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Grapes poli
By : Nithya Rajasekaran
Category : Indian sweets
Servings : 6-7
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
Method

For Filling(Grapes Kesari):

  1. Dry roast the rava in a pan for a couple of mins and transfer it on a paper. Measure and mix sugar with it and keep is aside.
  2. Choose well ripen black grapes. Remove stems and wash them thoroughly.
  3. Take the grapes in a large vessel and add one cup of water to it and boil it until the fruits get cooked. While its boiling, keep crushing the grapes with a masher until it is thoroughly juicy. Strain the extract and collect the juice. Measure two cups of juice and keep it aside.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pan, take the extracted grape juice, grape essence and water. When it starts to boil add the rava and sugar mixture stirring continuously. In a medium flame keep stirring it until the semolina gets cooked and the contents roll out without sticking to the sides(Kesari consistancy) . Add ghee and mix well. Once done, leave it to cool.
  5. Roll balls of this grapes kesari filling and keep them ready.

For wrapper:

Mix all purpose flour, salt and cooking soda together. Add adequate water to roll it into a soft dough. Finally add oil and kneed well to make the dough smooth. Roll the dough into a ball and coat it heavily with oil and leave it alone for 3 hours.

To make poli:

  1. Take a plastic sheet or kitchen foil and grease it with oil. Take a chunk of the wrapper dough, press it out to about 2-3 inches in diameter using your hands.
  2. Place a ball of grape kesari filling in the center and fold it from all sides, proceed to seal at the top. Now press it on all sides with your hand to make a boli of 5 inches wide. Carefully remove it from the sheet and toast it on a pan. Flip and toast on both the sides by applying some ghee over it.
  3. Delicious and flavorful grape poli is ready to serve.
  4. This quantity would make around 20 polis. Refrigerate and use within 3 days.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy eating.

Recipe and image courtesy: 4th sense cooking

Ingredients:

For filling (Grapes Kesari):

1 cup rava (Semolina)
1 cup sugar
2 cups grape juice
1 cup water
1 tsp grape essence
Ghee

For the wrapper:

1 cup all purpose flour(Maida)
Salt a pinch
Cooking soda a pinch
1/2 cup cooking oil
Water

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