Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kadambur Poli

Kadambur is a small city located in between Tuticorin and Kovilpatti. I have not been to this town.However I have seen the vendors selling Poli at the Kadambur Railway station when I was travelling in Pearl City express from Chennai to Tuticorin.That is where I came to know that Kadambur is famous for Poli
I dont have the exact recipe for Kadambur Poli.I am posting the one that I learnt from my Mother in law.She used to make these poli for Bogi festival every year and it tastes equally good as Kadambur Poli.
Poli


Ingredients
For making Dough
All purpose Flour/maida - 1  cup
Salt: a pinch
Tumeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Oil: 2 tablespoon
Water:1/3 cup
For Puran:
Channa Dhal (kadala Parupu)- 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Grated cocunut - 3/4 cup
Cardomom - 4
Ghee: to fry
The above quantity yields 10 polis
Procedure:
Step 1:
Mix maida, salt, and water and knead to pliable dough. It should be a little bit loose than the chapathi dough. Coat the dough with 1 teaspoon of oil (to avoid getting dried) and leave it covered for 1 hr
Poli

Step 2:
In a heavy bottom pan, dry roast the channa dal until it turns reddish brown.(may take 5 min)
Poli

Step3:
Once done remove from the flame and add hot water to the dhal and leave it covered for 30 min so that it gets cooked in the hot water itself (No need to cook in the stove)
Poli

Step4:
After it gets cooled, drain the water from channa dhal and add grated jaggery, cocunut, cardomom powder to it and grind it in a blender with adding less adding water
Poli

Step5:
Cook the mixture in a pan(approx 5 minutes) until it becomes thick (like puran)
Poli

Poli

Step5:
Divide both dough and puran into 10 equal parts
Now take a banana leaf/butter paper and place a small round of dough in it and press it. Now take the puran and place it in the dough. Pull the dough from the sides to close the puran and make a ball. This is similar as how we make the parathas (Refer picture)
Press the dough in butter paper

Place puran

Pull the sides and close it





Step6:
Now press this ball of dough to a circle shape. This can be done easily by hand by patting it gently.It should almost transparent (i.e you should be able to see the puran slightly).
Grease your hands with little ghee

Step7:
Heat the skillet/tawa, and toast the poli using ghee.

Step8:
Toast on both the sides

Step9:
Serve Hot
Poli

45 comments:

  1. wow...i like poran poli more than the coconut stuffed one,but for me it's not coming perfect like you..i don't know y..i am bookmarking this..your step wise pictures really helpful..poli looks more tempting can you pass 2 of them :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds interesting, the coconut must be adding a nice flavour to the puran.
    FOODELICIOUS

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow..that looks so good..my aunt used to do this

    ReplyDelete
  4. love polis..we use chiroti rava instead of maida!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Absolutely marvelous looking poli. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  6. Delicious and lovely poli and clicks too.
    Kurinjikathambam

    ReplyDelete
  7. My husband loves this poli a lot... Thanks for the step by step recipe... Bookmarking dear...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Delicious & yummy poli..Good job with step by pictorial..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Super delicious poli, mouthwatering here..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello! Got my first set of awards and sharing it with you. Please come over to my space and accept. Thanks :-)

    Poli looks super!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks fantastic. Even though we make all these dishes at home, never knew where they originated and which place is famous for these dishes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow..this is something new to me...but your clicks are so tempting that it forced me to bookmark it..will surely try this soon...:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are making me hungry .. lovely polis .. love the step by step .. my husband's favorite too.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

    ReplyDelete
  14. absolutely delicious..plz send some polis for us ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very tempting Poli,u done it soft and perfectly...

    ReplyDelete
  16. starred***** looks yum !!you have worked hard to make this!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ahh...this looks delicious...I love coming to your site..such good things to relish.:P

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

    ReplyDelete
  18. Luks Very Nice..Tempting Polies...!

    first time here..happy to follow u.. :)

    Check my site if time permits..!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. beautifully demonstrated polis! simply first class :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Poli is my favorite , looks perfect and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  21. thanks for the step by step presentation........

    ReplyDelete
  22. Such great step-by-step pics! Those look delicious too....

    ReplyDelete
  23. This poli is new for me but looks so testy and yummy.
    There are some awards waiting for you..Please collect it.

    Chandrani
    http://cuisinedelights.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Delicious Poli ... looks so good. I've shared few awards with you. Please accept these :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very tempting polis...thx u for ur lovely comment..glad to follow u...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love poli so much. yummy :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely recipe dear. Juz visiting ur blog for the first time.. U have so many wonderful dishes. I love south Indian recipes very much. I am very happy to follow u dear.

    ReplyDelete
  28. fabulous and step by step cooking is very useful for all
    1st time here wonderful space do visit my site

    ReplyDelete
  29. This recipe is new for me..thank you for your wonderful recipe.
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/
    http://worldofsaranya.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks amazing.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. We usualli use moong dal to make puran. Delicious and a classic recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Delicious! Mouthwatering! My favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Mothwatering... Delicious... My favorite

    ReplyDelete
  34. We use to buy it, when v cross Kadambur while visiting my Hubby's nativity(Tuty) in Pearlcity Exp, Awesome Step by Step states it can be done better at home

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is the best recipe close to my home recipe I have seen. Thanks,

    ReplyDelete
  36. hi.... i tried this poli and it turned out to be absolutely delicious and a great hit... thank u so much for this wonderful recipe.. way to go.....:)

    ReplyDelete