Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coconut Boli

COCONUT BOLI

Ingredients:
dry coconut / coconut powder - 1 cup
jaggery - 1/2 cup (adjust according to taste)
cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
water
ghee - as required
oil - 4 - 5 tbsp
maida - 1 cup
salt - 2 pinches
Method:
- make dough using maida, salt and water
- make a soft dough
- add oil and make a very soft dough and let that sit for 2 hrs
- meanwhile make the filling
- you can either use fresh coconut or dry one
- i dont like fresh as that has the milk smell, so used the dry coconut
- add jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder
- add little water ( 2 tsp max) and mix well
- this allows the jaggery to mix well and then when the mixture resembles a thick halwa consistancy remove and allow that to cool
- when cooled make balls out of that
- meanwhile make balls with the maida mixture
- roll into 2 " roti by adding sufficient oil
- then place the coconut filling inside and then close it
- roll them into nice round roti's
- Iam sorry mine is shapeless as Iam preparing this for the first time though I have tasted this thousand of times in SRI KRISHNA SWEETS, Annanagar, Chennai
- then fry them as you make chappathis in a hot tava, but instead of oil add ghee which enhances the flavour to the best.

I really miss my Granny at this point. She makes this everytime I meet her in her village.. I love this sweet but have a vague idea that this would be the ingredients and this is how they make until I made and that turned out be the tastiest.. Thank God I didnt go wrong!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yummy.....loved it

PranisKitchen said...

delicious boli looks so yummy