Soya bean holige/Sweet stuffed roti
Puran poli/Holige is a sweetened roti stuffed with a delicious sweet fillings made with either Channa/Toor dal and jiggery. Here in this recipe I used soya bean for the stuffing in this poli instead of channa/toor dal stuffing.
Soybeans are members of the pea (legume) family of vegetables. Eating soybean-based foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including coronary heart disease. Research evidence so far suggests that it is wise to include whole soy (or soya) foods in your daily diet.
Yields: 8-10puran polis
Cooking time: 60minutes
Waiting time: 8hours/overnight (soaking beans)
- Soya bean-1 1/2cup
- Brown sugar/cane sugar-1 ¼-11/2 cup
- Nutmeg powder-1/4tsp
- Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
- Mace(javantri) powder-a pinch
- Wheat flour-2cups
- Salt- a pinch
- Oil-1tbsp+for toasting polis
For the dough:
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, oil, salt and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Grease some oil onto the dough wrap and allow it to rest for 30minutes.
- After resting time divide the dough into equal portions roll to smooth balls in between palms and set aside.
- Rinse and soak soya bean overnight. After soaking time drain water and rinse thoroughly.
- Combine soya bean with 1 1/2cup of water and pressure cook for 7-8whistles (soya bean takes more time to cook than regular dals)
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Drain the excess water( the drained water from bean can be used as a stock in soups/dals)
- Mash the dal using potato masher if not blend it to smooth in the food processor without adding any water.
- Add brown sugar in the pan and let it melt without adding water.
- As the sugar starts melting add mashed/ground bean mix well and coo on a low flame for 18-20minutes or till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously.
- Then add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, mace powder and mix well.
- Cool slightly and divide it into equal portions and set aside.
- Now take one portion of the dough and roll to small 3” diameter circle.
- Place a portion of the filling in the centre and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling in.
- Flatten the dough and roll again into 4-5”diameter circle, dusting wheat flour for rolling.
- Cook on a tava/griddle over a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour on both the sides by drizzling some butter/oil.
- Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make remaining polis.
- It can be served with Kheer for an added taste (optional).
- Cooking soya bean is bit tedious compared to dals as it takes more time to cook.
- Soya bean cooking takes time and as well it requires soaking before cooking.
Posted on August 29, 2014, in Indian, Sweets and tagged Chitras healthy kitchen, drchdietfood, Healthy festival sweets, Healthy Indian sweet recipe, Indian festival sweet recipes, Indian traditional recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.