TILGUL POLI in Marathi and yell holige in Kannada is made across Maharashtra and North Karnataka during the Makar Sankranti festival.
Sesame seeds being good for increasing the body heat is the reason for using it in making
many items during Makar Sankranti.
Roasted and skin removed Groundnuts 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds 1 cup
Grated Jaggery 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1 Tsp
Wheat flour 1 cup
In a mixing bowl take wheat flour, add salt and 3 Tsp of Ghee.
use water for kneading, cover it and keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
Up to Roast Groundnuts and Til(sesame) separately. When its cool grind it coarsely add grated Jaggery and cardamom powder ,also add 2 Tbsp Ghee in it and mix it properly.
Now heat Griddle, Take little ball size kneaded flour. Make small
bowl size shape and fill same size stuffing in it, seal it properly by getting the edges together.
Roll out Tilgul poli carefully, use maida for dusting.
Put the TILGUL POLI on hot griddle.
Keep the flame slow. Turn poli after a minute.
Make slightly golden by both sides.
Use ghee while roasting, it smell awesome and tasty…..no words for it. Serve it hot