Jeera Poli ~~ Deepavali Special

Jeera Poli

Jeera Poli

My mom prepared this sweet Jeera Poli which is my grandmother’s signature dish. My paati used to prepare this sweet for every Deepavali. I am happy to share this traditional recipe with my readers.

Maida / All purpose flour -1 Cup
Sugar -1 Cup
Water -1/4 Cup for sugar syrup
Oil to Deep fry
A pinch of salt
Water to make maida dough
Ghee 4 or 5 tbspn

1. Combine maida, water and a pinch of salt to make a tight dough like chapathi dough
2. Separate the dough into 5 big balls
3. With a rolling pin, roll these thin chapathis
4. Now place one chapathi, spread 1 tbspn of ghee and stack the next maida chapathi on the first one. Continue stacking all maida chapathis one over the other
5. Now roll all the chapathis together
6. With a knife divide the roll into 10 equal sized rolls
7. Now make medium sized pooris with each of those 10 rolls
8. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the pooris
9. While you fry the pooris, prepare sugar syrup by dissolving 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. The sugar syrup should be in a sticky consistency
10. After the pooris are deep fried, drain the oil by placing it on a paper towel. Once the oil is drained (a minute or so), drop the pooris in the sugar syrup
11. Garnish with coarsely broken elachi and saffron strands
12. Serve the jeera polis hot


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