Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kerala Boli


Boli is a sweet delicacy which always brings sweet memories of my childhood; that of me and my brothers having packet-fulls of this. I could never stop at one or two; my minimum always is 5. And still whenever I am at my parent's place, my mom sees to it that there is enough of boli on the table to satisfy my craving. Though I like this so much, I had never tried making this myself since we always could get good quality ones in Kerala; even though I make a good Obattu/Pooranpoli,a close relative of boli. As the last time I had boli was about 6 months back during my last trip to India, I was really craving for some nice,soft and yummy boli. So I decided to give this a try and here is the result for all to see.

One mistake I made was that I made the balls a little too big; and as my skillet was not that big, I couldn't really go for the thinnest boli possible, even though the dough turned out to be so stretchable that I could have made these bolies much more thinner than it turned out to be. Yet it was so soft and yummy not just the same day, but even after a day.

Ingredients:
Chana Dal (split black-chickpeas) - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup (or to individual taste)
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 cup
Gingilly oil - 1/2 cup
Cardamom (powdered) - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Method:

In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour, ghee, salt and oil; add water slowly while mixing and kneading to make a soft dough.  The dough should be soft and almost like slipping through your fingers. Cover and set dough aside for at least ten minutes.

Cook the dal in 3 cups of water till about 3/4 th done. Drain the water and puree this. Put this in a thick bottom vessel and add  the sugar and cook till it becomes dry. Now add cardomom to this and once it has cooled down, make small balls the size of a small lime with this paste.
Make the dough into small balls (equal in number as above).  Take the dough ball in your hand and spread it with your fingers to form a disc. Now put the dal ball in the middle and seal the edges by wrapping the dough around to form a ball. Now roll this ball to a circle (the thinnest you can), using a rolling pin, and sprinkling enough of all purpose flour so that the dough doesn't stick. Cook this on a skillet, heated to medium heat, on either side, just like you make roti or chapatti.
Serve a such or along with payasam.
Sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Kaveri 

and to Kid's Delight :Something Sweet an event by Srivalli hosted by Kavi

24 comments:

  1. Inviting and delicious sweet!!

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  2. Delicious and wholesome lookig Kerala boli.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Very nicely made bolis...They look really yummy.
    Thanks for linking to the event.

    Regards
    Kaveri

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  4. Delicious..Awesome Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  5. i was looking for this recipe for qquite some time...will try it soon..

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  6. Hey, could you tell me how this is different from the Maharashtrian Poli??
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)
    Do have a look at the rules & link it to my ongoing Event: (Kid's Delight - Something Sweet) if possible :)

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  7. Yum yum,irresistible boli,feel like having some.

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  8. these are known as puran polis in Goa. I love them :)

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  9. chana dal sugar didn't tried this way, sounds so yummy..will try it sometime!!

    Spicy Treats
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  10. Drooling here...yummy looking

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  11. lovely and yummy bolis...nice recipe Vidhya..

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  12. looks nice, almost like crepe..very yummy indeed

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  13. I have never heard of boli..Looks interesting & must try this out :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. lipsmacking gooood...cant wait to giv a try now
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. Very innovative & unique recipe. Looks lovely and yummy.

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  16. I can happily have a plateful of this,yummy!

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  17. Gimme plzzzz - LOVE that boli and it looks amazing Dear!

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  18. Thanks so much for linking your dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. Would love to have more entries from you :)
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  19. The Boli looks very delicious, now I am craving for some..

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