Sweet potato Poli recipe

Sweet potato poli or sakkaravalli kizhangu poli is an indian flat bread variety with sweet stuffing inside. There are many varieties of Poli – paruppu poli, coconut poli, dry fruits poli etc., made during festival time. Today i tried sweet poli using sweet potato, jaggery and coconut and it came out well. Sweet potato has many health benefits. For the dough, i tried using maida. You can replace it with atta/multimillet flour. Here is the recipe

Preparation Time : 2 Hours

Cooking Time : 30 minutes


For Dough:

  1. Maida – 1 cup
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Water – required
  4. Ghee – 5 tsp (2 tsp + 3 tsp)
  5. Food color – a pinch (optional)

For the stuffing:

  1. Sweet potato – 1 big in size
  2. Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  3. Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup
  4. Cardomom powder – 1/2 tsp


  1. First make the dough, add salt and water to maida and knead well. Apply 2 tsp of ghee to it and rest for atleast 1 hr( 1-2 hrs)
  2. Boil the sweet potato and remove the skin and mash it well


  1. Heat a kadai and add jaggery and sprinkle little water to make syrup.
  2. Once the jaggery dissolved, add mashed sweet potato to it and mix well
  3. Add cardomom powder and coconut to it and mix everything well
  4. Keep stirring the mixture till it becomes thick. It will take 5-8 mins in medium flame
  5. Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool
  6. Make small balls from the mixture and keep it(made 6 balls from the stuffing i made)
  7. Make balls from maida dough and flatten it thick, keep the stuffing inside and cover it
  8. Dust it with flour and roll it like stuffed chapati
  9. Carefully transfer it to Dosa tawa and cook it in medium flame and apply ghee to it
  10. press the poli gently in between and cook it in both sides till it get brown spots on both sides
  11. Do the same procedure for remaining balls and serve it hot or cold.
Sweet potato Poli