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paal poli recipe
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Paal poli recipe

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 12 Poli


  • 1 cup Semolina Rava/ sooji - chiroti or Bombay rava
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 Cardamom powdered
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • ¼ cup Sugar plus 2 tablespoon and more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon Almonds or pistachios chopped
  • Oil – to deep fry


  • In a bowl, mix rava, ghee and salt firstly.
  • Add lukewarm water as needed and make a dough.
  • Knead well and keep aside for an hour  minimum.
  • Mean while prepare milk by boiling it, add sugar and mix well.
  • Soak saffron in warm milk and add it to the milk.
  • Mix well and boil in low flame for 2 minutes. Add cardamom at this stage.
  • After an hour, knead the dough again for 5 minutes to make it smooth.
  • Divide into equal sized balls.
  • Dust with maida and roll into pooris.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the pooris, both sides.
  • Press the excess oil in kitchen towels.
  • Arrange the pooris in a shallow plate.
  • Pour the boiled milk, it should be hot and soak the pooris.


  • You can deep fry the pooris in ghee if you want to make it more rich.
  • Make sure to absorb the excess oil in kitchen towels.
  • You can make the milk more flavourful with cloves and even edible camphor.