Milk Poli / Paal Poli


Milk Poli is one among the festive recipe which is simple, easy and delicious. It stays fresh for a day, so prepare only the quantity you require. In case when it’s leftover, this can also be refrigerated for a day, bring it room temperature and slightly heat them before you serve. A perfect sweet Diwali and RakshaBandhan to decorate the plate.

Let us move on to the recipe…

It’s Friday, I am taking it to Fiesta Friday #88 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.


  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – for deep frying
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Coconut (grated) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Food colour (red, yellow, green) – a pinch
  • Saffron strands – few strands


  • Take the all-purpose flour/maida along with salt and mix it well, pour in water little by little and start kneading the flour, roll it a ball.
  • Pour in 3 tsp of oil, knead it again and roll it to a ball.
  • Take small portions of the dough, roll it to small balls, flatten then with the rolling pin, and keep it aside. Cut them to desired shape if required.
  • Meanwhile boil the milk, add in sugar and keep in medium flame until it reduces to half the quantity. Remove from fire and let it cool down.
  • Heat oil the kadai for deep frying, gently drop the flatten poli one by one and swap the sides and fry them until golden brown.
  • Drain the oil, soak the poli in the milk for few seconds and remove it to a plate (continue this with all the poli).
  • Heat a tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter in a kadhai, add in the grated coconut and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Transfer only the grated coconut to a plate, divide them to three portions, sprinkle the food color, powdered sugar over them and mix it well with your hands.
  • Keep the leftover milk in low flame and let it reduce in quantity and thicken to a paste.
  • Arrange all the poli’s in a plate, sprinkle the colored grated coconut, saffron strands and finally drizzle the thicken milk over it.

Do check out my Jeera Poli recipe in this link:

Do check out my other sweet recipes in this link:


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