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Jul 16, 2008

Poli/chapati - basic maharashtrian recipe- step by step pictures

       Spending almost twenty five years of my life in Maharashtra, I have tasted every kind of Maharashtrian food. I am so fond of all the delicacies and though being a south indian, the cuisine was accepted by us as a staple food. I love puranpolis, sheera ,amti,dalbaati,thalipeeth,sabudana, varan bhaath etc. Groundnut is used in a large scale. They are roasted and powdered and added to the vegetables and salads.
I was always fascinated by the way they made polis. It used to be so soft and remained the same for a long time. And the aroma during poli preperation is just divine. So thought of posting basic steps for preparing poli. Though many might be aware of this basic recipe, but surely must be useful post for some of them who haven't tried.

Ingredients-
Wheat flour- 2cups
salt - 2tsp
oil- 1tbsp

Method-
1. Make a dough with wheat flour. Add oil and the dough should be very soft.
2. Make small balls of the dough. Roll a ball into a circle.
3. Brush oil on the surface.
4. Fold it twice to form a triangle as shown in picture.
5.Roll this to a circle again.
6. Heat a girdle/tava. Cook on one side. Brush little oil on the surface. Flip and cook on the other side.

maharashtrian poli

18 comments:

Laavanya said...

Great combination - love both dishes.

Sireesha said...

Polis look perfect and great......Kairi panha simply love it.....looks nice....

SriLekha said...

both are great recipes and good entries for the events... kairi panha is good...

notyet100 said...

both look delicious,..nice pictures...will try kairi panha

Usha said...

I love the kairi panha,when I lived in Bombay,I used to have this almost everyday during summer,it was so yummy....your post brought back some real fond memories

Usha said...

I love the kairi panha,when I lived in Bombay,I used to have this almost everyday during summer,it was so yummy....your post brought back some real fond memories

A&N said...

Hi Sowmya, the Polis look nice and 'puffed up' :) I thought they were supposed to be stuffed? The Panha is pretty new to me. Usually I dont come across drinks that ask for boiling the fruit. Interesting one :)

Vaishali said...

Sowmya, ghadichi poli is an absolute favorite at our home and you're right- the aroma is divine. I haven't made panha in a long time, though, and yours looks inspiring and delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

I love Puran Poli..These look very soft n tasty

live2cook said...

My aunt used to make roti this way. If we roll the normal way she used to complain that they were not perfect rotis.

The Mango drink looks delicious.

delhibelle said...

Your polis look soft and yummy, somehow adding oil to the atta dough has never quite worked for me..maybe I should try again.

LG said...

Poli looks nice Sowmya..few members on IWIS were asking about detailed procedure to make them. You might want to post the link there too..

jayasree said...

Polis look very soft indeed. Good step-by-step pics. Panha looks very refresinging. good u made into so many events with one post.

Illatharasi said...

Hi Sowmi, Poli and Panha looks yummy... I will try poli tonight ;)

Busy 4m morning.... so finished all my work and posted today's...... :)

Neha said...

nice entries sowmya,
Earlier i thought marathi style Puran Poli is something with a stuffing, n very tough to make, but urs recipe looks nice n simple.
And pana , i already started missing it, today only 'll make it..:)

easycrafts said...

Lovely one soumya...thanks for sending it to the event

Shreya said...

Kairi panha is a new term for me, and i really didn't think it would have mangoes:-) Really nice.

Sukanya said...

The Puran Poli's look very good, so tempting. Iam definitely going to try this as this is my hubby's favorite. I have passed you the Magic Lamp for luck. Do refer to my blog http://sukanya-hobbiesandcrafts.blogspot.com/ for more details.

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