Monday, March 14, 2011

Suruttai Poli / Sweet Rolls - Indian Cooking Challenge

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I'm back to Indian cooking challenge and for my surprise my sweet buddy Srivalli had asked me to suggest a recipe for the challenge too :) Had a long session of discussion with my home "Top chef"(mom) and decided to suggest this sweet called - Suruttai poli :)

Surrutai poli is a lovely sweet that my family has seen for years. The rolled shape which resembles a cigar is the attraction factor. The mild sweetness with the crunchy texture makes this a wonderful sweet on the whole.

Though the process is a little tricky, once mastered this will surely reach your favorites list :)

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Recipe for the filling:

Ingredients:

Roasted gram(Pottu Kadalai) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Cashews - 20
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Coconut (scrapped) - 1 tblsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

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Method:

Powder the roasted gram and sugar together. Chop the cashews into small pieces.

Take a pan and tsp of ghee in it and roast cut cashews and coconut for few mins until the cashews turn golden brown.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

The filling is ready. Keep this aside.

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Recipe for making the Poli(Papad):

Ingredients:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Oil - for deep frying

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Method: (semi step-wise pic above)

Mix all purpose flour and salt in a bowl. Add water to it little by little and kneed them into a dough. Consistency should be like chapathi dough. Leave it aside for half an hour.

Now divide the dough into equal parts and roll into small balls. Flour the surface and roll the dough into very thin circles of 10cm diameter. The thickness of the circles should be like papad(appalam). It should be almost semi transparent. If you make it thick, it would puff up like poori when fried. This appalam can have small bubbles here and there but should not puff up totally. After you roll them into circles spread them on paper and leave it aside for ten mins.

Now deep fry them in hot oil turning once to cook both sides and remove them when they are just half cooked.(about ten seconds) It should be flexible and should not turn brown or crispy.(This is the tricky part)

Once you remove them from oil place it on a plate and immediately spread 1 tblsp of filling (recipe above) on the papad and roll it tight and keep it on a plate with seem side facing down. (Caution - the papad is piping hot so work quickly)

The rolls would be soft when made, but would become crispy once they are allowed to cool.

The challenge in making this sweet is the speed in which you work while rolling the fried papad.

Suruttai poli is ready to eat :)

This quantity would yield 15 surrutai poli.

Store them in air tight containers and enjoy for a week.

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Note - How to eat the broken poli or ones that are soft?

This sweet is quite tricky and getting the right crispy consistency needs practice. But there is no harm going wrong. You still can enjoy eating them.

Take the broken ones or the soft ones in a bowl and add some badam flavored milk(or plain milk with sugar) to it and allow it to get soaked for few mins. Now cut them with a spoon and enjoy eating :)

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Written by: Nithya
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53 comments:

divya said...

Slurp, mouthwatering here, awesome clicks.... Wonderful clicks...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow sounds like a lengthy process but sure worth the pain I guess. The final outcome looks very tempting Nithi...super choice for Indian Cooking challenge

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing it.

Tina said...

OMG....fabulous...beautiful clicks n poli dear.

Tina said...

OMG....fabulous...beautiful clicks n poli dear.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...mouthwatering recipe and awesome clicks..


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Srivalli said...

Pictures are so beautiful Nithi..thanks for a great recipe..thank your mom pls..:)

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww.... My fav recipe.. looks so so so perfect and amazing .. Awesome shots Nithi !!

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Yummy Team said...

Fabulous clicks, Nithya..Delicious sweet rolls..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

How neatly you have tied the ribbon around the sweet rolls....I love the way you use props dear...This is agin another fab recipe from you

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sunanda said...

Wow!! it looks sooo tempting..very nice presentation

Rumana Rawat said...

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this recipe looks awesome:)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow really yummy and irresitable sweet poli..
Loved that cute serving tray!!

Vimitha Anand said...

As u said that is really tricky but yeah these lovelies are worth the effort... Can I please stop by for a ? :)

Preety said...

looks so tempting

Priya said...

Just prepared some for ICC..i couldnt stop myself having them, thanks for this yummy polis....awesome clicks Nithya..

simply.food said...

Absolutely fantastic clicks. This looks really tasty.

Deepti said...

long since had them.....Awesome Clicks as usual....

http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

kothiyavunu.com said...

Omg, those looks tremendous nithi...makes me hungry..beautiful pics!

Suja Sugathan said...

Mouthwatering clicks..looks awesome

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Ohhh this Poli looks fabulous! I am digging that tray that holds the yummy yums too! Nice clicks, as always!

Plateful said...

Nits, the pictures are super and the dish looks simply delish!

Spicie Foodie said...

Wow these are totally worth the long process. What a treat.

Pavithra said...

Looks absolutely yummy and seriously I want to have one right away.. my very fav one.. its been long time now I made this.. Parcel me some Nithi.

jeyashrisuresh said...

A good challenge indeed and u made it perfect. nice clicks as always

sweethome said...

No words to say. Fantastic clicks and looks very professional. Have bookmarked this

Monika said...

what beautiful pictures... I am drooling all over

Priti said...

Wonderful clicks ...looks so attractive

Prathibha said...

I love this..looks fantastic dear...:)
Very nice pics...

lata raja said...

Nithya, These look so professional...I am trying to perfect my rolls to this next time:)

veena krishnakumar said...

Great pics nithya. Thank you for the recipe,Thank your mom on my behalf too. Loved the challenge

veena said...

Perfect! is the only adjective which can be used here..! pictures are awesome..and the rolls look so perfect..!thin and crispy nitts

veena said...

Perfect! is the only adjective which can be used here..! pictures are awesome..and the rolls look so perfect..!thin and crispy nitts

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
looks delicious dear :)
lovely clicks as usual...

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Raji said...

The polis are looking absolutely stunning. The presentation is perfect and the clicks are lovely.
Thanks to your mom for suggesting these, had a great time while making them.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Awesome pictures.Lovely recipe.Thank you for the lovely recipe.It was a challenge indeed.

Nisa Homey said...

Polis looks gorgeous and fabulous clicks as always.

shriannalakshmi said...

Oh Nithya, its tempting me a lot.Thanks for the recipe.The tray looks super! where u got it?

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Luks Perfect Dear,love all the clicks...too gud precentation.

Scraps said...

Gorgeous photos and what a great idea to put the broken ones (even if they didn't start out that way, lol) into milk!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks a perfect sweet...Awesome clicks (as usual).. Keep rocking...

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Eat Hearty said...

I guess no one can match your presentation skills!!!! You rock :)

Ankita
http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

sanjeeta kk said...

Thats a very lovely recipe from your mom, Nithi! Beautiful clicks.

Lite Bite

Chitra said...

wow wow wow, wat else i can say ;)

Gayathri Anand said...

asusal awesome clicks ..that looks so yummy ..thanks for sharing this recipe ..a special thanks to ur mom...

Smitha said...

ur clicks r too tempting n perfect presentation!...thanx to ur mom!:)

Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Now Serving said...

Wow you have inspired so many bloggers with this dish Nitya - looks awesome and crispy!

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful clicks Nitya, simply mouthwatering and beautifully detailed recipe, will de try this :)

savitha ramesh said...

lovely poli and ver inspiring clicks.

Reshmi said...

Hi Nithya,

I'm ur huge follower. I love the way u carry ur cute space. I've tried these polis not as a part of ICC but coz these pics tempted me to do so..
Please do visit my blog. I wud love to hear ur comments..

Rasoi

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, they look so perfect, love your presentation and step by step pics dear.

Geetha said...

On seeing this photos, i could not remove my eyes for long. Great food. I am going to try it. Thanks a lot.

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