Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Poli Recipe | Pachapayaru Poli | Green Gram Poli | Payatham paruppu Poli | Pachai Paasiparuppu Poli

Poli is one of my all time favourite sweet and I never miss to taste Paruppu poli and coconut poli in restaurants if the menu card has it. When I was preparing green gram recipes for an event, the idea of green gram poli came to mind and I tried it immediately. It came out very well and we all liked it. The filling is similar to the Pachapayaru Suzhiyam I posted earlier. I have already posted Puran Poli/Paruppu Poli in the initial days of blogging. Do check that too. Let us move on to the recipe:
Ghee - as required to cook 
For the Filling: 
Green Gram - 1 Cup 
Powdered Jaggery(Vellam) - 1/2 Cup 
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup 
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
For the outer layer: 
Maida/Plain Flour - 1 Cup 
Salt - a pinch 
Oil - 1 tblsp
1. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, salt and oil. Add water little by little and make a smooth dough.(similar to chapathi dough). Rest it for a minimum of 1 hour. Wash the green gram and pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles by adding a little water.
2. When the pressure releases, mash the green gram with the back side of the ladle or you can pulse it once in the mixie. Along with this add the powdered jaggery and pulse it once.
3. Transfer the jaggery and the green gram mixture to a mixing bowl. Now, dry roast the grated coconut until golden brown and add to the mixing bowl.

4. Now, add the cardamom powder and mix it all together. Make equal lemon sized balls and keep it aside.
5. Now, take the dough and make balls a little bigger than the green gram balls. (If the dough is sticky add a little flour). Now, take a maida ball and spread it into small parathas. Place a green gram ball in the centre and seal the green gram ball by gathering all the sides.(see the below picture).
6. Spread it again into thin parathas by sprinkling a little flour. Similarly, roll all the polis. Heat the tawa and toast both the sides of the poli until golden brown. Drizzle ghee and press the poli while toasting it.
Serve the poli when it is still warm.
Points to remember:
  • If you prefer yellow poli, you can add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder along with the maida before making the dough.
  • Make the filling stiff and hard. It should not be watery so that the filling will not leak.
  • If you feel your jaggery has impurities, then dissolve it in a little water and filter the impurities. Heat the jaggery solution until it thickens and then add it to the green gram.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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