Monday, May 21

Puran Poli

I love puran polis and wanted to try this out for a long time. I tried once using all purpose flour but it did not turn out well . The poli puffed up and I didn't know the reason. May be it could be because of the all purpose flour..

My native is near Tiruchendur , a place in South Tamilnadu. We go there for our summer vacation every year .When we go in train there comes a station called 'Maniyachi' near Tirunelveli. You can hear food sellers shouting 'boli,boli,boli'(yes they call poli as boli). They have two varieties of polis..coconut and dhal polis. We never forget to buy poli there...It would taste very delicious and as a child I loved those.

When I saw polis in Sailu's blog,I tried it and it came out very well. Click for the recipe here. Watch Pattu maami making Wonderful polis.This had been a great help to me.Those who want to make polis by spreading it with hand should definitely watch this. This is my entry to coffee's MBP for the month of May .


I followed mostly her recipe except I used 1 1/4 of jaggery for 1 cup of Maida and 1 cup of channa dal and added 5 to 6 tsp of oil to make the dough.
Making the dough is very important in making polis. This is how I made the dough. Add a pinch of salt and 4 tsp of oil to 1 cup of Maida and make a soft dough by adding enough water. knead well for a minute and add 1 tsp of oil. knead well again for 2 minutes and then add 1 tsp of oil. knead to a soft and elastic dough and keep aside covered with a wet cloth for 1/2 an hour.

To make the filling I just soaked the channa dal and cooked with lot of water in a pan. when it turned soft drain it(u can cook in pressure cooker too) . Then add the jaggery in a pan and when it melts add the channa dal and cardomom powder(no need to add water) . When it becomes thick remove from fire and cool it.

I did not use rolling pins to make polis .. Just with hand flatten a small ball of dough and keep double the amt of filling in it , fold and flatten in to thin polis using little bit of oil .


When roasting the polis in tawa I applied ghee on both sides.

Poli came out very well and we all enjoyed it.

32 comments:

Vcuisine said...

A nice entry Prema. viji

Suganya said...

They look perfect. Mine tends to shrink in size after spreading. I blame the all-purpose flour available here.

Roopa said...

wonderfull entry Prema. i too love polis we call it hollige..

archana said...

Yours puffed up it is a good sign. I have still not mastered the art of making puranpoli. I will try Sailu's recipe :)

sunita said...

I've never tasted puran poli(!!!)although have heard a lot about it...your's look good enough to try...nice entry...

Asha said...

I love Obbattu too but have,nt made them in a long time.They look mouthwatering and I am craving for some.

priar's, said...

Hi prema,
first time in ur blog.i jus love puran poli...
This time i can try it out in my house.

Mishmash ! said...

Prema, I cant resist puran poli's with all that ghee dripping everywhere...:) but cant think of taking all that effort.....so I want a friend who can make and send it for me :D

Shn

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, I love Puran Poli. Thanx a lot for the recipe....

Richa said...

hey prema, ur puran poli looks fantastic, love it :) when can i come over :o)
u r an expert to be making it by hand, i cud never do it, always use the rolling pin!! puran poli with ghee, ah! the ultimate indulgence for me ;)

Sia said...

my goodness prema... polis look so stunning... i dont think i can even attempt to make something like this:)

Mandira said...

these look perfect... and delicious.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Those look perfect Prema. Pattu Mami's video is so good huh!

Sreelu said...

Prema,

so yummy love puran poli's we call them bobbatulu in AP.

they look mouth watering

Kribha said...

Oh Prema,
That looks awesome,yummy, mouth watering, perfect...... My hubby would put me on a throne if I do it as good as you. I tried it a couple of times but did not get a good result. will try your recipe soon. Hope your pic does not haunt me in my dreams this time. :)

Aruna said...

Prema, Puran poli looks soo perfect, delcious, I'm drooling all over. The picture is fantastic.

We(Kanndigas) call it obbattu/hollige, it is usaully prepared during festivals.

Aruna said...

Prema, FYI - One more thing, we usualy prepare this with toor Dal.

Tamil Recipes said...

Poli looks great Prema. Feel like taking a piece and popping in my mouth....

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,.
Polis look perfect and great entry . Thanks for sharing.

indosungod said...

Prema, loved going to the Tiruchendur temple near the sea.

Poli looks wonderful.

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi prema..I love puran poli.This word I heard from my maharashtrian friend. We call polelu in Telugu. ofcourse both are same. I like both sugar and gud version.thanks for sharing this festive food.I love to eat this any time through out the year:-)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Wow Prema,
I have seen this recipe in many blogs never gotta chance to try them.Yours looks so perfect gal.Lovely

Sharmi said...

I never get this texture. you have made them so beautifully. looks mouthwatering.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is looking perfect....I love it a lot. Nice picture...

Vani said...

Wow! Perfectly round obbattus!! Very nice, Prema! We also make the dal and coconut ones in KArnataka though I've never tried them myself. You veggie manchurian looks delicious too!

Sandeepa said...

Lovely Polis..so you for summer vacation to India every year ? Thats really nice

Dilip said...

Jyostna loves Puran 'Puri...so do I but not as much as she does..~grin~...thanks for sharing

USHA said...

Hi Prema,
Wonderful entry and poli(boli boli:))looks awesome and tempting pa.

DEEPA said...

yummy it looks ..Very neat in ur presentation ...thks for sharing

swapna susarla said...

wow prema
polis are looking perfect and tasty too.good entry.

Bharathy said...

EXCELLENT!thanx for sharing this LOVELY one..

Jil Jil said...

Hi Prema,
I was searching for Poli and I got it from your blog and I tried it out. It came out very well. Thanks for sharing.