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Coconut Puran Poli: Ugadi Sweet Recipe

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Puran poli is a traditional Indian sweet dish which is prepared during the Ugadi festival. Although it is a special Maharashtrian sweet dish, the thin stuffed sweet is also prepared on the occasion of Ugadi. It is also known as puran puri or bobbattu or obbattu.

To celebrate Ugadi, you can try this traditional Indian sweet. Ideally, the puran poli is prepared using jaggery and Bengal gram dal. However, in some parts of the southern India, puran poli is also prepared using coconut. Grated coconut is mixed with jaggery and the stuffing is added to the puran poli. This authentic taste of the coconut puran poli makes it a tasty sweet dish for Ugadi. Take a look at the coconut puran poli recipe.

Coconut Puran Poli: Ugadi Sweet Recipe

RITUALS & TRADITIONS OF UGADI

Serves: 10 puran polis

Preparation time: 60 minutes

Cooking time- 5 minutes

Ingredients

1. All purpose flour- 2 cups

2. Semolina- 2tbsp

3. Turmeric powder- a pinch

4. Jaggery- 1 ½ cup

5. Coconut- 2 cup (grated)

6. Cardamom- 2-3 (powdered)

7. Ghee- 2tbsp

8. Water- 1 cup

Procedure

1. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, semolina, turmeric powder and knead a soft dough using little water. Sieve till the dough becomes soft. Keep it aside for around 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, add ½ cup of water in a deep bottomed pan and then melt the jaggery. Stir at short intervals to avoid it from sticking to the surface of the pan.

3. Now, add the grated coconut in the pan and mix well. Boil till the jaggery's consistency looks thick.

4. Put the pan off flame and let it cool.

5. Take the dough and make small balls with your fingers. Now stuff the jaggery mix. Close the edges into a ball again.

6. Grease a plastic cover with ghee and place it over the ball. Now gently stretch the ball into a flat roti.

7. Heat a tawa (griddle) and roast the coconut puran poli using ghee.

The coconut puran poli is ready to eat. Serve this Ugadi sweet dish hot.

Story first published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 18:30 [IST]
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