Surul poli is a traditional and simple sweet which is easier to make with lesser ingredients.Surul means" roll" in Tamil, in which a stuffing made out of powdered coconut, roasted gram dhal and sugar, is rolled in a poli dipped in the sugar syrup.Here is the recipe.
|Almonds (roughly chopped)||4-5nos.|
For the stuffing
|Roasted gram dhal||1cup|
Mix the maida ,salt,ghee and knead to dough with water and keep aside.
Put the dhal,cardamom and sugar in a blender, grind it to a fine powder.Mix in the dessicated coconut and finely chopped cashews to it.The stuffing is ready.
Mix one cup of sugar with a cup of water,boil it till it becomes slightly thick(no need of string consistency)and add saffron(I didn't use) to it,set aside.
Divide the dough into small balls and roll out each ball to 6-7 inch diameter circle(like a poori) and keep it in a plate.Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the rolled out dough and drain it in a paper towel.Make sure it should not be crispy and continue for the remaining dough.
Take one fried poli,dip it in the sugar syrup and keep it in a plate.Sprinkle a spoonful of stuffing, roll it (as shown in the picture)and arrange it in a plate.
Garnish it with the chopped nuts.
- The poli should not be fried too crispy,otherwise its difficult to roll.
- The remained sugar syrup can be drizzled on the top of the poli.
- Instead of dessicated coconut ,fresh grated coconut can be added,which needs to be sauted and used.
Serve it series-Festival potluck.
My Diwali My Way event.
Diwali Special Sweets and Savories.
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