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January 14, 2009

Happy Bogi and Properous Pongal!

Filed under: recipe — yaadayaada @ 2:54 am
Pal Poli Vadai
Pal Poli Vadai

Paal Poli

Ingredients to make 8 polis:

Maida / all purpose flour 1/3 cup

Rava 1 tablespoon

Water to knead

Salt pinch

Turmeric pinch

Cardamom 2 pods

Saffron 4-5 strands

Sugar 1/3 cup (Can add more depending on your taste.)

Milk 4 cups

Oil to fry


Mix Maida, Rava, salt, turmeric, a teaspoon of oil, water and knead into a stiff soft dough. Add water little by little so that the dough is stiff. Then roll them out into small poris. Then heat oil and deep fry these poris.

Boil the Milk. When it starts boiling, add sugar and keep stirring until it dissolves completely. Add saffron and powdered cardamom to the milk. Once the milk is reduced to 2 cups, pour the flavoured mik over the puris. Make sure all the puris are covered will milk. Leave it aside for an hour for the puris to soak up the milk. Turn over the puris after half an hour. Serve it hot or cold depending on your preference.

Paruppu Vadai

Ingredients to make 10 small vadas:

To grind

Channa dhal or split peas 1/4 cup

Toor dhal 2 tablspoon

Red chilly 2

Curry leaves 3-4

Asofoedita/hing 1 pinch

salt to taste

turmeric 1 pinch

To fry



Soak the dhals for 3 hours. Grind all the ingredients into a coarse paste with very little water. Heat oil make the paste into small vadas and fry until they are golden brown. Your vada is ready.

Note:You can add onions, mint, saunf to the mix if you want to turn it into masal vadai.

Pongalo Pongal!

Pongalo Pongal!



  1. super-o-super…:)

    paal poli na..puri maari fry panni…powdered sugar sprinkle panni…adhu mela paal vitu saapadradu dhaaney? small confusion bec this looks like regular poli…

    Comment by Me — January 14, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

  2. Pongal-o-Pongal!! Iniya thai thirunaal nal vaazhthukkal 🙂

    And recipe for pal poli please?

    Comment by Revathi — January 14, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  3. Me, Revathi, both your questions answered with the update! 🙂
    Happy Pongal!

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 14, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  4. Nandri hai! 🙂

    Comment by Revathi — January 14, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

  5. Happy Pongal YY 🙂 Kaaka pidi Kanu pidi vechacha?.. hope u got the mail I sent you!

    And Revathi.. you say nandri hai?! same pinch. 🙂

    Comment by reva — January 15, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

  6. it has been years since I had paal poli..

    YY..adhu enna kolam? concentric circles? adhu pakathula edhukku oru kutti kolam vera….& where is your thakkali harvest :p

    Comment by Me — January 15, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

  7. Me.. Start making it now that you have the recipe! Or come over with your better half!! 🙂
    Thatz my solar system kolam with sun in the middle.. Kutti one was for the vilakku.. but I moved the vilakku later.. And I forgot to put my thakkali harvest.. 😦 But this was performed next to my thakkali plant! So I guess it was ok!!

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 16, 2009 @ 5:55 am

  8. Solar system kolamaa? is it traditional or did you display your creative side…i have seen sooriyan chandran drawings on ponga panai….but i don’t remember kolam like this…

    Comment by Me — January 19, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

  9. My mom used to do it.. So I follow.. You can call it traditonal!

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 20, 2009 @ 2:00 am

  10. Hey, that thing you keep the fruits on is really cute and cool.. do you mind telling me where you got it?
    My mother in law got it from Andamans.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 22, 2009 @ 12:32 am

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