Ratale Poli | How to make Sweet Potato Roti

>>  Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ratale Poli - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets

We are on the 18th alphabet, R and I had a choice of making dishes like Ratalyacha Sheera (Sweet Potato Halwa), Ravyachi Kheer (Rawa Kheer), Rava Besan Vadi and Ratale Poli. I could've gone ahead with Ratalyacha Sheera, however, I wanted to make another halwa, I wanted to skip this. I also had too many kheers. In fact, Kheers are no while halwas are ok at home.

Rava Besan Vadi is already on the blog. So the final option was this Ratale poli. Ratale is Sweet Potato and this refers to the Sweet Potato Roti. When it is used as an adjective it becomes Ratalyacha. I had a straightforward recipe to follow and quite so simple. I basically opted for this reason. I was so tired to stand on attention slogging over a halwa. 

The heat is getting to all and especially when one is forced to be in the kitchen during weekends, it becomes unbearable. So as I went towards the final recipes, I ended up picking up simple ones.

I love sweet potato and the way I eat is just boil and eat as such. As a kid, I remember mixing it with sugar and enjoying it. I was the only one who ever ate like that. Rest all would eat as such. In fact, I don't' remember anybody at home even touching it. So whenever Amma gets it, it's only for me. These days I refrain from sugar and realized even the plain boiled ones taste so good. These make a great evening snack and for the goodness, this is promoted off late, it's good to include in your diet.

This Maharashtrian Recipe is also called as Ratale Roti, Sweet Potato roti. 

I am not sure what these rotis are served along with, I couldn't gather that detail. However, this tastes great as such as its sweet. You can increase your sweetness by increasing the jaggery. Remember as you add in wheat flour the sweetness will decrease, so adjust accordingly.

Ratale Poli 

Ingredients Needed:

Sweet Potato cubes (Peeled) 2 cup 
Jaggery grated - 1 cup 
Whole-wheat flour as required
oil 2 tbsp 
Ghee - 2 tsp

How to make Ratale Roti

Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, cut into cubes and take in a pressure cooker. Add enough water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure fall down.

Once done, transfer to a bowl and let it cool down. Peel the skin and add grated jaggery to steamed cubes, and mix well with a fork. Mash all cubes properly. The mixture should be thin in consistency and without any lumps.

Next add wheat flour to the mixture. Add one spoon at a time, as you continue kneading the dough. When the dough becomes non sticky and plaiable add 2 tbsp oil and knead again. Put this dough in a bowl and cover it for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes divide the dough into equal balls, dust well and make out rotis. 

Heat a tawa and grease with ghee. Cook the rotis on both sides, grease the top with ghee and serve hot. 

This Rotis will remain fresh for 3-4 days. So store well.

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Pavani N April 21, 2016 at 3:29 AM  

I saw someone make this sweet potato stuffed polis on TV some time back -- I thought that was a great idea 'cos sweet potato lends itself to make sweet dishes very easily. Your Ratale polis look perfectly round and very inviting.

Usha Rao April 21, 2016 at 3:31 AM  

Even I use to eat sweet potatoes with sugar. 😊. Nicely done sweet potatoes roti.

vaishali sabnani April 21, 2016 at 6:19 AM  

I like the way this sweet potato roti has been made . Must have been so delicious , very good choice for the alphabet .

Suma Gandlur April 21, 2016 at 6:41 AM  

Kudos to your patience sistah, churning out all these laddus and polis in such short time. ☺
I bet these polis tasted yummy.

Gayathri Kumar April 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM  

I thought it has sweet potato stuffing when I read poli, but this looks so easy to make and sounds so delicious. Next time, I get sweet potatoes, I am trying this..

Vidhya@VVK April 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM  

interesting recipe with sweet potatoes. Love it. I love boiled sweet potatoe too.

The Pumpkin Farm April 21, 2016 at 10:23 PM  

i never knew about this poli...but i am sure this tastes very good and will be a treat for kids...i am loving your collection

Priya Suresh April 22, 2016 at 3:32 PM  

Sounds like a fabulous poli, and this addition of sweet potato sounds incredible for me to give a try to this poli.

Amara Annapaneni April 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM  

Sweet potato Poli looks amazing. I'm going to try it soon:)

Harini-Jaya R April 25, 2016 at 4:04 AM  

I took the unhealthy route an fried these as puris, Vallis :) Loved these as puris and so I am sure the heathier version will be good too .

Smruti Shah April 28, 2016 at 5:29 AM  

The only sweet poli I know of is Puran Poli. When I first read the name I thought it was a puran poli with sweet potato filling, This version looks amazing, I am tempted to try it with normal Pura Poli too. I keep oozing the filling out whenever I try :(

Nalini's Kitchen May 4, 2016 at 5:55 PM  

This poli is looking so gorgeous and shaped it to a perfect circle..

Sapana Behl May 5, 2016 at 8:24 AM  

Sweet potato poori must have tasted nice.I am going to try them soon .Bookmarked.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 10, 2016 at 4:38 AM  

I often make parathas with sweet potato as my kids love the mild sweetness from the sweet potatoes. This sounds really yummy and my boys would love the extra sweetness from the jaggery. I am definitely trying this soon :)

Chef Mireille May 11, 2016 at 6:43 AM  

as a kid I did not like this type of sweet potato which we also eat in the Caribbean. I only liked the American type but now I like this one also and in the roti, must be delicious

Ruchi Indu May 14, 2016 at 1:34 PM  

a new recipe with sweet potato... this is a very easy and simple recipe.

The Pumpkin Farm May 30, 2016 at 11:58 AM  

i made them this morning, as this was on my to do ever since i read abuot it here, i knew i had to come back to comment so doing it promptly now - thanks for sharing this recipe not known to me , i have a weekly snack for my son's short recess now on

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