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Milk based poli Recipe

Milk based poli is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
15 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 2 cups - flour
  • 1.5 cups - Milk
  • 1.5 cups - Sugar
  • Saffron - a few strands
  • 1 granule - Edible Camphor (optional)
  • 1 pinch - Cardamom powder
  • 12 - Cashew nuts
  • Raisins - a few
  • 1 tbsp - Ghee for frying the nuts
  • 1 pinch - Salt
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • How to Make Milk based poli:

    1. Knead maida with a tsp of oil, salt and little water into a stiff dough.
    2. Boil the milk for ten minutes and add sugar, saffron strands and the cardamom powder. (It's optional to add the edible camphor. Even a little extra can ruin the taste so be careful.)
    3. Let the sugar dissolve and then decrease the heat.
    4. Make marble sized balls with the dough and roll out into small poories.
    5. Fold the round into half, and again fold it to get a triangle shape.
    6. Roll out the triangles. They should not be too thin.
    7. Keep a shallow dish with the prepared milk handy before deep frying polis.
    8. Heat oil and fry the triangular Polis one by one, until they are crisp and golden in colour.
    9. Drain out the oil, and dip the Poli in the warm milk.
    10. When the next one is ready for the dip, take out the previously soaked one and place it on a plate.
    11. Soak all the polis and arrange them on the plate.
    12. When all the polis is done, pour the remaining milk over the arranged sweets.
    13. Decorate the sweet platter with roasted cashew nuts and raisins.
    14. Recipe courtesy: Chitra Amma's Kitchen


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