Diabetic Puranpoli

Diabetic Puranpoli

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Can you imagine festivals or weddings without Puranpoli? This classic sweet is a favourite across the country, called by different names and made with minor variations. If a month goes by without any special occasions, then people even go ahead and make it as a no-reason Sunday treat! For those of you who are so fond of this traditional delicacy, here is a diabetic-friendly version made with sugar substitute and minimal ghee. Chana dal, with its low glycemic index, is always a good food for diabetics to have, as is fibre-laden whole wheat flour. All in all, this is a real treat for your mind and body. The wastage that is there when the sides are cut of the circle can be all put together and used later to make rotis.

Diabetic Puranpoli recipe - How to make Diabetic Puranpoli

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 puranpolis
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For The Dough
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tbsp low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
1/2 tsp oil

For The Filling
1/2 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp sugar substitute
2 1/2 tsp readymade milk masala powder

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
1 tsp ghee for cooking

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Clean, wash and soak chana dal in enough hot water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked chana dal, add ½ cup of water and cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. 4. Lightly mash the cooked dal, add the sugar substitute , milk masala powder and mix well.
  5. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  2. Roll 2 portions into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle using little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Place 1 circle on a clean, dry surface, place a portion of the filling on the top of the circle in the centre.
  4. Cover it another rolled circle and remove the edges with the help of a pizza cutter. Roll again into a 100 mm. . (4”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook it on a medium flame, using ¼ tsp of ghee, till it turns light brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 3 more puranpolis.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per puranpoli
Energy211 cal
Protein8.4 g
Carbohydrates37.1 g
Fiber6.8 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium27 mg


Diabetic Puranpoli
 on 26 Dec 14 12:15 PM

Traditonal sweet can be enjoyed now with people suffering from diabetes...I tried this recipe for my mommy and she loved...chana dal being low in glycemic index helps in controlling blood sugar levels and sugar substitute gives that sweetness minus carbs!
Diabetic Puranpoli
 on 15 Jan 11 03:20 PM