Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pal Poli (Milk Poli)

"Pal poli is one of our traditional sweets famous for its own taste. Pal poli is one of the sweets I love. In tamil for milk we say pal. Pal poli puris soaked in sweetened reduced milk. There are many ways to prepare this sweet poli – with rava (semolina), maida or mixed one Very delicious and easy to prepare. You will enjoy its rich taste.The taste is divine…


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp oil or ghee

2-3 drops yellow food colouring

Water to make dough

For the milk syrup:

5 cups milk

1 cup sugar

8-10 cardamom pods

1/2 tsp saffron strands

Oil for frying

Thinly sliced almonds/pistachios, for garnish


Make a elastic dough with the flour, ghee and water and use 2-3 drops yellow food colouring Cover and set aside

Boil the milk and sugar in a heavy saucepan, Continue stirring the milk on a low simmer until it thickens and reduces to about a third in volume.

Meanwhile Divide into 10 equal parts and shape them into balls make small size of puris from the dough.

Heat the oil in a pan and deep-fry the puris.

Drain the oil well and Dip each puri in the hot thickened milk.

Soak the fried polis in the milk and then arrange them on a plate. If there is excess milk, you can always pour it over the polis and sprinkle with the toasted almonds/pistachios. Serve warm or chilled.

The longer it soaks in milk, the better taste you will get.


ST said...

Pal Poli looks yummy and mouthwatering........

Indian Khana said...

Never heard pal poli before...gud one...looks just yummy..

Sameera Ansari said...

Yummy!Looks like one of the traditional sweets served in south Indian Brahmin weddings.I forgot its name :(

Sum Raj said...

woo looks yummy yum sweet...

Purva Desai said...

this looks really delicious...

Jaishree Iyer said...

Thank you sireesha,priti. suma, purva:)

Thank you sameera Yes, this and puran polior palpoli is our traditinal sweet serve on our brahmin weddings..