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How To make Coconut Poli? | Instant Coconut Poli Recipe

Coconut Poli is a traditional South Indian dessert made with coconut and jaggery filling inside a soft and flaky flatbread. This dessert is also known as Thengai Poli or Coconut Obbattu in some parts of India. It is usually prepared during festivals, weddings, and other special occasions.

Here is a breakfast recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


For the dough:

  • 2 cups of maida (all-purpose flour)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Water as required

For the filling:

  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 1 cup of grated jaggery
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt


  • In a mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, salt, and oil. Mix well.
  • Gradually add water and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, let’s prepare the filling. In a non-stick pan, add grated coconut and jaggery.
  • Cook the mixture on medium flame until the jaggery melts and the coconut gets well coated with it.
  • Add a pinch of cardamom powder and salt. Mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls.
  • Take one ball and roll it into a small circle. The circle should be thin and evenly rolled.
  • Add a spoonful of the coconut-jaggery mixture in the center of the circle.
  • Gather the edges of the circle and seal the filling inside the dough.
  • Roll the stuffed dough ball gently into a flatbread using a rolling pin. Make sure the filling does not come out.
  • Heat a griddle or a tawa on medium flame.
  • Place the rolled poli on the griddle and cook until small bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Flip the poli and cook on the other side for a few seconds.
  • Apply a little ghee or oil on both sides and cook until the poli turns golden brown.
  • Remove the poli from the griddle and place it on a plate.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining dough balls.
  • Serve the coconut poli hot or warm with ghee or milk.


  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little flour and knead it again.
  • Do not add too much filling, as it may come out while rolling.
  • Apply ghee or oil while cooking to get a crispy and flaky texture.
  • You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to the dough to give it a yellow color.
  • Store the leftover poli in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.


Coconut Poli is a simple and delicious dessert that can be made easily at home. It is a perfect treat for festivals and special occasions. With its sweet and nutty filling and soft and flaky flatbread, coconut poli is sure to please your taste buds. So, go ahead and try this recipe today and enjoy a taste of South India.

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