Udupi cuisine is associated with mass scale feeding (feasts) on the occasions of marriages and similar celebration. Crispy coconut poli | kayi holige is one of the traditional dish from Udupi which is most commonly prepared during Shraddha (a Hindu ritual performed for one’s ancestors, especially deceased parents). A key point in this sweet is that it can be prepared and stored the previous day of the ceremony itself.
In my childhood it was a great fun watching the cooks making this coconut poli or puran poli or laddu or any sweet for that matter, the previous evening of such ceremony. The cooking experts were so quick in stuffing, rolling and cooking the poli that I used to watch them without winking my eyes. Later as I grew up I was a helping hand for my mother whenever she made them.
Coconut poli is a sweet stuffed pancake where fresh ground coconut is cooked in jaggery syrup and stuffed in maida flour dough, then rolled in to circular crepes. Bite in to these crispy, delicious sweet crepes topped with ghee and feel the heavenly taste. I have brought this recipe to this space on the eve of Hindu New Year Celebrations. Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year, read on the recipe.
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