Friday, January 14, 2011

Coconut Sugar Poli(Bogi special)

First of all Happy Bogi to everyone. Bogi festival is the first day of pongal which we celebrate where people clean up their homes from top to bottom and throw away unwanted goods... this festival is also related to farmers to cultivate land with prosperity. For all of us, Bogi always reminds us of the start of the festive season that is pongal.. A must do recipe for the bogi is the POLI. We have a large variieties of polis but I have just made a simpler one it goes.

(for 6 small polis)
All purpose flour (maida)- 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 spoon
salt - a pinch
Grated/dessicated coconut - 3/4cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardomom powder - 1 spoon
Cashew nuts(chopped to small pieces) - 5-6
Water - as needed
Ghee - as needed

  • Mix maida, turmeric, salt in a bowl. Adding little by little luke warm water, make a soft dough. Let this rest for half an hr.
  • To prepare the filling, in a pan add  ghee,cashews, fry a min until they become light brown.
  • Now add coconut, fry till the raw smell of coconut goes. Donot burn the coconut.
  • When the coconut becomes light brown, add the sugar and mix well.

  • Fry this for 2-3 mins.
  • Mix this well sprinkling little by little water at a time until the sugar melts well and mixes with coconut.
  • Atlast add cardomom powder,give a mix and switch off the pan.(you must be able to make balls out of this mixture, else sprinkle more water and fry well again)
    Cool the filling and make balls out of it.
    Make some 6 smooth balls out of maida dough also. Roll each ball like a small circle, place the filling ball in it, cover and roll any desired size poli. Ensure filling doesn't come out.
    Now take a pan and cook each poli on both sides applying ghee until golden brown.

    Star your festive season with these tasty Polis..


    1. Thanks, same to you n your family.

    2. Love the poli...yummy!!
      Happy Pongal!!

    3. lovely looking is so traditional...keep up the good work....Happy to follow u.

    4. Looks awesome delicious Sowmya:-)