Ellu Holige | Til Poli from Udupi

Ellu Holige is a sweet flatbread made with Sesame, jaggery filling stuffed in a Maida flatbread. It is another variant of the Puran Poli where the stuffing is normally chana dal.

While Ellu Holige or Til Poli is quite popular in the southern states, I chose to use this version as I wasn’t able to find a proper E and this Ellu Holige, a popular Udupi dish suited the requirement.

I was particular about getting recipes from all Indian States when I wasn’t able to follow this rule, I wanted to make sure that I at least try different regions in a state. So this one is popular in the Udupi Cuisine and I was very happy to use this.

This was one of those alphabets for which I couldn’t find multiple options. I approached the set with going by the ingredients and I targetted Til in the beginning since I couldn’t find anything else, I settled with it. The Til Poli turned out so good, I mostly make Dal Poli and sometimes coconut poli. So this version of til and coconut was a good choice.

E was Ellu Holige in the A to Z Flatbreads and More, where I am doing AtoZ Indian Flatbreads. If you want to what’s E in AtoZ Dosa Varieties, check out.

Ellu Holige

A to Z Indian Flatbreads:

A for Angakar Roti
B for Bedai Poori
C for Choorie Ka Parantha
D for Dhapate

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Till Coconut Poli

Ellu Holige | Til Poli from Udupi

Ingredients Needed:

For the Outer Layer

  • 1 cup Semolina / Rava
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • A Pinch Salt
  • Water as required

For the Filling

  • 3/4 cup Sesame / Til / Ellu
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Coconut
  • A Pinch Cardamoms

How to make Ellu Holige

  • Take all the ingredients to need for the outer layer and knead to a soft dough.
  • Keep it aside with a damp cloth covered.

For the Filling

  • Dry roast the til till well roasted.
  • Melt the jaggery and remove scrum. Add grated coconut and make a paste.
  • Grind the til to a powder, add this to the coconut mix. Combine everything well.
  • Make small balls.

Assembling the Poli

  • Divide the dough into equal balls.
  • Stuff this with the filling and cook on a hot tawa on both sides with oil/ghee.

Sesame Sweet Poli

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Ellu Holige | Til Poli from Udupi
Ellu Holige is a sweet flatbread made with Sesame, jaggery filling stuffed in a Maida flatbread. It is another variant of the Puran Poli where the stuffing is normally chana dal.
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Course Sweets
Cuisine Karnataka
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Festival Meal
By Diet Kid Friendly
Keyword Sweet Poli
Servings
Ingredients
For the Outer Layer
For the Filling
Course Sweets
Cuisine Karnataka
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Festival Meal
By Diet Kid Friendly
Keyword Sweet Poli
Servings
Ingredients
For the Outer Layer
For the Filling
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
For the Outer Layer
  1. Take all the ingredients needed for the outer layer and knead to a soft dough.
  2. Keep it aside with a damp cloth covered.
For the Filling
  1. Dry roast the til till well roasted.
  2. Melt the jaggery and remove scrum. Add grated coconut and make a paste.
  3. Grind the til to a powder, add this to the coconut mix. Combine everything well.
  4. Make small balls.
Assembling the Poli
  1. Divide the dough into equal balls.
  2. Stuff this with the filling and cook on a hot tawa on both sides with oil/ghee.
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10 comments

  1. Ellu was my first choice for this alphabet , then when I found about lemon I decided on it !
    The poli looks fantastic and a perfect share for the alphabet , I have made a Gujju version and loved it , but this stuffed version can’t beat anything . Awesome !

  2. I love poli and this seems like a lovely addition to the poli group…coconut and sesame seeds with jaggery sounds delicious!! Awesome pick!

  3. OMG! How could I not think of E for ellu. I seriously missed out on a great sweet close to my heart. Thanks for the reminder, Valli. I know this tastes awesome as I have eaten it at a friend’s house.

  4. I made something similar for letter G and the stuffing seems to be the same.Tasted it for the first time and my hubby and I loved it. Anyway we have a weakness for polis. Adding turmeric to the dough gives it a lovely colour.

  5. I am amazed at how we have almost similar recipes adapted in different cuisines. Love the sweet ellu poli and I think it would be a bit crispy too, due to the addition of semolina.

  6. Yum, til poli surely having a great taste thinking as the combo of til and jaggery. Came out nicely and feels like having it right now.

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