India is well known for it traditional myriad flatbreads like the roti’s, paratha, naan’s, kulchas and so on. Sweet potato poli roti is one such popular Indian dessert that’s similar to the puran poli and made with a different stuffing made of sweet potatoes and jaggery. Normally puran poli is a sweet roti made of channa dal (lentils) and jaggery mixture stuffed and formed into a roti and fried on a griddle or tawa. This is one of the most popular and traditional dish of Maharashtra, Gujarat and South India as commonly called as puran poli, obbattu, hollige, bobbattlu or Bhakshalu.
Poli is a dessert served during auspicious occasions and during important festivals such as Holi, Padwa, Ugadi. Although it resembles a roti, a Poli is actually very different. The making of the Poli begins with preparing the stuffing. Although each one (the Indian flatbreads) is unique in its own right, I have to say that the Sweet Potato Rotis are one of the yummiest ever. They are moist, delightfully chewy and taste heavenly.
Puran Poli is a traditional South Indian sweet, often prepared on Sankranti and Holi. Gujratis (Gujju) makes this same dish with either Toor dal or Chana Daal, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg powder. You can make a variety of stuffing for the puran poli. Some also stuff the poli with sooji halwa or coconut and jaggery or sesame seeds and jaggery etc. In the Indian state of Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat, poli and bhakri denote unleavened Indian breads. Apart from the south India, Maharashtra, the central Indian state is very famous for this unleavened flat bread called the poli which is also the staple dish in the Maharashtrian cuisine. Puran poli and tilgul, a sweet stuffed with jaggery (unrefined sugar; also called gul) and ground sesame seeds (til) is especially made at one of the few annual Indian solar (as opposed to lunar) holidays, Makar Sankranti, celebrated on the 14th or 15th of January. Traditionally, people wish each other Tilgul ghya goad bola (“Enjoy gulachi poli and speak sweetly”) to encourage good relationships.
Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, fibrous and nutritious vegetable. The soft nature of this paratha, makes it’s a great snack for children. It can also make a great lunch box. Serve it with a vegetable, a pickle, some honey, or just have it plain, they are a good for a healthy meal. The sweet potato is one of the unique vegetables that has its own sweetness with extra flavor and can also be eaten just boiled and mixed with some honey. Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits.
One difficulty in describing the health benefits of sweet potatoes is knowing where to begin. There are a surprising number of nutrient categories responsible for the health benefits of this underappreciated tuber. Among these categories are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar-regulating nutrients. Each category brings with it valuable health benefits. Sweet potatoes also include storage proteins called sporamins that have unique antioxidant properties. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C and manganese. In addition, sweet potatoes are a good source of copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron.
During Shivarathri festival, people offer sweet potato to the God and is eaten by all those who fast on that day. They also break their fast by preparing the sweet potato roti or eith eat it by mixing some melted butter over it which tastes good and yummy.
To prepare the Sweet potato poli, Take a pan add sweet potato and add water. Cook till the potatoes are boiled or you can also use a pressure cooker. Once it is boiled remove the skin and cut into small pieces and mash it well. In another bowl add maida, sooji, rice flour, salt, ghee, mix well and add water make into soft dough and keep a side for 30min.
In a pan add the mashed potato, switch on the flame add sugar mix well cook for 5 min to 10min once it is done keep aside till it cools down, then add cardamom powder mix well. You can also add jaggery instead of sugar. Now take the dough and double the quantity of potato mixture, stuff make a poori size chapati and cook both the side with ghee. Serve hot with dollops of ghee.
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|Recipe of Sweet Potato Roti poli|
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Directions | How to make Sweet Potato Roti Poli
|Take a pan add sweet potato add water cook till potato’s are boiled,or u can use presure cooker.
once it is boiled remove the skin and cut into small pieces and mash it.
In another bowl add maida,rice flour,salt,ghee,rava mix well and add water make into a soft dough and keep a side for 30min
In a pan add the mashed potato, switch on the flame add sugar mix well cook for 5 min to 10min once it is done keep a side till it cools down, then add cardomom powder mix well.
Now take the dough and double the quantily of potatomixture, stuff make a poori size chapati and cook both the side with ghee.