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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: https://madraasi.com/2015/08/30/jeera-poli/.

Do check out my other sweet recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/snacks/


Jeera Poli / Sweet Poli



Jeera Poli is means poori soaked in sugar syrup, we mention sugar syrup as “Jeera” in our place and this is one among my favorite sweet from childhood. My grandpa use to get this sweet as evening snack for us. This is very easy and simple to prepare, but I could remember that this would be in different shapes with little foldings in it. I prepared this all of a sudden as per my daughter’s request for some sweets to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with my little naughty son. I prepared it in a simple way without any foldings, will share the others soon.

A perfect and easy sweet for festival like Raksha bandhan and Diwali. Let us move on to the recipe…


  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Coconut grated – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Saffron strands – few strands
  • Food color – a pinch (red, orange and green)


  • Take the maida/all purpose flour in a bowl along with salt and pour water little by little, knead it to soft dough, pour in a tbsp of oil and knead for 5 mins. Keep it aside for 15 mins.
  • Take a wide mouth vessel, add the 1 ½ cups of sugar and pour in 1 cup of water, keep in medium flame, stir it once in a while until the sugar dissolves.
  • Wait until the water reduces and thickens to syrup consistency. Add in 3 to 4 strands of saffron and cardamom powder, stir it with the spoon and the syrup should stick to the spoon.
  • Remove from fire and keep it aside.
  • Divide the dough into small portions, roll them to balls and then flatten them using a rolling pin by dusting flour and then cut them into desired shape. Repeat this for all the balls and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, drop in the rolled poori one by one gently and cook them both sides until they golden brown.
  • Drain the oil and then dip both sides in the sugar syrup and place in a tray. Repeat this for all the pooris.
  • Heat a tsp of ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the grated coconut and cook until it becomes golden brown.
  • Remove it to a plate and sprinkle a pinch of food color over the grated coconut and mix it well.
  • After 5 mins, drizzle a tsp of sugar syrup over the colored grated coconut and keep it aside for 15 mins.
  • Sprinkle the coloured grated coconut all over the poli dipped in sugar syrup, also drizzle few drops of sugar syrup over the poli.

Serve it. Goes good for festival time and also can be offered to god.

Note: You can also sprinkle chopped nuts over this poli.