How to make Tel Poli - SK Khazana -

This deliciously sweet and mouth melting recipe is a very traditional Maharashtrian dish and a must try for all!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : whole wheat flour, split Bengal gram( chana dal)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tel Poli - SK Khazana

Tel Poli - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Tel Poli - SK Khazana Recipe

  • whole wheat flour 1 cup

  • split Bengal gram( chana dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • refined flour 1/2 cup

  • salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • oil 1 tablespo

  • Stuffing

  • jaggery grated 3/4 cup

  • green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • A pinch of salt

  • Milk to serve


Step 1

In a parat, add 1 cup whole wheat flour, refined flour, salt, oil and sufficient water and knead to a soft dough. Soak the dough in enough oil for 4-5 hours.

Step 2

Add chana dal in a pressure cooker, add 2 cups water and cook for 3 whistles and allow the pressure to release completely and drain the excess water.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick wok, add cooked chana dal, and add jaggery, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and salt. Mix well and cook till the mixture thickens. Allow to cool the mixture.

Step 4

Transfer the mixture in a masher and coarsely mash the prepared stuffing. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into balls.

Step 5

For making the polis, take a portion of the dough and shape into a ball and place it on a parchment sheet and slightly press it and drizzle a little oil from the same oil that the dough was soaking in. Roll into a small disc, place a stuffing ball in between and bring the sides to the centre and seal. Drizzle a little more oil and roll into a thin disc.

Step 6

Heat a non-stick tawa, place the prepared disc on it and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side and drizzle with oil and fold from both sides and take the poli off the heat. Serve hot with milk.

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