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.:-)
FOR THE FILLING
Roasted gram/Pottu kadalai 1 cup
sugar 1 cup
Cashew nuts 20
Cardamom powder 1tsp
Grated coconut 2 tbsp
Ghee 1 tsp
FOR THE POLI
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
Labels: Dessert, Indian cooking challenge, sweet