Monday, December 2, 2013

Masala Poli

Poli or Boli is generally a sweet dish made during festival times.But here there is a slight twist instead of a sweet filling masala / spicy filling is used.Since it does not contain onions it can be consumed on Fasting Days also

Part 1 - Outer Cover
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Gingelly Oil - nearly 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric - a pinch (optional)
  • Water - 4 tablespoons
Combine the above ingredients and make soft dough.Leave it for 4 hours

Part 2 - Inner Stuffing
  • Potato -2 medium sized
  • Garam Masala Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoom
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Jeera Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Aamchur Powder - little
  • Salt - as need
  • Curry leaves and Coriander leaves - few
Pressure cook the potatoes for 4 whistles.Once done allow it to cool and peel the skin.Mash it well and add rest of the items.Mix well.
For step by step cooking with pics refer the following link Aloo Filling.But omit onions

Grated carrot - for garnish

  • Grease a banana leaf 
  • Pinch out a small ball from the prepared dough and place it on a greased banana leaf
  • Spread it out like roti using your fingers
  • Now place a big ball of stuffing in the center and carefully close the edges

  • Again flatted it like a roti using your fingers
  • Place it on a hot tawa and sprinkle grated carrot over it
  • After 2 minutes flip it on to other side
  • Make sure that it is cooked on both the sides
Once done serve it hot

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