Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baadaam Poli For A Happy Pongal / Sankranti

I am very happy to be back on time to post Baadaam Poli for Pongal/Sankranti after a short visit to our native village. I was pleasantly surprised to see an award waiting for Chitra ( Chitra Amma's Kitchen ) from Chitra at (Chitranna). Thank you Chitra for your  appreciation and  kind gesture.
 Here is a special Poli to celebrate the harvest festival.


 Grated Copra / Dry coconut - 1/2 cup 
Almonds - 1/2 cup 
Jaggery ( crushed ) - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1 pinch
1. Dry roast the grated copra lightly for a minute on low flame. Remove as soon as it gives out a pleasant aroma.
2. Blanch almonds and remove the skin. 
3.Grind the roasted copra and the almonds into a slightly coarse and thick paste sprinkling little water.
4. Dissolve jaggery in 1/2 a cup of warm water and filter. 
5. Cook the ground paste and filtered jaggery water till everything comes together in a lump and add the ghee.

6. Switch off flame and mix in the cardamom powder and let it cool.

7. Pinch portions of the filling and make lime size balls and keep aside. 
Plain flour / maida - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
salt - 1 pinch 
Oil - 2 tsps 
1. Knead the above ingredients together into a soft  dough, cover it and leave it aside for at least an hour. 
2. Divide the dough into lime size balls. 
3. Flatten one dough ball and place a ball of the sweet copra and baadaam filling on it.

4. Flatten another dough ball and cover the filling .

5. Press the edges together and seal the filling between the two flattened dough balls. 
6. Roll out into thin Polis using a rolling pin lightly dusting it with flour.

 7. Heat a greased tava and cook the Baadaam Poli on low flame.
 8. Turn over and cook on the flip side dribbling with  little oil. 

9. When golden brown spots start to appear remove the Baadaam Poli on to a plate. 

Enjoy the Flavoursome Baadaam Poli topped with a dollop of fresh ghee or drenched in a cup of hot milk.

Baadaam Poli can also be prepared using wheat flour following the same method.The bigger one on the plate is prepared using wheat flour.

10 Post your Comments:

Reva said...

Poli looks super yum..:)) Bookmarked.. perfect for this festive season..

Amarendra said...

Awesome recipe.. a must try during this diwali.. Thanks for this posting!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Rich looking delicious poli..happy pongal wishes..

lubnakarim06 said...

Love it....

Finla said...

Wish i could grab one

Madhuram said...

That's a very nice idea. I am on the look out for a different poli recipe other than the usual coconut/dal stuffing. This one has given me an idea for another variation. Hope I'll be able to try it. Thanks Dibs.

notyet100 said...

I prepared coconut poli today,this one looks delicious,..:) happy festival,.

YOSEE said...

Happy Sankranthi ! Poli looks rich .

Aarthi said...

First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious.…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…


Jayashree said...

A very delicious sounding and different filling.