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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Surul Poli

Surul poli  is one of the traditional sweet prepared in for many tamil festival they are said to be originated in Tanjore  this poli can also be called as Suruttai poli . Surul means roll unlike other poli varities this poli in also stuffed with a filling made with coconut , roasted gram and sugar But the method is completely different . As you might know normally we stuff the poli stuffing in the dough while rolling them but here  after the poories are fried the stiffing is filled and made into rolls .This a very simple and a quick sweet prepared with very less ingredients and can be made in a jiffy. If you are badly attacked to sweet tooth and don't want to prepare any lengthy processed sweet then is might be a option for sweet lovers. 

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For this months SNC shama challenge north team with this very traditional dish from south . I wanted to make them as quick as possible and I made the same day she challenged but I didn't get proper time to post it .Today am very happy to post  this delicious surul poli . thanks to shama for challenging this yummy recipe to start the new year . This is our first snc challenge for this year and am so happy to complete it :) So happy to be a part of this wonderful group and am learning a lot from the members .

Suruttai poli



Maida - 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup ( Adjust according to your taste )
Roasted Gram/Pottukadalai -1 cup
Fresh grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1 tsp
Cashews , Almonds , Pistachios  , Raisins - 1/2 cup
Dates - 1-2 No
Food colours - yellow color  few drops
Cherries / Tutti frutti - for garnishing
Ghee- 2 tbsp +1 tsp

  • Heat ghee in a pan roast cashews ,1/4 cup grated coconut , almonds and pistachios  till they turn light brown Grind this along with roasted gram and sugar into fine powder.
  •  In a bowl put maida , 2 tbsps of sugar , Yellow color , 1 tsp oil add sufficient  water and knead a soft dough with water. Keep them a side for 20 mins.
  • Divide the dough in to equal balls and roll them to like a chapathi / poori not too thick nor too thin.
  • Take the ground nuts powder in abowl and add  raisins ( roasted in ghee), dates . I also added some tutti frutti  .
  • In a plate dust some of this nuts powder and keep them ready.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan for deep frying . when the oil is hot enough  slide the rolled poori into the hot oil.
  • With help of a ladle press it in the center gently along the edges they will puff a bit,flip them and cook them both the sides without making them crispy.
  • Once the poori are done remove them from  oil place it on the nuts dusted plate top them with the ground nuts stuffing roll them immediately when they are still hot so that the edges will stick well.
  • Garnish them with colored ghee roasted coconut scraps , tutti frutti and cherries.

If you have extra filling you can make ladoos out of it or store them in airtight container to use them  next day.


  1. Looks fabulous! wonderful poli....yummm

  2. *slurp* I love poli... wat ever ingredients it has... amma makes coconut poli.. after looking at ur pics am drooling here :)

  3. Poli looks yum and love ur presentation.

  4. Very nice....looks so yummy and delicious...

  5. yummy poli. Looks very yummmm

  6. Sura poli is made in Karnataka too. I have tasted it but till now i have not seen any poli as tempting as urs.. U have proved hw presentation plays a key role...

  7. love its color.. inviting.. nice clicks.. :)

  8. looks fantastic... love the cherry on top of each... :)

  9. So colourful surul poli. My favourite dish. yummy

  10. Wow!!! Very Colourful and just love your clicks :)

  11. Delicious n colorful polis! Looks absolutely delicious and tempting :) kalakkals Manju :)

  12. looks wonderful... great...:)

  13. looks lovely Manjula. I need to make it soon.

  14. Delicious surul polis, you made it so perfectly Manju, would love to pick up one from the screen......:)

  15. can't take my eyes off!! It's worth drooling here ;)

  16. Nice presentation, looks very delicious and yummy, will try this sometime..

  17. Looks so delicious! Makes me want to have one!

  18. Looks very delicious!!


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