Carrot Poli

The idea for this Carrot Bobbattu came to me a long time back. But I felt lazy to make Carrot Halwa and then make these Polis. So on an occasion when we had a potluck party at home, a friend had brought 2 cups of carrot halwa at our place which was virtually untouched. It so happened that the halwa was extremely sweet for us and so I thought it was time to make these Polis. 

When I made them into polis the first time, they were cleaned out in an hour and the kids were demanding more. I promised them that I would make more the following day and so I had to make them two more times until I successfully used up all the Carrot Halwa. But the kids had not yet lost interest in these. There is a saying in Sanskrit "Athi sarvatra Varjayeth" meaning anything in excess is harmful. So I refrained from further attempts of making these for now. :)
Here is how you can reuse any leftover Carrot Halwa and enjoy these Polis. This would be Day 2 of BM 12.

Ingredients - 
For the dough - 
Wheat Flour 2 cups (I used Annapurna brand Chakki Atta)
Salt as needed
Turmeric a pinch (Optional)
Water to knead to a dough

For the Filling - 
Carrot Halwa (ground to a thick paste) 1/2 cup
Note - I carefully removed any nuts and raisins in the Halwa before making a paste of the halwa. 

Carrot Poli

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, knead the whole wheat flour with water with a little salt and turmeric into a dough and keep it covered for 10-15 min.

Divide the dough into equal parts (about 10-12) and roll each portion of the dough into small circles. Put in at least a teaspoon of filling and close it into a ball.

Roll out this ball into a thin circle like a roti making sure that the filling doesn't ooze out. Also carefully roll it so the filling spreads out evenly. [Traditionally Poli/Bobbattu made out to at least 6-7 inches. I found making smaller ones to be easier and also good for portion control :)]

Gently place it on a heated tawa/griddle, drizzle a little ghee and cook until both the sides are light brown. Remove the bobbattu from the tawa. Store in an insulated container.

Continue with the rest of the dough. Serve them warm and enjoy!

Check out the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 12. 

Sending these Polis to 

 Kid's Delight hosted by Edible Entertainment

 Suma's CEDD  hosted for Raven 

Kalyani's Kitchen Chronicles - Cooking With Leftovers hosted by VeenasVegnation.

Simply.Food's 'Lets Cook With Leftovers'

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 10-12
Posted by Harini on Tuesday, January 24, 2012


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I know these polis are very addictive . Thanks for sending them over.

  3. Hyma Says:
  4. what an idea! the boli's look so nice...

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. i think this is a very good creation!....sweet and healthy too! :)

  7. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  8. Wow! Poli's with carrot halwa stuffing, that must be amazing.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. Wow, its really ages since I had or made polis!!! Carrot stuffing is a innovative idea :)

  11. Kalyani Says:
  12. superlike Harini !! how innovative :)

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  13. healthy and tasty poli

  14. these look so perfectly shaped - something I am working on for parathas, etc.

  15. super super!!!!!!!!!!!!!love the innovation:))wow!!

  16. very innovative idea to make sweet polis

  17. Rajani Says:
  18. I like these anytime!

  19. Fairy Garden Says:
  20. Such a great recipe. I loved them.

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  21. Srivalli Says:
  22. That's a fantastic one..great looking polis!

  23. Fairy Garden Says:
  24. might be this is my second comment, i am really tempted by these polis.

  25. Anu Says:
  26. nice..and a good idea to make bobbatu..

  27. Unknown Says:
  28. Yummy delicious carrot paratha...

  29. Priya Suresh Says:
  30. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting poli..

  31. lovely parathas Harini, the marathi version of that sanskrit saying it - ati tithe maati (which means excess leads to dust - well almost lie that). But i dont mind biting more dust if it this tasty

  32. Rekha shoban Says:
  33. perfect, healthy n innovative poli...

  34. Sweet chapathi/poli looks awesome! Love seeing that filling oozing out and begging to be eaten!

  35. Usha Says:
  36. Carrot poli, innovative idea.. Bobbattu looks perfect and mouthwatering!

  37. Sounds so inviting and innovative,looks so delicious and tempting...

  38. Aarthi Says:
  39. They look delicious..Totally YUMMY


  40. Yum. Looks delicious, a nice idea

  41. Archana Says:
  42. Innovate dear innovative and lovely too.

  43. vidhas Says:
  44. Very innovative, twist from the cocnut poli. Love the clicks.

  45. Pavani Says:
  46. Using carrot halwa has the stuffing for bobbattu is a genius idea. Looks delicious and super tempting.

  47. Spicy-Aroma Says:
  48. poli looks fantastic..wonderful recipe!!

  49. Nice way to use up the excess halwa...

  50. lubnakarim06 Says:
  51. Wow...that's so yum...will try this next time when i make halwa....

  52. Unknown Says:
  53. Looks yumm and healthy too.

  54. Unknown Says:
  55. Looks yumm and healthy too.

  56. Kavi Says:
  57. This is really interesting! Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :)
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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