Coconut poli | How to make Coconut poli

By Swapna Sunil  |  13th Sep 2016  |  
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About Coconut poli Recipe

Coconut poli or Kobbari polelu (in telugu) is a traditional sweet flat bread made during festivals using whole wheat flour and stuffed with coconut jaggery filling. This is such a simple and easy to make ahead dessert without much of a fuss or preparation. Coconut poli is in a way a healthy dessert as it is whole wheat based , uses very little fat unlike other desserts and a comforting dish for all the coconut lovers like me !

Coconut poli is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Swapna Sunil teaches how to make Coconut poli step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Coconut poli in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 10 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Coconut poli at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Coconut poli takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Coconut poli is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Coconut poli is a good option for you. The flavour of Coconut poli is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Coconut poli and impress your family and friends.

Coconut poli

Ingredients to make Coconut poli

  • 1.5 cup : Whole wheat flour / Atta
  • Pinch of yellow food color ( optional )
  • 1/4 tsp : salt
  • 1 tsp : oil
  • water as needed for dough kneading
  • 2 cup : Freshly grated coconut
  • 1.5 cup: jaggery
  • 1/4 cup : water
  • 2 tsp : cardamom powder
  • oil/ Ghee as needed for frying

How to make Coconut poli

  1. In a deep mixing bowl add the flour , food color,salt and mix well.Now adding water as required knead this into a soft dough and smear oil all over the dough and set aside covered with a damp cloth for half hour.
  2. While the dough resting start off with the filling . In a pan or Kadai add the jaggery along with 1/4 cup of water and heat until the jaggery melts.
  3. Now pass the jaggery syrup through a sieve to remove impurities if any. Pour the syrup back to the same pan and bring this to a gentle boil .
  4. Next add the grated coconut and cook this on medium heat until all the moisture evaporates and becomes thick.
  5. Once it starts to thicken add the cardomom powder , stir well and turn off the heat. Now cool this mixture to room temperature.
  6. Uncover the dough and knead it for a minute. Later divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  7. Now roll each dough ball into thick circles and place a spoonful of filling in the centre , seal this by bringing the edges together and press them to lock in the goodness.
  8. Dusting with dry flour roll this gently into a roti using rolling pin or by patting with your fingers .
  9. Now fry this on a tawa on low to medium heat until golden spots appear on both the sides by drizzling with oil or ghee.
  10. Repeat the process of filling , sealing and cooking until all are done .
  11. Cool them to room temperature and store in an airtight container .
  12. Irresistably good Coconut poli are ready to cherish ...

My Tip:

You can use half of wheat flour and half of All purpose flour for extra soft poli One can always substitute fresh coconut with dry coconut but the desicated one will not work for this as the natural oils or fat is removed in it so it doesnt taste that good. Food color may be completed avoided or can be substituted with turmeric. Brown sugar can be replaced with jaggery. Fry on low to medium heat .When cooked over high heat the jaggery starts to melt and tends to stick to the tawa. Stays good at room temperature in an air tight container for about a week and more depending on the weather conditions.

Reviews for Coconut poli (3)

Sheeni Singh2 years ago

Nice one to try!

Manjushree Sooraj2 years ago

awesome... :) we call it kayi holige in Kannada...tastes great..

Ayushi Prakash2 years ago

this looks yummy!