Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coconut Poli / Thenga Poli

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Coconut Poli:
Coconut Poli is a wonderful Indian recipe...!!!
This delicacy is made especially during festival times. I learnt this traditional sweet recipe from my Mother-in-law.   It was so tasty and delicious and my kids couldn t  stop having one after other.
This festival favorite sweet poli can be prepared with coconut or dhal. And it can be stored for two to three days or  more days if kept in fridge.
Here comes the yummy and puffy poli recipe..hope you enjoy..!
Ingredients:
  • Maida  /  all purpose flour                      - 2 cups
  • Freshly Grated coconut                        -1 ½ cup
  • Jaggery                                                - 1 cup
  • Oil                                                        - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee                                                    - 3 tbsp
  • Cashew                                                - 6
  • Cardamom pwd                                     - ¼ tsp
  • Roasted semolina                                 - 1 tsp
  • Rice flour                                              - 3 tbsp
Method:
  1. In a bowl, take all purpose flour, add little water, a pinch of salt  and a tbsp of oil.
  2. Make a soft dough and keep it covered for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in a non stick pan, add jaggery and little water.
  4. Heat in medium flame with stirring.
  5. When it melts, strain it.
  6. Grind grated coconut and cashew.
  7. Add this mixture to the jaggery water.
  8. Add cardamom pwd and stir well in medium heat.
  9. Add roasted semolina and remove from heat, when the mixture turns thick.
  10. Allow to cool and make small balls.
  11. Now take small ball out of the maida dough.
  12. Make it into a cup.
  13. Take the small coconut ball, stuff it inside the cup.
  14. Dust it with rice flour.
  15. Roll it to thin circle.
  16. Heat a girdle or tawa on stove.
  17. Put the flattened poli and smear some ghee.
  18. Once it turns golden, flip to other side.
  19. Enjoy hot the sweet poli...!
  1. Yummy and delicious coconut poli ready to taste..:)
Have a Nice day..!!!
Jay

60 comments:

  1. Those polis look yummy. parcel please for my kids.

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  2. my fav. craving for one after seeing this

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  3. Delicious thengga poli dear! May I ask U something...what is jaggery??? ;)

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  4. Thank you Radhika, Jeyashri..:)

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  5. Dear Love,

    Thanks for stopping by n valuable feedback..!

    Jaggery is an unrefined sugar available in all Indian markets. You can get in cake form or fairly crumbled and soft. It is made from sugar cane or date palms.
    Jaggery is very rich in iron content and very good for health as it prevents anemia.

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  6. Hi jay ! the poli looks totally scrumptious

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  7. I love coocnut holige....looks yumm

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  8. Prefect for my sweet tooth, yummy poli..

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  9. Looks yummuy and I will try it.because so far what I have tasted have the filling of chana daal.

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  10. They look so soft & is a sure treat,....:)

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  11. the polis look too tempting and delicious.

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  12. Looks very delicious and yummy...

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  13. Jay:
    Thank you u r lovely comment.

    poli i like much, coconut poli looks too good.
    Jaleela

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  14. Ooo.. I am loving this kind of bread especially with curry & spicy yogurt dipping! YUmmm.... Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  15. First time to see, I want to taste :)

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  16. Love it! looks delicious!

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  17. You are great cook, Jay!

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  18. Jay,
    Thank you so much for sweet comments and encouraging a newbie like me.I look forward to browsing you space at leisure(so much to see and absorb!).So I'm following you,thanks again.

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  19. unusual but true i never had puran poli. you are tempting me with my fav flavour.

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  20. wat a gorgeous recipe..sounds awesome dear..

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  21. my favourite recipe,looks inviting dear!!

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  22. They look so soft,hungry all of a sudden ...Love them !!

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  23. They look so soft,hungry all of a sudden ...Love them !!

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  24. Jay..poli looks awesome..i am craving this now..

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  25. Yummy recipe!This time of the year bu we in Bengal relish different kind of jaggery,one is the syrup type(this is new fresh one)which we call nolen gur is mouthwatering I am going to try your recipe with that and I am sure like your kids I too can't stop!

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  26. Poli has come out so perfect dear. My all time favorite.

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  27. Jay, this is something that I did not have in India. Your recipe makes it sound easy to do. I'll have to give it a try. Inquiring minds hate not knowing (how a food tastes):-). I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog..U have a wonderful space and yummy collection of recipes...Hats off...keep rocking.
    Reva

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  29. I had this once at a Marathi friends house and it was super yummmm :-) Yours looks so soft n delicious.

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  30. Soft and delicious poli..looks so delicious.

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  31. looks so yummy ...will try it soon..

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  32. These sweet flat breads look very yummy. My husbands loves coconut. I think I must add this to my recipes to do.

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  33. Hi Jay

    Poli looks so fulfilling and delicious. Wonderful preparation.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  34. Coconut poli looks delicious Jaya. I love anything with coconut.

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  35. Oh Jay...poli looks great! I wish i coud have one now; its been ages since I had a good poli.

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  36. Great looking polis, very soft and delicious..Thanks for sharing, Jay..We make a similar sweet called boli..

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  37. Coconut poli looks ravishing and simply irresistible.

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  38. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சாப்பிட தோனுது...

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  39. Poli is so soft looking... love the coconut in it..I usually make it with chana daal but this is looking more interesting... happy to follow you.

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  40. Hi Jay...
    Thanks fir ur encouraging comment and thanks for joining my kitchen :)

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  41. jay, poli is in my to do list....ur making me to do it immediately....thanks for sharing

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  42. your recipe make me home sick...... love poli in any form

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  43. Anything cococnut in it, for me...looks so tempting, Jay

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  44. How incredible these look! Your recipes always make me hungry.

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  45. Looks so yummy and inviting.

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  46. Hi Jay-Your coconut poli looks delicious and perfectly done!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Jay, thanks for visiting my spot. You have a lovely space with so many recipes...some totally new for me.
    This is something new for me and also interesting.
    Hope to see you again. Will be back as a follower.

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  48. Jay, I was brought here by your comments in my blog.

    I've not heard of Poli. Is it some kind of nan? U've a wonderful blog here. I'm following u now & also "Like" u @ FB, & hope u'll do the same. Looking fwd to sharing, not just on cooking!

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  49. remember having this gorgeous poli as a kid they looks wonderful :)

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  50. You don't let me keep on to diet.Tempting!

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  51. HI!

    I'm a hopping in from Wednesdays Blog Hops! :)

    Come and visit me
    ~Veronica
    from Reviews & Giveaways by TheChickenista

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  52. Great post jay,,,love it :)
    Ridwan

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  53. Hi yr poli looks yummy, you rolled it with roll pin to make flatten or tapped it with yr fingers

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  54. Hy Viji, I used rolling pin to flatten it to thin texture.

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