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For preparing dough:
flour - 1/4 kg
flour - 1/4 kg
Water as required
Sesame oil -100ml
For filling :
grated -1 full
Roasted gram dal -1 cup
Elaichi - 3 to 4
How to Make Avittam poli
Preparation of dough:
Mix the above ingredients and knead to a very soft level.
Add half of the oil and knead till all the oil gets absorbed.
Close it and keep it aside for 1 hour.
After half hour, pour half of the remaining oil and knead until very soft and keep it closed aside for 4 hours.
Break the jaggery to pieces.
Mix the coconut and elaichi and grind them in the mixie to a fine paste without adding water because jaggery will become watery while grinding.
Grind the dal to a fine powder and sieve it.
Mix the powder to the ground paste and heat it in a tawa till excess water is absorbed.
After it cools make lemon sized ball of the fillings.
Take a plantain leaf and grease will oil .
Take a lemon sized ball from the dough and pat on it to 4 inches diameter.
Take one lemon sized ball of the filling and fill it in the dough and close the dough and pat it again up to 10 to 15 inches diameter on the leaf.
Just ensure that the filling does not come out of the dough.
Preheat the tawa to medium and invert the plantain leaf over the tawa and immediately slowly remove the leaf and let the poli stick to the tawa.
Apply little ghee on both sides and remove before it becomes golden brown.
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