Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wheat Coconut Boli | Thenga Boli | Wheat Sweet Poli | Kaayi Obbattu

Wheat Coconut Boli | Thenga Boli | Wheat Sweet Poli | Kaayi Obbattu is a flat bread  made with coconut filling. It is a traditional sweet made during festivals like Vinayakar Chaturthi, Bohi, Thiruvathirai, Aavani Avittam, etc.
Usually, boli is made using all purpose flour | maida but today, I’ve used wheat flour instead of maida and for sweetening, I’ve used palm jaggery. Moreover, I’ve used very little oil & ghee. But even then the bolis were so soft and  tasted  yum. 

  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Water - as needed
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut gratings – 1 cup
  • Palm jaggery (crushed) –  ¾ cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp + 1 tbsp
  • Maida | All purpose flour – as needed for dusting

  1. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Add water little by little and make a soft, pliable dough. Then add oil, mix well and let it stands for 30 minutes.
  2. In the mean time,  melt palm jaggery in  ½ cup of water and strain the impurities.  Boil the strained jaggery syrup till it reaches bubble consistency and switch off.
  3. In a heavy bottomed kadai, add a tsp of ghee and sauté the coconut gratings for 2 minutes. To this, add jaggery syrup and sauté till it becomes thick in consistency. Add cardamom powder , mix everything well and allow it to cool. Make small lemon sized balls out of this filling.
  4. Also make balls out of wheat flour dough. Take a wheat flour dough ball and by applying oil on  hand, flatten it to form like a small bowl (சொப்பு/கிண்ணம்). Keep the coconut stuffing inside and cover this stuffing with the wheat dough by gently stretching the edges of the dough so that the filling should get covered completely. Repeat the process for rest of the dough also.
  5. Roll the above stuffed balls into thin, round discs using roller pin, dusting the ball with maida/ all purpose flour.
  6. Place the tawa/skillet on a stove. Let it get heated.
  7. Place the rolled boli on the heated tawa, wait for bubbles to come on the surface. Flip it immediately and leave it for a minute.
  8. Cook on both sides on high flame, flipping it now and then, by applying ghee on both sides and till it gets cooked completely.

Your soft, yummy Wheat Coconut Boli  is ready to eat!

  • You can use jaggery in place of palm jaggery and follow the same procedure.
  • You can add turmeric powder to wheat flour  while making dough.

Tags: Boli recipes, Healthy boli recipes, How to make boli using wheat flour? Wheat flour poli recipe, How to make poli using palm jaggery?, Kaayi Obbuttu recipe, festival recipes