For making Poli:
- Maida/All purpose flour - 1 cup+1/4 cup for dusting the balls
- Salt - As required
- Water -For kneading
- For the sugar syrup:
- Sugar -1.5 cups
- Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
- Kesari powder - A pinch
Oil - As required for frying the polis
1.Sieve maida/All purpose flour and add it in a wide vessel.Add required salt to it.
2.Add little water and form a dough.The consistency of dough is smiliar to that of chapathi flour.
3.Leave the dough to rest for 15 minutes and make small balls out of it.
4.Dust the balls with all purpose flour and make the balls into round chapathis(The very same way as you roll chapathis).
5.In another wok add oil and heat it.
6.Once the oil gets heated add the chapathis made and fry on both sides till it turns golden color and the result is yummy poli.Allow the polis to cool and keep it ready.
7.In a separate wok add the sugar and add water to it.(Add water in such a way that the sugar gets immersed in water).
8.Add cardamom powder and a pinch of kesari powder to the sugar mixture(Kesari powder is added for the color).
9.Wait till the sugar reaches string consistency.(To check for the consistency take a vessel and pour water in it.Add a drop of sugar syrup into the vessel.With your index finger touch the sugar syrup and with the help of your thumb finger see if you can get a string with the sugar syrup.If you are getting it then the sugar has reached the string consistency else allow the sugar to boil for some more minutes till it attains the consistency).
7.Switch the stove off and allow the sugar syrup to cool.
8.Once the sugar syrup is cooled immerse a poli into the sugar syrup and make sure that the poli is coated with the syrup.Turn the poli and make it to get coated in other side as well.Drain excess sugar syrup from the poli and store it in a clean container.
9.The jeera poli is ready for serving.