Sanoli's Kitchen: SURUL POLI - SOUTH vs NORTH CHALLENGE

Thursday, January 30, 2014

SURUL POLI - SOUTH vs NORTH CHALLENGE

Most of you know that there is a event going on named 'South vs North Challenge', which is a brain child of my dear friend Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook....there are two teams South and North. Each team challenge each other in every month. I am so happy to complete this month's challenge recipe. The challenged recipe, 'Surul Poli' is given by my dear friend Shama Nagarajan from easy2cookrecipes. Where as me challenged to my South Indian friends with 'Labongo Latika'. 

'Surul Poli' is a crispy sugar coated roll with coconut filling. This is an authentic preparation of Kaveri delta region, Thanjavur sweet. A very special dessert for festive occassions. I made little changes, but the main flavour and process is almost same. Such a tasty delicious sweet it is, my full family enjoyed it whole heartedly. Thank you so much Shama for sharing this delightful festive sweet.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE OUTER COVERING OF THE POLI:

½ Cup All Purpose Flour (Self Raising Flour / Maida)
½ tbsp Clarified Butter (Desi Ghee)
Pinch of Salt
Water as required
½ Cup Oil for deep frying

FOR THE FILLING:

¼ Cup Roasted Chana (Pottu Kadalai)
¼ Cup Sugar
1 tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
2 tbsp Freshly Grated Coconut
2 tbsp Cashew nuts
3-4 Pods Cardamom
1 tbsp Raisins
4-5 Chopped Dates

FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP:

½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Water

FOR GARNISHING:

3-4 Cherries
1 tbsp Tutti Frutti

METHOD:

Heat 1 tsp clarified butter in a pan, ghee roast grated coconut and cashew nut for 2-3 minutes or until coconut releases aroma and turns slightly brown. Mix ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup roasted chana, coconut, cashew nuts and cardamoms in a chutney jar. Grind in a mixer into a fine powder. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, ½ tbsp Clarified butter, pinch of salt. Knead it to make a soft smooth dough by using little water. Divide into 5 equal sized balls. Cover with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Boil till it forms string consistency. Remove from heat and set aside.

Now take a small ball from the dough and spread it like a poori (approx 3” diameter). Heat ½ cup oil in a pan, deep fry poori in oil. Drain poori on paper towel to absorb the excess oil. While it is still warm, dip it in the sugar syrup and place it immediately in the plate with dusted powder. Spread 2 tsp of grinded powder along with few raisins and chopped dates over it. Roll them immediately. Repeat the same for the remaining dough.

While serving, pour extra syrup and grinded extra powder on the top of the polis. Garnish with cherries and tutti frutti. Serve warm. You may store the remaining in an air-tight container.

Sending to: Shama's easy2cookrecipes

Sending to: Chandrani's Holiday Recipes

24 comments:

  1. Looks delicious Sanoli.. Today at last I found some time to post comments on my friends blogs..

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  2. Yummy traditional dessert. I like the coconut filling in desserts or snacks. love it.

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  3. surul poli looks yumm. Very well prepared Sanoli

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  4. Looks really delicious!
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  5. yummy surul poli. nice clicks too..

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  6. Yummy traditional sweet....

    http://endekushini.blogspot.in/2014/01/mullu-murukku-butter-murukku-chakli.html

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  7. So yummy and want to grab some fro. Screen

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  8. Hello my name is Francesca and I'm Italian. I discovered your blog by accident, looking for new things. I have joined your followers. If you go too foul. Thank you. Francesca

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  9. surul poli looks fabulous! :) Perfect

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  10. I love these surul poli .Fantastic outcome sonali ...

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  11. Nice preparation,beautiful sharing.

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  12. wow, wow, wow, super sis, you have made it very beautiful, wish I could grab them right from here...

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  13. never heard about this dish:(...
    Amazing flavors, i am sure it tasted amazing too:)

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  14. lovely bites Sanoli.. these are looking just great :)

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  15. Ohh I wish I could try that out, was too lazy to get up after a month off vacation.. you must have really enjoyed them .. hmm :)

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