Makar Sankranti Special. Yummy in every bite.
Makar Sankranti is a special festival of India. While the world starts the new year with a lot of seriousness to set new goals, set new processes, India gears up for the first festival. Makar Sankranti. So significant as per the weather, geography, harvest. Full of colours, vibrancy, sweetness, deliciousness, love and warmth, Sankranti is a celebration of transformation. Tomorrow, 15th Jan 2020 is Makar Sankranti. Let’s go back and make the traditional Til Gul Poli to add a lot of sweetness & yumminess to the day.
For the dough
- Wheat Atta – 1 bowl
- Maida – 1 bowl
- Salt to taste
- Oil – 2 tablespoon, hot
- Milk – Half Glass, warm
For the Filling
- Til – Half Bowl
- Desiccated Coconut – Half Bowl
- Besan – 2 tablespoon
- Gud – 1 bowl, grated
- Khaskhas – 1 tablespoon
- Elaichi Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Ghee – 4 teaspoon
Mix all the ingredients for the dough. Knead well into a dough. Add more milk if required. Apply a little oil to the dough and keep aside for one hour.
Roast Til, Coconut. Keep aside. Add ghee to the pan and roast besan well till it changes a little colour and looses its rawness. Add the roasted til & coconut. (I kept a teaspoon roasted til aside) Once mixed and roasted well, remove in a plate to cool. Once cool, pulse it to a powder in grinder.
Roast khaskhas separately. Add along with roasted til (1 teaspoon that were kept aside in the earlier step), elaichi powder and Gud to the powder made. Mix well with hands. Our filling is ready.
After setting the dough aside for 1 hour, knead it well again. Then make a lemon sized balls of the dough. Take one ball, and with fingers start making a cavity.
Put a spoonful of the filling mixture. Press well, bring all the sides together and seal the dough well.
Dust in a little flour and roll lightly and evenly to make a chapati. Do not make very thin chapati.
On a hot tawa, add a teaspoon of ghee. Cook the stuffed chapati well from both sides drizzling ghee on both sides.
Serve hot. There is no need for any accompaniment. You can also store in an airtight container for almost 5 to 6 days. Whenever you wish to serve, you can warm it up on a tawa or microwave with a little ghee.
Its a must have this season when your body needs some warmth and til with gud is perfect to give you that warmth from within. So make your #Sankranti2020 special with this lovely Til Gul Poli. It’s the first festival of the new year 2020. So what are you waiting for? ‘Yumminess Everyday‘.
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.