Sweet Potato stuffed flat bread (Sakkaraivalli Poli) June 21, 2008Posted by live2cook in Desserts, Flat and Fried Breads.
Tags: sweet potato flat bread roti
In my family, “Shivrathri” is celebrated in a grand manner. For offerings, my mom used to make a sweet potato dish and was the only dish that was eaten by all who are fasting that day. On my first Shivarathri after marriage, I wanted to do the same. I had no clue that my DH did not like the sweet potato recipe. The stickiness of the recipe makes him feel it as “Yucky”. “Well! its the stickiness not the taste then”, I said to myself with a plan.
The plan was to use the sweet potato mixture as stuffing and make it as roti. It turned out very well and became one of the favorite “Poli” of the house. Either eat it as is or spread some melted butter on top, it tastes good. It is a favorite lunch box recipe for my kid. No complaints…….. 🙂
For the stuffing:
2 medium sized Sweet potatoes
1/4 cup fresh coconut (shredded)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cashew nuts (Ground coarsely)
1 Tbsp Jaggery or Brown sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
pinch of salt
For the dough:
1 cup Whole wheat flour
1 cup All purpose flour
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Oil
1/2 cup warm water
1. Mix the ingredients for the dough except the water.
2. Knead into a soft dough using 2 tbsp water at a time. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
3. Wash and Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork. Cook in Microwave in “Potato” setting or approximately 5 minutes.
4. Peel and Mash the sweet potato. Add other ingredients and mix well. Make lime sized balls.
5. Take a lime sized ball of dough. Spread into a 3 inch circle.
6. Keep the filling in the center and cover with the dough. Pinch the edges to seal.
7. Pat and dust with flour. Roll gently into 3 inch circle.
8. Heat a griddle and place the roti. Cook on both sides until brown spots appear.