Indianised Polvoron

Polvoron is a type of soft-and-crumbly Filipino sweet-treat made from plain flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter.

In this version, I have used the healthier Chapathi flour instead of plain flour and Ghee instead of butter. I have also included green cardamoms, the signature spice in many Indian desserts. Instead of moulding the mixture with the traditional moulders, I have shaped it into round balls. Nevertheless, the end result is as delicious and addictive as the original!



1 cup/130g Chapathi flour
4 tablespoons liquid Ghee, plus more if needed
1 cup/120g powdered milk
½ cup//110g granulated sugar, ground to a fine powder
¼ teaspoon ground green cardamoms

1. Place the Chapathi flour in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Add 2 tablespoons Ghee and stir until the flour is toasted and begins to emit a pleasant aroma, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.

2. Add the remaining Ghee, powdered milk, ground sugar and cardamoms. Mix well.

3. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, work with 1 teaspoon of the mixture at a time and shape it into round ball. If the mixture crumbles while shaping, add some liquid Ghee to the mixture and mix before trying again.

4. When completely cool (and if there are any leftovers), store in an airtight container for up to a week.


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2 thoughts on “Indianised Polvoron

  1. Aruna May 16, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    Lovely idea, Annapoorna. 🙂

  2. Annapoorna Prabhu May 16, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Thank you, Aruna.

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