Thengai Poli
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Coconut stuffed Sweet Flat-Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 5
For Dough
  • 3 cup wheat flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • water to knead
For Stuffing
  • 250 gms grated coconut
  • 160 gms powdered palm jaggery / karupati
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  1. Sieve wheat flour and salt. Transfer the flour to a mixing bowl and knead to a very soft dough adding enough water. Add ghee and knead again. Close it and keep aside for 2 hours. In the meanwhile, to prepare sweet stuffing, heat a pan or kadai. Add 1 tsp ghee.
  2. Now add grated coconut, cardamom powder and palm jaggery. Stir well everything on low flame for 5-8 mins till all the moisture is absorbed. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Take the dough and divide into equal sized balls.
  3. Take a plastic sheet or banana leaf. Grease with little oil. Take the sweet mixture and make small balls. Take a dough ball and flatten it a bit with your fingers. Keep the sweet ball at the center of the disc. Close it from all the sides and press over the greased plastic sheet or banana leaf. Now, press the ball to make poli. Poli should not be very thick or very thin.
  4. Heat a tava and place the prepared poli. apply ghee / oil all over the sides of poli and cook till brown spots appear on both the sides. Similarly proceed with the remaining.
  5. Store poli in an airtight container. If you are serving it on the same day, then keep poli at the room temperature. But, if you are going to serve it on the next day, then keep it in refrigerator and at the time of serving, bring poli to room temperature. Or you can reheat poli in microwave.
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