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.

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Poli/chapati - basic maharashtrian recipe- step by step pictures
Course breads
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
Course breads
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Make a dough with wheat flour. Add oil and the dough should be very soft.
  2. 2. Make small balls of the dough. Roll a ball into a circle.
  3. 3. Brush oil on the surface.
  4. 4. Fold it twice to form a triangle as shown in picture.
  5. 5.Roll this to a circle again.
  6. 6. Heat a girdle/tava. Cook on one side. Brush little oil on the surface. Flip and cook on the other side.
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18 thoughts on “Poli/chapati – basic maharashtrian recipe- step by step pictures”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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..

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

  9. Hi Sowmi, Poli and Panha looks yummy… I will try poli tonight 😉

    Busy 4m morning…. so finished all my work and posted today’s…… 🙂

  10. 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..:)

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