Poli is a sweet flatbread made with all purpose flour and various stuffings. Jaggery, lentils and coconut are the main fillings in a traditional recipe and mainly made during the Pongal festival on Bhogi. This sakkarai poli recipe uses sugar as a sweetener instead of jaggery.
Soak Channa dhal in water for 1-2 hours.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients under outer dough. Sprinkle water little by little and make a sticky dough. Add 2 tablespoon sesame oil and knead the dough well. The dough should be loose and slightly sticky. Cover the dough with the remaining sesame oil and keep it covered. Rest for 2-3 hours.
Drain the water from the dhal and grind it in a mixer. Spread it on a clean towel for about 10 minutes. When it is half ground, add the sugar. Make it into a very smooth paste. Make sure the paste is not watery.
The consistency of the concoction should be such that you can make then into balls. So after grinding, if it is sticky, pour them into a pan and stir until they become thick on low flame.
Once it cools, roll them into balls and keep it aside.
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