Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grapes Poli (Boli / Obbattu)

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Poli or Boli or Obbatu is a traditional flat bread made with all purpose flour and stuffed with a sweet filling. Dhall and coconut filling is the most common varieties made by everyone and it has been a custom at home to make them for Ayudha Pooja celebrations.

But then, this year me and mom were breaking our heads to make some interesting variation so that I can proudly blog about it :P yup! Intentions change and its okay until everybody enjoys the food isn't it??!! :)

After noticing a kg of grapes in the pantry, we decided to cook up something with it and Grapes poli was the result :)

Stunningly different and delicious dish I say!! A must try for those who love experimenting :)

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Ingredients:

For filling (Grapes Kesari):

Rava(Semolina) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Grape juice - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Grape essence - 1 tsp
Ghee

For the wrapper:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Cooking soda - a pinch
Cooking oil - 1/2 cup
Water


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Method:

For Filling(Grapes Kesari):

Dry roast the rava in a pan for a couple of mins and transfer it on a paper. Measure and mix sugar with it and keep is aside.

Choose well ripen black grapes. Remove stems and wash them thoroughly.

Take the grapes in a large vessel and add one cup of water to it and boil it until the fruits get cooked. While its boiling, keep crushing the grapes with a masher until it is thoroughly juicy. Strain the extract and collect the juice. Measure two cups of juice and keep it aside.

In a heavy bottomed pan, take the extracted grape juice, grape essence and water. When it starts to boil add the rava and sugar mixture stirring continuously. In a medium flame keep stirring it until the semolina gets cooked and the contents roll out without sticking to the sides(Kesari consistancy) . Add ghee and mix well. Once done, leave it to cool.

Roll balls of this grapes kesari filling and keep them ready.

Grapes poli

For Wrapper:

Mix all purpose flour, salt and cooking soda together. Add adequate water to roll it into a soft dough. Finally add oil and kneed well to make the dough smooth. Roll the dough into a ball and coat it heavily with oil and leave it alone for 3 hours.

To make poli:

Take a plastic sheet or kitchen foil and grease it with oil. Take a chunk of the wrapper dough, press it out to about 2-3 inches in diameter using your hands. Place a ball of grape kesari filling in the center and fold it from all sides, proceed to seal at the top. Now press it on all sides with your hand to make a boli of 5 inches wide. Carefully remove it from the sheet and toast it on a pan. Flip and toast on both the sides by applying some ghee over it.

Delicious and flavorful grape poli is ready to serve :)

This quantity would make around 20 polis. Refrigerate and use within 3 days.

Serve hot and enjoy eating :)

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Tips:

You can simply make the grape kesari and serve it as it is. The purple shade is beautiful and the aroma and flavor of grapes makes it impressive.

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Written by: Nithya
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43 comments:

LifenSpice said...

Looks like a piece of heaven:) A very innovative Poli and the stuffing itself looks tempting!

Prathima Rao said...

Very innovative!!! A yummy & delectable & a fun filling to traditional poli!!
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Nitha said...

Lovely and tempting one.. As usual awesome clicks..

PriyaRaj said...

Very unique filling ...looks very tempting ...eagerly waiting to try & taste it ..

revathi said...

lovely recipe.. too good..:)

Sobha Shyam said...

very innovative recipe dear, feel like grabbing those lovely polis from the pics..too tempting..

julie said...

Tempting clicks of a yummy poli..

Biny Anoop said...

never heard in this or ate this...but looks excellent...yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, what creativity and beautifully done too. Hats off Nithya !!!

Uma said...

Really New idea Nitya. I love the color. happy Dassara days to you.

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Krithi's Kitchen said...

That is a colorful obbattu...
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Suja said...

Beautiful,innovative idea dear..tempting

Pushpa said...

Colorful and delicious recipe.

Kalyani's Platter said...

obbattu looks delicious and yummy .... very tempting clicks ........

Priti said...

Such a wonderful idea and looks so yum ...lovely pics

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is a interesting idea...yumm iy looks. Luv the 2nd last click, lighting is too good in it

notyet100 said...

Umm delicious,..happy festival,.

Sudha Sabarish said...

A very good innovation.Kuddos to u and ur nithi.That's gr8 and tempting.

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Awesome clicks and super and colourful dish!!!!!!

Rekha shoban said...

very innovative!!lovely colour!!

uma shankar said...

never heard of this filling!something very new and innovative!!wondeful pictures!

Bharathy said...

Adengappa... my jaw was hitting the keyboard and my toungue dangling, dripping..
Awesome pics!!! Lovely innovative sweet..
Boli summa semma perfect a irukku!!

Coconut pudding thane?..kandippa..namma meet pannumbothu!! :)

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Archana said...

Wow! very innovative
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Kanchan said...

What an creativity .. fruit as a filling in paratha .. Nice !

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite innovative and delicious recipe. nicely clicked also

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

What an innovative way to prepare poli.... Looks delicious.

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Zia Elle said...

Lovely recipe. I like so much grapes...

Prathibha said...

Interesting filling..lovely color of d filling n lovely shots wid very good sense of colors in d background..

saffronstreaks said...

wow very innovative and creative poli..loved the grape fillings and the pics

Padma Gopinath said...

Awwww.. wonderful blog, Yummy obbatuu!!!

Prabha said...

This is truly innovative.. cant wait to try this one!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful filling and innovative one Nithi.. will try it out sometime for sure :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Grapes Poli luks divinely Good and superdelicious click too.Luv following this yumm blog of interesting recipes.

Gayathri NG said...

Perfect and innovative polis...beautifully presented dear..

Kurryleaves said...

amazing....
lovely recipe

Abhilash Jutur said...

When do we get these tasty food stuff??? It looks so yumm!!!

Crumpled Chillies said...

Grapes in a poli ?! man this recipe is awesome!!!!
lovely! :)

sanjeeta kk said...

Oh..quite interesting..grapes in boli! Like this space for some unusual recipes and wonderful clicks.
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Ambreen said...

WOW!!! Such a lovely idea, very unique filling. Love the color, great job :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks wonderful nithi, sometimes I prepare with carrot halwa :)

Anzz said...

Am impressed with your innovations. Grapes in a poli is absolutely unique. Love the concept. Its my first time here. U have a gr8 site.

priya ravi said...

very innovative.. love the purple color of grapes kesari.. awesome clicks..

Sound said...

Very innovative and tempting..Just had the classic poli made by my MIL..will try this out next time..

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