Blogging Marathon# 45: Week 1/ Day 3
Theme: Diwal Festival Specials
Dish: Carrot Poli (Bobbatlu/ Puran Poli with Carrot Halwa Filling)
For today’s Diwali special, I have a recipe that I bookmarked ages ago from Harini’s blog. These carrot polis have tempted me the minute I saw them, but it took me more than 2 years to make them. But it’s better late than never — right??
My husband is a big carrot halwa fan. My MIL makes the most delicious carrot halwa with fresh khoya and the red gajar that is available during winter in India. I’m just too lazy to take up projects like carrot halwa because a) the expectations are way too high and I don’t want to disappoint the eaters b) too lazy to grate the carrot. My sister used to grate the carrots for my mom back home, so that is one job I don’t really enjoy doing.
These carrot halwa stuffed polis are very colorful and festive — perfect for a festival especially for Diwali. I added some saffron to both the filling and the dough to give flavor and beautiful orange color. Leftovers can be wrapped tightly in foil and refrigerated. When ready to eat, simply microwave and eat with a generous smear of ghee.