Til poli: try this authentic sesame flatbread

Til poli: try this authentic seasame flatbread

Here's a signature Udupi recipe that you can try out. 'Ellu holige' or 'til poli' translates to seasame flatbread. It is a variant of 'puran poli' and scores high on both nutrition and taste.


For the outer layer

1 cup semolina/rava

1/4 cup maida

A pinch of turmeric powder

2 tsp ghee

A pinch of salt

Water as required

For the filling

3/4 cup sesame/ellu

3/4 cup jaggery

1/2 cup coconut

A pinch of cardamom


Take all the ingredients for the outer layer and knead them into a soft dough

Keep it aside covered with damp cloth

For the filling, dry roast the sesame and grind into a fine powder

Melt the jaggery and add grated coconut to make a paste

Add the sesame powder to the coconut-jaggery mix

Combine everything well

Make small balls.

Putting the poli together

Divide the dough for the outer layer into equal-sized balls

Stuff this with the filling and flatten them using a rolling pin to make round roti-like cakes

Cook on a hot tawa till both sides are done

Sprinkle ghee or oil.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.