Boli (South Indian Sweet Dish)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Roast Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Who wouldn't have heard of this most loved South Indian sweet dish? Boli is a traditional South Indian festive dessert made with healthy ingredients. It is specially relished during festive occasions and people of all ages are very much fond of it. The gram mixture consists of bengal gram, maida, ghee, cardamom and sugar. The flour mixed with kesari powder must be made into a soft dough to maintain the smooth consistency for boli.
The bolis roasted in sweet ghee makes it more inviting to eat. It can be enjoyed as a wholesome dessert or can be had along with Pal Payasam.

Take a look at more Dessert Recipes. You may also want to try Dal Ke Jamun, Baked Mawa Gujiya , Moong Dal Obbattu, Mango Custard with Vanilla Creme

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  • Bengal gram dal - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Maida - 1.5 cups
  • Gingili Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamoms - 8
  • Ghee for frying

How to Make Boli (South Indian Sweet Dish)

  • Boil the gram with plenty of water. When nicely cooked, strain.
  • Again add water, boil and drain. Add sugar and cardamom to the cooked gram and keep it on low heat till the mixture becomes semi-solid. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from fire and grind to a fine paste.
  • Add a pinch of kesari powder to the flour, and with a little water, make into a dough.
  • Pour gingili oil into the dough and knead until it becomes very soft.
  • Make equal number of balls with the dough and the gram mixture.
  • Take a ball of gram, cover it with a dough ball, place on a floured board and roll out as thinly as possible.
  • Apply a little ghee on griddle and roast the boli on it.