Friday, October 15, 2010

Kesari Puran poli (Sooji halwa obbattu) - Navratri Special

I wish all Neivedyam visitors a very happy Dusshera/Navratri

These pretty little birds were sitting right out of my window without realising that they were being clicked.

Puran poli is made by stuffing sooji halwa which gives a very nice taste and texture and is great for neivedyam during festive season.

Sooji Halwa recipe Here. I added little turmeric (natural colour) to the halwa to get the yellow colour.


For Poli
2 cups maida (all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp salt
water for making dough
2 tsp oil


Mix maida, salt and water to make a soft dough. Take a clean plastic sheet and apply oil to it as well as your hands. Make roti size balls from the dough and stuff small amount of halwa inside the dough. Gently press the stuffed dough with your hands on the plastic sheet and flatten it as much as possible. Use oil to your hands to make it flat. It takes a beautiful roti shape as shown in picture. If flattening with hand is difficult use rolling pin.
Fry it on the tava with oil as we do for parathas.
Delicious Sooji halwa pooran poli is ready!

This goes to CFK- Festive food hosted by Suma.


Supriya said...

Very nice Kesari Puran Poli Sharmi. Looks delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy puran poli, very tempting..

Manasi said...

we call this 'sanjori' or 'sheera poli'.. love it, u made me long for it:)
Happy Dussera to u and the family

Kay said...

Way to go, sharmi! I like the natural yellow with turmeric in the puran. :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmmmmm,interesting filling,looks delicious.

Anjali Koli said...

Sharmi we make this too but unlike for naivedyam it is made mostly with leftover sheera/kesari bhaat. Yours looks soft.

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said... sounds yummy yummy tasty,i know,coz i too prepared the same for the festival..

MySpicyKitchen said...

Nice puran poli... looks delicious! Happy Dasara!

Rajani said...

That's a real smart idea for a filling,any tips on how to rtain the filling inside and not 'leak' out?
Thank you,

Sharmi said...

Rajani, The halwa has to cool down so that it does not leak. and I use hands so it does not leak:)

Nitha said...

I love those birds.. Ofcourse the halwa too... It looks yumm...

Unknown said...

Poli looks soft and delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

Absolutely delicious!