I make Flaky Diwali Poli once a year around the time of Diwali.
Ingredients for the filling:
- 200g desiccated coconut.
- 1½ cup normal white sugar.
- ¼ cup brown sesame seeds.
- 1 tsp elatchi powder.
- A little grated nutmeg.
- ¼ cup milk.
Method for the filling:
In a pot, mix the coconut, white sugar, sesame seeds, elatchi powder, and nutmeg.
Mix so that everything is well combined.
Place the pot on a stove and allow the coconut mixture to become light brown, over low heat.
Add the milk and mix so that all the milk is absorbed.
Immediately remove the mixture from the stove and set it aside to cool.
The mixture must be very very cold before you fill the pastry.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 3 cups cake flour
- ½ tsp salt.
- 1 tbsp. ghee.
- 1 cup + 2 tsp milk.
Method for the dough.
In a bowl, mix the flour and salt.
Rub in the ghee.
Add the milk and knead till the mixture comes together.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
Roll out to a thin layer, cut out circle rounds.
Place on your pastry cutter.
Fill one side of the pastry.
Rub water around the edges and gently fold it.
Carefully cut the excess dough off.
Fry in oil till lightly brown or pop into the freezer till ready for use.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Bobby Swanson