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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • For the Dough:
  • Maida -2.25 cups.
  • Gingili oil - 1/2 cup.
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp.
  • Salt -1/2 tsp.
  • ghee - 1 tbsp| For the Filling.
  • Bengal gram dal - 1.5 cups.
  • Red gram dal -1/2 cup.
  • Coconut - 1.
  • Jaggery -1.5 kg.
  • Cardamoms - 6.

How to Make Polli

  • Make a dough with the flour, salt, turmeric powder, 1/4 cup of oil and sufficient water.
  • Pour the remaining oil on the dough and set aside.
  • To make the filling:
  • Pressure cook the dals and drain and set aside. Make sure they are not overcooked.
  • Roast the grated coconut for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the powdered jaggery and simmer on a low heat till the jaggery melts completely.
  • Add the cooked dals, continue to simmer till the mixture blends and thickens. Set aside the filling and allow to cool.
  • In a liquidiser, grind the cooled filling into a fine paste, adding the powdered cardamoms.
  • Mix together oil and the dough.
  • Take a small ball of the dough and using a rolling pin flatten them into round chapattis.
  • Take a 1 tbsp of the filling and place it on the centre of the round. Fold the dough over the filling once again.
  • Heat the tawa and fry both sides till done, adding very little oil.
  • Serve hot ghee spread over the polli.