Coconut Poli

Coconut Poli

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Coconut Poli is a sweet that we make during the festival. I started making this in a big batch and store in the fridge for a week. You can always replace Palm jaggery with normal jaggery.  I prefer not to use sugar.  You can adjust the jaggery measurements according to your taste. I have attached palm jaggery picture for reference.

Coconut Poli


    For dough
  • 1 cup of Plain flour
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Pinch of salt
  • Oil
    For stuffing
  • 1 cup of Coconut
  • ½ cup Palm Jaggery
  • ¼ cup of Black sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon of roasted gram dhal


  1. Combine Plain flour, a pinch of salt and oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using water. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 4 hours. This makes the dough to roll easily.
  2. Now take a pan, dry roast black sesame seeds and keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan dry roast coconut till it leaves its moisture and becomes slightly brown. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  4. In a blender take roasted gram dhal and sesame seeds, coarsely powder them. Add in roasted coconut along with the coarse powder and grind them.
  5. Once the coconut is mixed well with sesame seeds I the blender, add in palm jaggery (cut into small pieces) and run the blender for 10 secs.
  6. Take the coconut and jaggery mixture into a bowl. Coconut Puran is ready for stuffing. Puran has to be thick as we are going to make balls out of it.
  7. Roll out one portion of the dough into 4″ diameter circle using a little oil.
  8. Place a portion of the coconut filling in the centre and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling.
  9. Flatten the dough and roll again into 5″ diameter circle, use oil to roll the poli without sticking on the board or kitchen counter.
  10. Cook on a tava (griddle) over a medium flame, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  11. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  12. Add a dollop of ghee to each Coconut poli and serve.

Recipe Credit

I learned this recipe from my aunt. Her name is Mrs. Sivakami. She taught me each step with proper measurements. Thank you so much, auntie.

Palm Jaggery for reference

Serve with love

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