Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paal Poli/Rava Puri Paal Poli

My family have many Authentic dishes, born as a Pondicherrian, both my maternal and paternal grandma's have their own traditional dishes. My paternal grandma's recipe book is a real treasure and one of her signature dish is Paal poli. Later my mom makes this ultimate sweet for us as after school snacks, obviously its her favourite as well. And this paal poli is my childhood favourite and now its my kids favourite. Though you can prepare this same Paal poli with maida or wheat flour puris or else with leftover pooris, the traditional puris calls for semolina aka rava puris soaked in nuts loaded saffron flavored masala milk. This sweet is my family special dish, this authentic sweet when served chilled makes an absolutely delicious dessert for a get together. However kids love this rich paal polis, you can prepare them earlier a day to relish this pooris dunkened in fantastic milk flavored with saffron strands and chopped nuts.

Rava puri in Masala Paal, Paal Poli

You can prepare this ultimate sweet for any occasion and this Paal poli can please anyone's tastebuds. Apart from rolling the puris and frying, this sweet gets ready very easily. Whoever have sweet tooth will enjoy thoroughly this irresistible paal poli. Though this dish is well known in all over Tamil Nadu, even this dish is owned by the Pondicherrians. Paal polis can be prepared with coconut milk sweetened with sugar and nuts as most dishes from Pondicherry cuisine calls for coconut. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Kid's delight - Family recipes as theme, obviously how can i resist to post this incredible Paal poli.

Am dedicating this special dish to my mom for teaching me the value of life and for being my inspiration for everything. She never failed to amuses us, she is one of the best example of tolerance and patience. She is my walking miracle. Love you Amma.

For Pooris:
2cups Rava (fine quality)
1tsp Melted ghee
Oil for frying

For Milk:
1liter Milk
1/2cup Sugar
1/4cup Almonds
Few saffron strands
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Chopped nuts

Take the rava in a bowl, add the melted ghee, salt and knead everything as smooth dough with enough water. Keep aside for half an hour.

Divide the dough as small balls, dust the balls and roll everything as medium sized pooris.

Soak the almonds in warm water, peel the skin and grind as fine paste.

Heat enough oil for frying, drop the rolled pooris and fry on both sides. Remove the pooris and drain the excess of oil.

Meanwhile bring boil the milk with sugar, reduce the flame and cook for a while.

Now add the almond paste, saffron strands and cook until the milk gets reduces half.

Now add the fried pooris to the flavoured milk.

Let it sit for a while until the pooris gets well soaked.Top it with chopped nuts.Arrange them in fridge.

Enjoy chilled.

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Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favorites too Priya..looks so yum!

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious melt in mouth poli.. Please pass me some!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

This looks yum. A nice tribute to your amma.

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

wow - I would love these as a dessert. These remind me of ras malai.

Simplyfood said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely recipe, its not one I have tasted before but it looks super delicious.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Priya thank you so much for sharing such a delicious sounding recipe for the Mother's Day collection. Its really nice when recipes are handed down from one generation to another.

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Something new for me. Looks tempting. I will try it for sure. A lovely tribute to your mom.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

these look awesome - will have to try them

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

One of our family favorites. Lovely pick.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

What an authentic dish to make for mother's day! Paal poli looks so delicious Priya..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, that is such traditional and amazing looking dish. Thanks for sharing this Priya.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

I have been a fan of this recipe since I saw it! Going to try this soon !