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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sweet Boli

Boli is a stuffed sweet paratha like dish. It is usually served with paal paayasam / semiya payasam (rice pudding) in sadya, popularly in southern part of kerala.It can be served as both dessert and snack.

  • Channa dal (Kadalaparippu) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour  or maida – 1  cup
  • Rice flour – ¼ cup 
  • Sugar – 1  cup 
  • Gingelly oil –  ¼  cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp 
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - A pinch 
  • Mix wheat flour or maida and turmeric powder together .
  • Add water to the flour and knead it with hands gently until the dough becomes soft like chappathi.
  • Add gingelly oil on top of the dough and  keep aside for 1 hour.
  • Cook the channa dal in water in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle.
  • Drain the excess water and grind it into fine paste(without water).
  • Heat a pan and add channa daal paste,sugar, cardmom powder and 1 tbsp ghee in to it and mix well.
  • Stir continuously and cook the mixture.
  • Turn off the stove when the sugar melts and the mixture seperates from the pan and let it cool.
  • Make the flour dough into small balls(poori size).
  • Roll out the dough, place the daal mixture in the center and wrap it closely.
  • Roll it again into round shape as thin as possible.
  • Use rice flour to avoid stickiness.
  • Heat the tawa and cook both sides of the rolled boli by smearing little ghee.
Recommended Combination: Serve with Paalada / semiya payasam/ paalpayasam