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Coconut Poli

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Cooking time

Prep: 3 hours Cook: 30 minutes

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More effort


Serves 3

Coconut Poli is a delicious sweet snack popular in South India, especially TamilNadu.

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  • Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Maida - 3 tsp
  • Banana - 1
  • Ghee - as required
  • Gingelly Oil - as required

For the Filling:

  • Coconut - 2 cups, grated
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup, powdered
  • Cardamom Powder - little


  1. Mix wheat flour and maida in a bowl.

  2. Add enough water and knead well to a thick chapati dough consistency.

  3. Add 1/4 cup of gingelly oil and keep aside for 3 hours, covered.

  4. Grind the coconut and cardamom powder smoothly.

  5. Add jaggery and grind again.

  6. Transfer to a frying pan and fry till the moisture has completely evaporated.

  7. Remove and make small balls of the filling.

  8. Take a small portion of the dough and flatten them on a greased banana leaf.

  9. Add 1 coconut ball and fold the dough.

  10. Flatten again.

  11. Heat a tawa over medium flame.

  12. Add the prepared poli and apply oil around the edges.

  13. Cook till done.

  14. Garnish with chopped bananas and add 1 tsp ghee on top.

  15. Serve at once.

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