Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

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No festive menu in Maharashtra is complete without Puran Poli! 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 tava, 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.

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

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 puran poli


For The Filling
1 cup soaked and cooked chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a pinch nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
a few drops saffron colour

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

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

For Serving

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Combine the cooked chana dal and sugar in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes till the sugar melts completely, while stirring continuously.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron colour and mix well.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine the whole wheat flour and ghee in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and allow it to rest for atleast 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Roll out a portion of the dough into an oblong shape roti of 100 mm. (4”) using a little whole wheat flour.
  2. Place a portion of the filling on one end of the roti and fold the other end over it. Gently press the sides to seal the filling.
  3. Trim the sides using a sharp small bowl and discard the trimmed sides.
  4. Gently press it from the centre and roll it into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook it till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more puran polis.
  7. Just before serving reheat the puran polis and smear a little ghee on each puran poli.
  8. Serve immediately with ghee.
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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Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe
 on 03 Sep 16 12:46 PM

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.