Paruppu Thengai poli (தேங்காய் பருப்பு போலி )/ Coconut lentil puran poli & a Short break

by - March 06, 2011

Hi Friends, I am going on short break has I am expecting Baby any time, So I can't regularly visit all your blogs & comment on all your yummy recipes but sure will be back to visit all of you soon. Meanwhile I have scheduled my post (which are laying in my draft for long time) on every Tuesdays & Fridays for your view for not disappointing you all.


For Dough
All purpose flour / Maida - 11/4cups
Powdered sugar - 1tbsp
Oil - 1/4cup
Salt - A pinch
Food lemon color - As required

For Filling:

Channa Dhal - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Water - 1cup


For Dough:

  • Mix all dough ingredients except oil with required amount of water & knead well to bring into soft dough.
  • Knead it for alleast 5 minutes & soak it completely with 1/4cup of oil for minimum 1 hour.
  • After an hour, knead the dough until oil disappears & it become soft dough as shown in picture.
  • Divide this dough into equal size portions & keep it aside. I got 12 balls for this measurement.
For Filling:

  • Pressure cook channa dhal for 1 whistle with 1 cup of water & remove from heat.
  • Let pressure settle by itself then remove the lid & drain the water.
  • In a blender or Mixer grinder, add coconut & cooked channa dhal and grind it into fine paste. Then add ghee to it.
  • Meanwhile heat jaggery & little water along with cardamon seeds. Mix well
  • When jaggery dissolve in water completely, remove from heat & filter directly to channa dhal, coconut mixture. Discard the reduce.
  • Mix well & cook this filling mixture in medium heat until it thick & leaves the sides of the vessel. stir in between to avoid filling mixture sticks to the bottom.
  • Turn off the heat & allow it to cool.
  • Divide this filling mixture in to equal size portion  & make sure it is double the size then outer covering balls.

For Poli:

  • With help of rolling pin, roll the dough in to 5" circle & place filling ball in center and lift the edges of the dough and bring it together to seal. Press it in center & flat the stuffed balls. Do the same with rest of the balls & keep it aside for 10mins.
  • Lightly dust your rolling surface with little flour & roll the stuffed balls into 10" circle or into thin parathas.  Make sure sealed side is on top while rolling & roll it gently to avoid filling oozes out from the dough.
  • Heat the griddle to medium hot & place the poli over the griddle, cook on both side until it turn golden brown color. Apply ghee on both side, cool it on wire rack before storing.

Note : You can change the filling and  can do different variety of polis. For eg PURAN POLI is made with channa dhal & jaggery filling and  MANAGALORE POLI is made with channa dhal with sugar filling & mean while we can prepare COCONUT POLI with jaggery as well as sugar. If we keep veggie spice filling then you can name it as MASALA POLI which is very famous in Chennai. ( will post the recipe soon)

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  1. Hi Saras,

    Congrats!!1never knew you are pregnant waiting for the good news.

    Wonderful stepbystep snaps...neat explanation...Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

    Takecare...Have a safe delivery.

  2. Usha, Thanks for your kind words dear...

  3. happy mother hood dear.Have a safe delivery.Cant wait to see ur baby.Bookmarking this reciep.very clear explanantion.

  4. Very well done dear and best of luck for your delivery and good wishes on everything thereafter :)

  5. Congrats dear..waiting for the good news..
    Puran poli looks so delicious,love the step by step pic..
    Take care dear..hugs.

  6. Thank you Priya & Suja... Sure will let you know the Good news Soon..

  7. Congrats dear and wish you good luck ...have gud test and takecare of urself and the coming angel ....poli looks yum and liked your mehtod very much...

  8. Congrats dear.. waiting eagerly to hear the good news.... By the way do you know if its a boy or girl? :)
    Puran poli looks amazing.. how superb you are to make such a lengthy recipe at this time :D

  9. Congrats n hugs dear..Take care n good luck with everything :)
    Poli looks delicious..loved your pics!

    US Masala

  10. Saras, All the best.. be brave and happy always.. God is always with you.. Let the coming days be filled with joys and happiness always... give a kiss to the little when the minute he/she arrives on behalf of us fellow bloggers..

  11. I pray that you have a safe labor and delivery. Do post the good news, whenever you can. Best wishes!

  12. Very well prepared .perfect ones..

  13. Congrats Dear, never know u r expecting a baby,take care of health..My hearty wishes to the future parents..

    Puran poli,my fav anytime..ur clicks are tempting me a lot..

  14. Congrats and best wishes.... Take care.... update us on the good news. neat post....

  15. What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

  16. Thanks for all your comments & supportive words..Gals. I am expecting Baby Boy anytime.. Will let you all know the good news soon..

  17. Congrats dear..Waiting hear good news. Take care.
    Coconut puran poli looks yummy.:)

  18. These look fabulous!
    Congrats and best wishes :)

  19. AHAA! Pramadham and superb looking polis - wish I was your neighbor and good friend who drops by when I can whiff the smells of your kitchen through my kitchen window :) Wish you a safe a and easy delivery and a healthy bonnie baby - God Bless!

  20. My huss loves polis and thanks for the recipe dear... Lovely blog u have

  21. wonderful recipe yaar... i'm gonna make poli and impress my in-laws


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