Dates Poli

Puthiya thalaimurai TV  shows a program called  ‘konjam soru konjam varalaru’ on Saturday evenings 7.30 pm and there is a rerun on next day morning 8.30 am. The show is good and tracks the history of one food/recipe and its different modifications. After watching the episode on POLI in this show, I was tempted to try out poli. The fillings commonly used for poli are paruppu or thengai and sometimes a combination of both. I tried chopping dates finely and using it as a filling. The results were good. DH liked it very much ,especially that the dates filling was not too sweet…

dates poli


Ingredients :

1 cup Maida/Refined flour

A pinch of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon oil ( I used gingelly oil )

Water to knead the dough

For the filling:

10 no dates chopped finely


  1. Knead the flour into a loose dough with liberal amount of oil.
  2. Let the dough lie for atleast 4 hours. I actually made the dough the previous night.
  3. Now divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  4. With some dusting flour roll each ball into thin rotis, keep a spoon full of chopped dates in the centre, fold  and roll again.
  5. Heat the tawa and cook the poli with ghee.

February 1, 2013. Tags: , , , . Festival special, Sweet/dessert.


  1. hema replied:

    Hi Kuttralam @ sk mukherji,
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  2. charanyaram replied:

    You have an awesome blog. 🙂 I am making this soon, Healthier option

    • hema replied:

      Thank you Charanya, for visiting my blog and for all those likes 🙂

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