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Tilgu Poli (Sesame Poli) Recipe

Tilgu Poli (Sesame Poli) is a popular Indian Breakfast
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On :
Friday, 20 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • For dough
  • 1 cup - Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup - all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 3/4 cup - Milk
  • 2 tbsp - besan
  • For stuffing
  • 3/4 cup - Jaggery (grated)
  • 1/4 cup - sesame seeds((lightly roasted till it is crisp and golden in colour)
  • 1/4 cup - grated coconut(roasted)
  • 1/4 cup - Chickpea flour/besan
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Nutmeg powder(optional)
  • 1/4 cup - poppy seeds/Khuskhus(dry-roasted powdered)
  • ghee/clarified Butter (as needed)
  • How to Make Tilgu Poli (Sesame Poli):

    1. Mix all the flours. Make a well in the middle, heat oil and add it to the flour. The oil should be sizzling hot. Then mix it nicely and remove all lumps.
    2. Now start kneading the soft dough by adding little milk at a time. Consistency of dough should be soft like a regular chapatti dough. Apply few drops of oil on dough and cover it. Let it rest for 30-40 minutes.
    3. Now for filing, grate the jaggery. Heat ghee in a pan add chickpea flour and roast it. Add ghee as required little at a time. Keep stirring continuously.
    4. Roast on low heat till it changes its colour and its aroma spreads all over the room. It will take about 6-7 minutes. Then switch off heat and keep it aside. Let it cool
    5. Roast sesame seeds, poppy seeds and coconut one by one. Grind it powder one by one and mix.
    6. Add ground sesame seeds and coconut, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder along with roasted besan and jaggery grind this mixture in a mixie till they are well combined.
    7. Mix all ingredients well and make equal sized balls.
    8. Make equal portions of dough. Sprinkle some all-purpose flour on rolling board.
    9. Roll the dough to the size of puri.
    10. Place a ball of tilgul filling in the centre close it by covering the edges at top so that the filing will not come out.
    11. Use more flour and roll it till it become normal roti size or 7-8 inches in diameter.
    12. Heat the griddle (tawa) put some ghee roast it from both the side using ghee on medium flame till it turns golden brown. Serve crispy gulpoli with ghee.
    13. Recipe courtesy: Jaisruchi


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