Paal poli or paal poori is a simple milk based sweet with poori made with rava/sooji/ semolina, deep fried and dunked in sweetened milk. As a kid we used to eat chapati soaked in milk or even the regular wheat flour poori soaked in milk. When ever chapathi or poori is left over, mom soaks in milk and we have it as snack. Even my MIL does the same but only with poori. It’s their family favorite. I like the flavour of wheat poori soaked in milk. Paal poli is a fancy name given to this simple idea also a few more ingredients to make it special. We add cardamom, some nuts to the milk and the poori is either made with maida or with rava. I made this paal poli with rava. I saw this in my old cook book I am having, as paal poori. I have never made this fully with rava, this is the first time I am making. The cookbook suggested adding orange food colour. But I used saffron as these days afraid of using food colour. Since Vj is not a big fan of nuts and cardamom in anything, I used nuts just for click sake. This recipe can be altered by making the milk more flavourful with cloves and even edible camphor.
Let the pooris are fully immersed in milk and gets soaked well for atleast 30 mins before serving. Garnish with chopped nuts if desired.