Puran Poli – Sweet Snack

by Lakshmi RamNair
Puran Poli
Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram dal and jaggery. In marathi language the sweet filling is called as Puran and the bread is called as Poli. It is a famous sweet from Maharashtra. Puran Poli is also quite popular in Gujarat and is made during festivals or any other special occasion. It is just like paratha, but it is stuffed with a sweet filling of chana dal, jaggery and ghee making it soft and melt in mouth from inside. You will be surprised to know but Puran Poli is quite similar to the South Indian dish Obbattu or Holige, which is made for Ugadi festival. This is a mouth-watering dish which you can easily prepare at home in a period of half an hour. Its unique flavor and characteristic aroma can be attributedto the ingredients used. It is eaten or served warm with generous amount of ghee but also tastes great with pickle recipe. This is an easy-to-make dish that can be prepared in the comfort of your home anytime. Do try this dish as an evening snack and enjoy with your family. Here you go with detailed recipe.
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Puran Poli
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For the dough:-
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Soda powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the dough:-
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Soda powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt(As reqd) -
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Knead the maida with water, salt and soda powder into smooth dough. Keep for 1 hour.
  2. Soak the chana dal in water for 3-4 hours. In a pressure cooker, cook the chana dal for 5-6 whistles till soft and cooked. Drain off the excess water.
  3. Mash the dal with spoon or grind it.
  4. Add to it jaggery, cardamom powder and salt.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Put the whole mixture in a kadai / pan and cook it on a medium flame. Keep on stirring occasionally. The mixture has to be cooked till it becomes thick and dry. Let the mixture cool.
  7. Take a medium sized ball from the dough and fill it with adequate mixture as required. Roll it into a 4’’ diameter circle on a rolling board.
  8. Place the filling mixture in the centre of the rolling dough. Lift the edges of the dough and begin to cover the mixture.
  9. Dust some flour on the board and roll gently into circular rounds.
  10. Heat a pan and place the puran poli on it and fry both sides the way we make parathas with oil or ghee.
  11. Cook the puranpoli till brown spots begin to appear on both sides.
  12. Spread few drops of ghee on both sides of puranpoli for softness.
  13. :- Serve with milk [normal temperature milk without sugar].
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dish Spicy Poli – Kara Opputtu
You can also visit Chakkakuru Payasam

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