Peanut Poli

BM #69 Week 1 Day 2 -

A family favorite and a no-nonsense bobbattu is what I would say about this. It hardly takes the time to make the filling, and since I used a tortilla press/puri press, so no strain to our arms rolling them and no worrying about the filling oozing out :).

I had to prepare these the second time as I had lost the pictures when my computer crashed sometime in May 2016. My little one was so happy to see that her favorite sweet chapati was on the table as an after school snack. It actually doubled up as Naivedyam during the ongoing Navratri. 

These tend to become brittle upon cooling. So heat them up to soften them before serving.

Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups
Salt and Warm water as needed to knead the flour
For the filling - 
Peanuts 1 cup roasted and skinned
Cashews roasted handful
Powdered Jaggery / Brown Sugar 1 cup
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp

Peanut Poli

Method Of Preparation -

To Prepare the filling - 
Powder the peanuts and cashews, then add the grated jaggery or the brown sugar. Pulse it until the oil in the peanuts is released and the mixture comes together.

Remove from the mixer and knead into a soft dough. Pinch small portions and make laddus. Set aside.

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

Divide the dough into equal parts (about 12) and roll each portion of the dough into small circles. Put in one laddu as a filling and close the edges.

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 :)]

I skipped the rolling out part and took the easy way out. I used a Puri Press / Tortilla maker to roll out the poli.
Gently place it on a heated tawa/griddle, drizzle a little ghee/oil 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 Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 69. 

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes 12


  1. I like this stuffing for polis..and even better the idea of poori on straining the arms:)))

  2. The filling sounds delicious. I have to try these.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Omg, this peanut poli is calling me, how prefect and beautiful they looks. Love it to the core.

  5. The filling sounds too good. And the wheat flour makes it so healthy too..

  6. Pavani Says:
  7. Wow, love that peanuts filling for bobbatlu. Looks delicious.

  8. Wow the peanuts filling sounds very interesting in poli.

  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. Your filling sounds delicious. I am the only one who is fond of polis in my home and so I see no point in toiling over them. However my mother is a poli fanatic and I will let her know about this filling.

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