Til Poli / Ellu Holige / Sesame Jaggery Flatbread is a traditional and popular sweet from North Karnataka. It is tasty, can be eaten by itself and stays good for a couple of days.

The festival season calls for different sweet preparation. Various kind of stuffed sweet flatbread are made in South India and these make the festivities more enjoyable.

White sesame seed and dry coconut are roasted and then pounded along with jaggery, it is stuffed to make a sweet, makes a tasty sweet that can be eaten by itself.

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Til Poli / Ellu Holige / Sesame and Jaggery Flatbread

For the dough:

  • 1 cup chiroti rawa
  • 1/4 cup maida
  • 1 tablespoon oil + 2 teaspoon
  • salt a pinch
  • turmeric powder a pinch
  • water

For the stuffing:

  • 1 cup white sesame
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 cardamom

Method:

  1. Take the semolina and maida in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, give a mix. Put oil and rub it well with the dough. Use little water and knead to a dough, smear some oil, cover it with a thin cloth and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Dry roast the sesame seed until it is golden brown and gives a nice aroma. Lightly roast the desiccated coconut, once they cool down, grind with jaggery and cardamom, this is the filling.
  3. Take the dough, knead it again.
  4. Take a ball of the dough, roll it lightly. Take a ball of the filling and put it in centre and seal it well.
  5. Dust a light flour and gently roll it.
  6. Heat a skillet, put  it on the skillet. After a few seconds, turn it with the ladle and smear some oil on it.
  7. Roast on both the sides on a medium flame, golden spots should be visible.
  8. Put it aside and repeat for the rest of the dough.

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Til Poli / Ellu Holige / Sesame Jaggery Flatbread

Course sweets
Cuisine karnataka, South Indian
Keyword ellu holige, holige, stuffed flat bread, til poli
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 pieces
Author jayashree

Ingredients

For the dough : 1 cup = 150 ml

  • 1 cup semolina (chiroti rawa)
  • 1/4 cup maida
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon oil ( on the dough)
  • turmeric powder a pinch
  • salt a pinch
  • water

For the stuffing:

  • 1 cup white sesame
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 2 cardamom

Instructions

To make the dough

  1. Take the semolina and maida in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, give a mix. Put oil and rub it well with the dough. Use little water and knead to a dough, smear some oil, cover it with a thin cloth and keep it aside for 15 minutes. 

To make the filling:

  1. Dry roast the sesame seed until it is golden brown and gives a nice aroma. Lightly roast the desiccated coconut, once they cool down, grind with jaggery and cardamom. 

To make the stuffed flat bread

  1. Take the dough, knead it again. Take a ball of the dough, roll it lightly. Take a ball of the filling and put it in centre and seal it well.Dust a light flour and gently roll it.Heat a skillet, put it on the skillet. After a few seconds, turn it with the ladle and smear some oil on it. Roast on both the sides on a medium flame, golden spots should be visible.Put it aside and repeat for the rest of the dough. 

Recipe Notes

  • Increase the quantity to make more polis.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I never made this but have tasted it at one of my friend’s place and I just loved it. Your polis look so delicious,very nice recipe.

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