15 September 2016

Sweet Boli

Sweet Boli

Sweet Bolis are more popular in Trivandrum District. It is served in Wedding Feasts (Mostly Hindu Weddings).It is served along with Vermicelli Payasam.


1) Bengal Gram (Kadalaparippu) – 2cups

2) Sugar – 2 cups

3) Ghee- 1 table spoon

4) Gingili Oil(Nallenna)- ½ cup

5) All Purpose Flour(Maida) – 2 cups

6) Water – As needed

7) Nutmeg (Jathikka) powder – 2 pinches.

8) Cardamom powder – ½ Teaspoon

9) Turmeric Powder – ½ Teaspoon.( you can even use yellow food color)

10) Maida – ½ cup extra


Soak the Gram for some hours and pressure Cook with 2 whistles (use only minimal amount of water for cooking). If you find excesses water drains it completely.

In a pan cook the gram along with sugar, it will become semi solid, constant stirring is a must, when it is mixed well add cardamom powder, Nutmeg powder and ghee and mix well.

If you can mash using a masher is good enough, else use a mixer -grinder to make a fine paste out of the gram mix. Once it is cool off, Make a soft dough and keep aside

Take Maida flour and add turmeric powder, then add enough water little by little and make soft dough. Pour gingelly oil into it and knead it well until the dough become very soft. Keep it aside for ½ an hour to make it softer.

Make equal number of ball sized dough from each dough

Take the Maida balls and flat it using your hands and keep the gram ball inside the Maida bread, then cover the gram completely with the dough edges.

Roll the prepared dough like a chappathy using a roller ( use Maida to avoid sticking), Cook it in a plain griddle , apply Ghee on both sides gently , when it is done you can see brown spot appears in both sides.

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