Gul Poli

Gul Poli is prepared on the day of "Makar Sankranti", a Maharashtrian harvest festival. Maharashtrians prepare this traditional "Gul Poli", til gul wadi or ladoo to celebrate this festival. The main ingredient is jaggery & sesame seeds which keeps the body warm, provide adequate nutrition required during harsh winters. The combination of sesame seeds & jaggery is to die for.
I prepare Gul Poli to celebrate this festival. here's my recipe.

here's wishing all my friends & family "tilgul ghya goad goad bola"
For dough
  1. 1 cup wheat flour
  2. 1 cup Maida
  3. 1 tbsp hot oil
  4. Salt to taste
  5. warm water as required
For filling (Saran)
  1. 3/4 cup Jaggery
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp Besan
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp Ghee
  4. 2 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  5. 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  6. 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  7. 2 tsp water
  8. Ghee or Clarified butter for serving
  1. Mix the flours along with salt, make a well in the middle, heat oil & add it to the flour. Make a soft dough with warm water. Knead the dough well. Keep aside in a plastic wrap.
  2. for preparing the filing, grate the jaggery , to it add cardamon powder in  a bowl, Melt the grated jaggery in 2 tsp water and turn off the flame after the jaggery has melted otherwise the jaggery will become hard after it has cooled due to over heating.
  3. Roast sesame seeds, poppy seeds one by one add it to the grinder and let it cool.
  4. Add ghee in the pan and fry the gram flour until it changes its colour to dark brown. turn off the heat and let it cool. 
  5. Grind the sesame seeds and poppy seeds to smooth powder. Add this grated mixture to jaggery & cardamom also add the gram flour after it completely cools.
  6. Make balls of the filling. Make equal portions of dough. sprinkle some flour on the rolling board. Roll the dough in the size of a puri. Place the ball of the filling in the center close it by covering the edges at top so that the filling will not come out.
  7. Use more flour if required and roll it like a chappati Heat the griddle (tawa) roast it from both the side on medium flame.  Serve with ghee.
{ the same procedure like you make puran poli -- see here }


  1. Replies
    1. thanks a lot devi..Hope u make it someday it tastes really yummy.
      Happy cooking


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