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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poli Recipe | Coconut Poli | Obbattu

      Poli/boli/obbattu/puran poli/bobbattu/holige/ubbatti a stuffed Indian flat bread ,unusual like other flat breads, these are sweet stuffed.Method of preparation varies from state to state.Some add sugar to stuffing,some add chirote to outer layer,while some dust it with rice flour,some others dust it with wheat flour,some knead the dough with oil only!!!.what ever method is followed, over all a delicious,sweet,soft,ghee flavoured poli takes you away on your first bite itself.
poli recipe

       Poli comes in two different stuffing's with chana dal or with coconut.I love both of them,even i tried it before i started blogging ,because i just love them.My maid at Bangalore makes very very soft and tasty obbattu.I wanted to learn it from her, but because of communication issues i never did.But with the help of google and my mom, i tried coconut poli for this month cooking secret challenge.Sundari is my partner and she gave me coconut and jaggery.So i made this coconut poli.
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      Pooranam making is not so tough,but little tricky. I melted jaggery and was doing other work so it became so tough to work with.Then next day made coconut poli with sugar.Be careful not to keep jaggery in stove for long time, while removing impurities.Read note section to help yourself in making perfect coconut poli.
      payasam ,halwa are the most easiest sweet you will make for any festive /occasion .For a change try this obbattu thengai poli for the coming festive.

                                         Poli Recipe | Coconut Poli | Obbattu

poli recipe8                                       How to make coconut poli

 Cuisine: Indian  Category: Snacks | Dessert   Yields:5 coin poli   Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time:10 minutes Total time: 30 minutes

Poli pooranam/Stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut.
  • 1/2 cup jaggery/3 tsp sugar.
  • 1 cardamom.
Poli outer cover:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • 3 tsp oil+ oil for rolling.
  • ghee for poli's.
  • water for kneading.
How to Prepare outer covering for poli:
  • Add all purpose flour,oil and water to a wide pan.
  • Add water little by little and make it to loose dough.
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  • Keep it covered for 5-10 minutes.
Lets prepare stuffing for poli:
  • Add coconut to tava and saute it until all the water evaporates and coconut becomes dry.You can also pulse it in mixer along with jaggery(you cannot store it for long if you are not sauteying coconut).
  • Add little water to jaggery.When the jaggery melts, add it to the coconut.
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  • Add cardamom powder as well.
  • Cook  till all of them comes together .
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  • Divide it in to 5 equal sized balls and keep it ready.
How to make coconut poli:
  • Separate the dough in to 5 equal portions.
  • Roll the covering or you can make use of your palm to flatten it in banana leaf or plastic wrap(old traditional method).
  • Keep the stuffing inside and cover it,like you normally do for any stuffed paratha's.
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                                                      (i tried with coconut and sugar too)
  • When patting with palms,dip your palms in oil then flatten it.
  • While rolling the poli,dust it with rice or wheat flour.
  • Now to cook ,Heat tava/dosa pan ,add poli to it.
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  • When it bubbles, flip it.
  • When both sides have brown spots place it in a plate.Don't cook it too long,this makes the poli hard.
  • Apply oil/ghee ,i added little less ghee.You can do so if serving immediate.
  • Coconut poli is ready to be served.Serve it warm or hot.
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  • Like i said in ragi roti post ,poli can be patted by hand in a banana leaf or plastic cover.While using banana leaf, place coconut poli on tava after few seconds take the banana leaf out.
  • If you are not able to roll/pat the poli apply oil or dust with some wheat or rice flour, this makes the process of rolling/patting easy.
  • If you have pure jaggery just pulse it along with coconut then saute this mixture for few minutes(or use it as is).Pulsing makes the stuffing go finer and not to being bitten while eating.
  • Karnataka obbattu uses chirote-a fine semolina, along with maida/all purpose flour.
  • Puran poli uses some wheat flour.If you are a weight watcher ,then combine wheat flour and all purpose flour.
To store the poli:
  • Keep in an airtight container, applying more ghee.This keeps the poli soft when stored for long.
  • If you want to store coconut poli try to saute coconut without burning it.This takes away the extra water and keeps the poli for little longer than normal.
  • Keep the polis stacked one over the other,this keeps the poli staty soft.


  1. not a big fan of this, but looks yum.

  2. looks so yum .. Coconut and jaggery is unbeatable combo

  3. Lovely. Sathya you made your poli look so good. I love coconut jaggery combo.

  4. yumm.. love it.. one of the must for Ugadi...

  5. Wow!! looks very yummy Sathya!! Would like to grab atleast one :)

  6. YUM!!!! very nicely prepared jaggery!!

  7. super coconut poli ...delicious and perfect for the celebration..

  8. I have never had Poli before, but this one looks astounding & appetizing. Would love to give it a try!

  9. Poli is my fav... and this looks really delicious and perfectly made..

  10. This is new to me....looks so delicious.... :)

  11. Poli looks so tempting. Lovely.

  12. Yummy yummy luking polis.vth nice stuff..

  13. ohh wow ..this looks so soft and so that its stuffed with coconut..

  14. We call it kaiholige in konkani dear!Its our favorite and this looks very tempting. Cant stop eating one right :)


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