Easy Poli Recipe

Diwali Recipe : Easy Poli

I absolutely love when my mum makes her traditional poli for diwali but don’t usually have the time to watch it on the stove top with 2 little monkeys running about. This is a simplified version, usually ready made pastry & baked in the oven 🙂



  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 pack (4 sheets) pre rolled sweet shortcrust pastry – defrosted.



Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Cut or Crush the almonds into smaller pieces.

Mix almonds, coconut, raisins, icing sugar, white sugar & cardamon powder.  Place aside.

Doing one sheet at a time, cut each square pastry sheet into 4 squares.  Cut each square into 4.  So 1 sheet of pastry should give you 16 little squares.

Fold a little square into a triangle/cone shape, pinching the two sides together so it makes a pocket.

In the resulting pocket, fill in the coconut mixture.  Pinch the remaining two sides together to close off the pocket.

You can then use a fork to decorate the pinched edges.  Continue until all the filling is used up.

Place on a cookie tray.

Bake for 7-10 mins or until light brown.


Enjoy! 🙂



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