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Coconut Poli

By praveen (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 3
Coconut Poli is a delicious sweet snack popular in South India, especially TamilNadu.
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Ingredients

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

For the Filling:

  • Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Maida - 3 tsp
  • Banana - 1
  • Ghee - as required
  • Gingelly Oil - as required
  • Coconut - 2 cups, grated
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup, powdered
  • Cardamom Powder - little

Method

  • STEP 1
    Mix wheat flour and maida in a bowl.
  • STEP 2
    Add enough water and knead well to a thick chapati dough consistency.
  • STEP 3
    Add 1/4 cup of gingelly oil and keep aside for 3 hours, covered.
  • STEP 4
    Grind the coconut and cardamom powder smoothly.
  • STEP 5
    Add jaggery and grind again.
  • STEP 6
    Transfer to a frying pan and fry till the moisture has completely evaporated.
  • STEP 7
    Remove and make small balls of the filling.
  • STEP 8
    Take a small portion of the dough and flatten them on a greased banana leaf.
  • STEP 9
    Add 1 coconut ball and fold the dough.
  • STEP 10
    Flatten again.
  • STEP 11
    Heat a tawa over medium flame.
  • STEP 12
    Add the prepared poli and apply oil around the edges.
  • STEP 13
    Cook till done.
  • STEP 14
    Garnish with chopped bananas and add 1 tsp ghee on top.
  • STEP 15
    Serve at once.
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