How to make Til Poli -

Roti stuffed with jaggery and seasame seeds. A Maharashtrian delicacy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : White Sesame Seeds (सफेद तिल), Refined Flour

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Breads

Til Poli

Til Poli 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Til Poli Recipe

  • White Sesame Seeds 1 cup

  • Refined Flour 1/2

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 250 grams

  • Green cardamom powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 3 teaspoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + for dusting

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1/2 cup

  • Salt a pinch

  • Ghee as required


Step 1

For the stuffing dry roast sesame seeds and khopra separately. Cool and powder coarsely.

Step 2

Dry roast gram flour till fragrant. Cool and mix with the powdered khopra and sesame seeds.

Step 3

Add jaggery and green cardamom powder and mix. Add one tablespoon of oil and mix well.

Step 4

Divide into twelve portions and roll into balls. Mix together maida, atta and salt.

Step 5

Heat the remaining oil and add to the flours and mix with your fingertips. Add sufficient water and knead into a firm dough.

Step 6

Cover with a damp cloth and rest the dough for fifteen minutes. Divide into twelve equal portions.

Step 7

Stuff each dough portion with the stuffing portion and roll into balls.

Step 8

Further carefully roll them out into chapattis, dusting with flour as required, taking care that the stuffing does not come out.

Step 9

Heat a non stick tawa and roast the til polis on both the sides, drizzling a little ghee, till light brown specks appear.

Step 10

Serve drizzled with a little ghee.

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