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Dates poli recipe
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Dates poli recipe

Dates poli made with maida (all purpose flour) or semolina outer layer and a sweet stuffing made with dates.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup Maida or Semolina flour
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt – As needed
  • 1 cup Dates
  • ¼ cup Coconut grated – ¼ cup
  • 2 tablespoon Jaggery powder Optional
  • 1 Cardamom Green
  • Ghee - as needed


  • In a mixing bowl, take maida (I used semolina flour), add 1 tablespoon of oil/ghee, salt and mix well.
  • Then add water little by little to make a dough by kneading it well for 5 min.
  • Dough should be soft and pliable. Cover and keep aside for at least 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, chop dates and grind it in a mixer.
  • Heat a pan with a teaspoon of ghee in low flame and add ground dates, coconut (I used desiccated, but fresh works well too).
  • Add powdered jaggery and cardamom powder. Just heat in low flame to mix everything together.
  • Cool down and make equal sized balls (gooseberry sized).
  • Once 2 hrs resting time is over for the dough, knead it again well and divide into equal sized balls.
  • Pour a tablespoon of oil over the rolled balls and keep it covered for 5 mins.
  • To prepare poli, over a clean kitchen counter top, place a butter paper and first flatten with hands.
  • Then stuff it with prepared dates by covering the dough around dates ball.
  • Flatten slightly and roll it thinly in between 2 butter papers. Butter paper helps to thin the poli well. If you do not have butter paper, you can use oil or dust generously with flour too.
  • Heat tawa and drizzle some ghee, transfer the poli to the tawa.
  • Cook in medium flame. Drizzle more ghee on top and flip to cook both sides until golden. Repeat to finish.



  • Never heat the dates mixture on high flame. Just mixing it to melt the jaggery and mixing is enough. You can use sugar too.
  • The dates stuffing and maida , both should be in same texture (softness) for evenly rolling the poli.
  • Stack the poli as you make to retain its softness.