank you for sharing jayashree…. 👍😍

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