Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli | Coconut Obatu | Coconut Poli With Singhara Atta

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Navratri is that time of the year when most of the sweet recipes are prepared and offered to the goddess.

It is the most colourful and joyous festival that people can't wait to celebrate. On these nine days, each day a special sweet recipe is prepared and offered to each Goddess for Navratri. So, today we shall share this sweet recipe with you called coconut poli.

The main ingredients required to prepare coconut poli are all purpose flour, jaggery, coconut.

Many devotees in North India undergo fasting for all the nine days of the Navratri festival. And there are certain food restrictions during these 9 days as well, among which all purpose flour or atta is not consumed during the fast. So, you can add singhara atta or kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) while you prepare the coconut puran poli recipe.

So, take a quick look at how to prepare the coconut poli sweet recipe, also called obatu, for Navratri.

Serves - 4

Cooking time - 45 minutes

Preparation time - 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Grated Fresh Coconut - 1 cup
  • A Few Cardamom Pods
  • Ghee
  • Salt

Procedure:

1. In a wide bowl, add the all purpose flour, salt, turmeric powder and water gradually while kneading it.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

2.Once the dough is ready, add coconut oil, and gently knead it into the dough. Keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

3. Grind the grated fresh coconut without adding any water.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

4. For the filling, take a little water in a pot, and add jaggery to it and let it melt.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

5.After it melts, strain the jaggery syrup to remove impurities.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

6. Add the coconut to the strained jaggery syrup. Pound some fresh cardamom and add it as well. Cook it till all the moisture evaporates and it reaches a thick consistency. Allow it to cool.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

7. Take a little dough and flatten it, then place some coconut filling in the centre and seal the dough from all sides. Flatten it a little bit.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

8. Dust enough all purpose flour, and roll it out gently, you can roll it into medium thickness.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

9. Heat a tawa and roast the coconut puran poli using ghee. Once done, your coconut puran poli is ready to be served with ghee.

Navratri Special: Coconut Puran Poli

Read more about: navratri, coconut, sweets, dussehra, dasara
Story first published: Friday, September 23, 2016, 14:18 [IST]
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