Suruttai Poli For ICC

This Month's ICC was more than welcome in my house...It was a sweet dish!!!!
Srivalli challenged us to make Suruttai Poli. The recipe was from Nithya's Mother and it turned out just PERFECT!!!!!. Suruttai means that which is rolled and poli is the sweet poli which we generally make. Here the stuffing is not inside the poli though.:-)



Roasted gram/Pottu kadalai 1 cup

sugar 1 cup

Cashew nuts 20

Cardamom powder 1tsp

Grated coconut 2 tbsp

Ghee 1 tsp


All purpose flour 1 cup

Salt a pinch

Oil for deep frying

In a bowl add the all purpose flour and salt to it. Mix with enough water to make a soft pliable dough. apply little oil to it and let it rest for 1/2 hr or more

Powder the roasted gram and sugar together.
Chop the cashew finely and roast it and add the coconut.Combine with the powder and mix well. Keep it aside.

Make small even sized balls from the dough

Roll them into circles as thinly as possible( so that it does not puff up when deep fried)Spread the rolled puris on a paper.
When all the dough has been rolled out ,heat the oil in a pan and deep fry one by one(i deep fried in batches of 3)
the deep fried puris should have small bubbles on them and should not have browned or become crisp

Immediately after draining out the oil keep it on a flat surface, put a tbsp of filling inside and roll it tightly. It will be soft at this stage but will become crisp as it cool downs.
Repeat this for all the puris

Take a bite and yummmmmmmmmmm.......Too good.
This is a little similar to the Karchikai which my mother makes but the difference though is the puri is stuffed and then deep fried. Love both the versions

Thank you Srivalli and Nithya

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