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I am not big fan of Poli. My sister loves it. Last time when did Puran poli my 2nd son and my husband loved it. My family (except me) is big fan of all coconut base dessert (chocolate, payasam etc..). So I was pretty sure this recipe will be a hit with them.. It is simpler version compared to one with done with dal. Now days I hear argument that ghee and coconut is good for healthy esp for the growing kids.. not sure how true though..You can still enjoy this during this festive season
For outer layer
All purpose flour / Maida  - 1 Cup
Tumeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 3 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For stuffing
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ghee - 1/2 teaspoon

For Poli

for Cooking poli Ghee - As required


Mix Maida, turmeric powder, oil and salt. Make soft and firm dough. 
Apply oil around it and close it with wet cloth and leave aside for 2-4 hrs (I kept it for 4 hrs). Divide the dough into small lemon size balls
Heat Jaggery with 1/4 cup of water till it melts. Drain to remove the impurities
Bring back Jaggery and boil it. Add Grated coconut. Mix well. Add cardamom powder, Ghee mix well. 
Fry it in medium flame till mixture is thick (Don't over fry or burn it). Switch it off. When it is warm enough to handle divde the mixture into equal size of small lemon size balls
Take a small lemon size madia dough. Roll it into small disc on a oil banana leaf or plastic sheet. (I have used greased hand to do it)
Place Coconut balls. Bring all the edges together. Seal all sides. 
Spread it into thick round with greased fingers
Repeat it and prepare all the polis. Heat flat pan and place the poli drizzle oil/ ghee cook it till brown spots appear. 
Turn it around and cook again. Repeat the process till all polis are done
Enjoy it.