Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

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Maharashtrian puran poli is eaten on festive occasions like Gudi Padwa and Holi where it is cooked by almost every Maharashtrian house. No festive menu in Maharashtra is complete without Maharashtrian puran poli! We show you how to make the puran poli mixture, dough for the puran poli and then how to make the Maharashtrian puran poli.

Maharashtrian puran poli recipe is whole wheat flour polis with a succulent stuffing of cooked and sweetened chana dal are a delight to bite into, especially when they are hot and fresh off the tawa, resplendent with the rich aroma of ghee.

You won’t need to use ghee to cook the Puran Poli, but it is a must to brush the poli with ghee after cooking and also to serve with another dollop of ghee! Enjoy the perfectly balanced sweetness and amazing texture of this traditional Maharashtrian delicacy.

Maharashtrian puran poli is made normally for lunch and its very heavy to digest at night. At times the puran poli is dipped into a bowl of warm milk and enjoyed. During Holi, when a fire is lit up, a coconut and Maharashtrian puran poli are the traditional offerings to the goddess Holika.

Gujarati Puran poli is made with toovar dal while Maharashtrian puran poli is made with chana dal.

Adding nutmeg to Maharashtrian puran poli is a must for as it complements the taste of puran poli mixture.

Tips to make Maharashtrian puran poli recipe. 1. Make sure the dal does not turn mushy at this stage. The chana dal should be cooked well and easily crushed between fingers. 2. The puran poli mixture should not have any grains of dal and should be dry enough.

Learn to make Maharashtrian puran poli recipe | puran poli with step by step photos and video below.

Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe recipe - How to make Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 puran poli

Ingredients


For The Puran Poli Filling
3/4 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 cup chopped jaggery (gur)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a pinch nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

For The Dough
1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tbsp ghee

Other Ingredients For Puranpoli
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
ghee for smearing

For Serving With Puranpoli
ghee

Method
For the puran poli dough

    For the puran poli dough
  1. Combine the flour and ghee in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions and keep aside.

For the puran poli filling

    For the puran poli filling
  1. Soak the chana dal for 30 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. Combine the dal with enough water in a deep pan, and cook for 20 minutes. Drain the dal and set aside.
  3. Add the dal, jaggery, nutmeg and cardamom in a deep pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes or till the jaggery melts, while stirring continuously and mashing at regular intervals.
  4. Cool completely and divide it into 5 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make puran poli

    How to proceed to make puran poli
  1. To make puran poli, roll out one portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  2. Place a portion of the filling in the center and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling.
  3. Flatten the dough and roll again into a 200 mm (8”) diameter circle, using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Cook on a tava (griddle) over a medium flame, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Apply 1 tsp ghee while cooking.
  5. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 4 more puran polis.
  6. Smear a little ghee on each puran poli and serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per puran poli
Energy291 cal
Protein8.6 g
Carbohydrates52.1 g
Fiber7.4 g
Fat5.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.8 mg
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How to make Maharashtrian style Puran Poli


    To make the puran poli mixture.

    1. To make the Maharashtrian style puran poli mixture take 1 cup chana dal in a deep bowl. Check for stone and grits before use. 
    2. Add enough water to soak the chana dal. 
    3. Cover with a lid and soak the chana dal for approx. 30 minutes. This step ensures faster cooking of the dal.
    4. Drain the soaked dal. 
    5. Transfer the soaked dal into a deep pan or kadai with enough water. 
    6. Cook the dal on a medium flame for approx. 20 minutes. Some people also prefer to cook the dal in a pressure cooker for upto 4 whistles. 
    7. Drain the dal. Make sure the dal does not turn mushy at this stage. 
    8. Transfer the cooked dal into a deep pan or non stick kadai. 
    9. Add jaggery. Jaggery will add sweetness to the puran poli. Some Maharashtrians also make the Puran poli with grain sugar.
    10. Add nutmeg powder. Nutmeg has a sweet aroma and a distinct taste. Nutmeg also has lot of medicinal properties and is used in Ayurveda to cure ailments.
    11. Add cardamom powder. Cardamom has a unique taste, with an intense aroma. It is widely used in Indian cooking especially to provide Mithais with a sweet aroma.
    12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or until the jaggery melts. 
    13. Mash the mixture well with the help of a masher. The puran poli mixture should not have any grains of dal and should be dry enough. All the dal needs to be mashed well and combined with the jaggery.
    14. Trasfer the mixture on to a plate and cool completely. 
    15. Divide the puran poli mixture into 5 equal portions and set aside. 

    To make the dough for Puran poli

    1. Take the whole wheat flour into a deep bowl.
    2. Add ghee, ghee makes the dough soft in texture.
    3. Knead into a soft dough with enough water. 
    4. Cover and keep aside. Allow it to rest for 30 minutes. 
    5. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions, cover and keep aside.

    How to make Puran poli

    1. Dust enough flour on the rolling board and place the dough ball.
    2. Roll out the dough into 4” circle and place one portion of the puran poli mixture in the center.
    3. Fold over the ends and gently press to seal the sides. Make sure you do not apply much pressure or the filling will ooze out. 
    4. Roll out the Maharastrian puran poli into an 8” circle using little whole wheat flour. Do not apply excess pressure while rolling or the filling will start oozing out. 
    5. Repeat steps 1 to 7 to roll out more 4 Maharashtrian style puran poli
    6. To cook the Maharshtrian style puran poli heat a non stick tava and gently place the rolled out puran poli. Cook it on one side until brown spots appear.
    7. Apply 1 tsp ghee on each side while cooking. 
    8. Turn over and cook until the Puran poli is golden brown and cooked.
    9. Serve the Maharahtrian style puran poli hot with ghee and Katachi amti or Potato bhaji.

    Reviews

    Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe
     on 17 Apr 20 12:28 PM
    5

    In Andhra Pradesh,this recipe is called Bobbattu and is made during Makara Sankranti/Pongal festival. Dough is made of Maida.Stuffing will be more so that after frying with ghee, the stuffing is covered with thin layer of dough.The stuffing is also visible from the layer of dough. Total thickness of Bobbattu will be 3-4 mm and tastes very good. Sugar can also be used instead of Jaggery. Moderate Sweetness will be maintained so that children will also like it
    Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe
     on 13 Jan 20 02:11 PM
    5

    I being Gujarati, I have always made puranpoli using toovar Dal. Tried this recipe using chana dal and everyone at my place really loved it. The jaggery proportion in this recipe is up to the mark and the puranpoli is not that sweet. It is a must try recipe.
    Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe
     on 03 Sep 16 12:46 PM
    5

    Itried the recipe of pooranpoli following your instructions and it turnerd out very nice and yummy. All my guests asked me from where I have ordered from? I was blushing with so much prais.thanks a lot.
    Tarla Dalal
    03 Sep 16 02:34 PM
       Hi Heena, great news. Credit goes to you for making great Pooranpoli. Thanks for the feedback.