We like most of south Indians have a tradition of making Poli(Indian sweet flat bread) on the day of Bhogi(a day prior to pongal).Coconut poli is one of the easier varieties of poli and is loved by everyone at home.
FOR THE FILLING
Coconut scrapping 1 cup
Powdered Jaggery 3/4 cup - 1 cup
Water 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder 2 tsp
FOR THE COVERING
All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Water 1/2 cup
salt a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients for the covering with the required amount of water ( you might need 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup)into a very soft pliable dough. Apply oil on it(well covered) and let it rest for an hour for the gluten to form
In a pan mix both the coconut and jaggery and cook it on medium flame.Add the cardamom powder and stir well. In the beginning the jaggery tends to become liquid, on further cooking the moisture is absorbed and it becomes a homogeneous mixture. When all the moisture is absorbed, remove from fire and let it cool
Make a lemon sized ball of the covering dough and a small ball of the filling(poornam)
Roll the covering into a small circle using the flour for dusting
Keep the filling inside, cover it from all sides, pinch the extra dough off and roll into a ball again.
Now roll this filled ball into a circle taking care not to make it very thin as the filling might get burnt when cooked.
Cook it in medium flame on both sides for 2 minutes.
Apply ghee for both sides and serve warm
You will love this:-)
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY PONGAL!!!!!!!!!!
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