Friday, January 22, 2010

Halwa / Ravva kesari Poli (Halwa or Ravva kesari stuffed sweet roti)

Halwa / Ravva kesari Poli (Halwa or Ravva kesari stuffed sweet roti)

This is a easier alternative to making Bobbattlu, which is time consuming. These polis can be made in a jiffy!! All you need is halwa or Ravva kesari. As I said in my previous blog, when I make Ravva kesari, I take some of it aside before adding the nuts. It will sure be difficult to roll it out like a chapathi or roti with the nuts or raisins.

To make Dough:

2 cups Maida (all purpose flour)
1 cup whole wheat flour
a pinch of salt
2 tsp of oil

Knead with just enough water to make dough of softer consistency.


Flatten out a small ball of dough. Put a small ball of kesari / halwa in the center. Flatten out the edges of the dough to cover the halwa ball and seal. Press or flatten this ball with hand to the size of your palm. Make sure no holes come up in your flattened dough ball. Then roll it out with a rolling pin using some dry flour making sure that its not breaking apart.
Fry it on a medium heat pan. Put oil on both sides when it starts to brown and remove from heat.
You can put ghee instead of oil, but on the healthier side olive oil will do just fine!!

Kids also will love this variation to the regular chapathi or roti. It can be eaten plain and hot or with any curry.
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  1. How interesting! I have never heard of rava kesari filling for a poli..will try it sometime..


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