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Jeera Poli is a maida and rava based sweet recipe that is made during Boghi, Tamil New Year or Diwali ,down south in Tamil Nadu. The pooris are deep fried and then soaked in sugar syrup called jeera. Day after tomorrow is Tamil New Year’s Day and this will be an awesome dessert for the meal.The rava and maida are mixed with ghee and water and kneaded softly to a dough. After about half an hour they are shaped in to pooris, folded and made in to triangles, before deep frying them in oil and immersing in sugar syrup for a while.The process is quite simple and can be made even by beginners. This best part is this sweet can be stored in an airtight container and also this can be made in advance.

In some places this is also called Bombay Khaja. For the crispy outer of the puri, it is suggested to use rava. I have added maida, rava and ghee along with water for the making of these delicious polis. My mother used to make this now and then as all in my family are fond of sweets. For the festivals these small triangular puris are an awesome part of the feast. Though in some parts of Tamil Nadu is made on the Boghi day, it is essential in my household and in many Tamilian homes to make Poli for the Tamil New Year. So I choose to make this for the upcoming festival. I already have Paruppu Poli, Coconut Poli and Paal Poli in my blog, do check them out as well.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  1. In a bowl add maida and rava.
  2. Add water and ghee and knead to a soft dough and rest for half an hour.
  3. Make a small ball out of the dough.
  4. Flatten it and make small pooris.
  5. Fold it now like this.
  6. Now fold again to form a triangle.
  7. Flatten it again like this.
  8. Heat oil and fry the poori.
  9. Take it out once golden brown.
  10. Make a sugar syrup with sugar and water. Also add cardamom powder.
  11. Add orange food colour.
  12. Wait till you get one string consistency.
  13. Add the pooris carefully.
  14. Make sure the pooris are well coated and soaked in the sugar syrup.
  15. Store in a tight container.
  16. Enjoy it.
Recipe Notes

You can add any nuts of your choice.
You can also sprinkle some dessicated coconut on top.
Be sure to keep the polis seperate, as they tend to stick together in the sugar syrup.

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