Thengai Puranam Poli | Coconut Poli

Thengai Puranam Poli | Coconut Poli

thengai puranam poli |coconut poli recipe

Thengai puranam poli or coconut poli is a very traditional and basic South Indian poli variety that is made during Tamil new year.For this recipe we use coconut shreddings and jaggery to make puranam or stuffing.It is a very simple recipe and can be done quickly.Check out how to make traditional thengai puranam poli or coconut poli recipe below.


For Dough-

Maida-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil

For Puranam / stuffing -

Grated coconut-1 cup
Jaggery-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Ghee -1 tsp


For Making Dough-

👉In a bowl mix maida, salt, turmeric powder , gingelly oil with water and make a soft pliable dough.
Allow it to rest for minimum 2 hours (knead the dough intermittently)
👉Again knead the dough before using.

For Making Puranam/stuffing-

👉Dissolve the jaggery in water and strain it to remove impurities set aside.
👉Heat ghee in a kadai, add grated coconut ,jaggery water and cardamom powder mix well.
👉Cook until the moisture is completely absorbed.
Allow it to cool .
👉Puranam/ stuffing is ready.

For making bholi-

👉Take a big lemon sized balls of the dough and place it on a greased banana leaf/clean plastic sheet/aluminium foil press it out a bit using your fingers.
👉Now take a small lemon sized balls of the thengai puranam and place it on the centre of the dough close it so that the puranam is fully covered with the maida dough and completely sealed.

👉Now using your fingers gently press it out to chapati shapes.

👉Heat a tawa and place the poli on it and cook for 2 minutes on one side flip and again cook the other side .
👉Use ghee+ gingelly oil for cooking the polis.


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