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How to make Puran Poli Recipe at Home

Puran Poli
Puran Poli

How to make Puran Poli Recipe at Home

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from husked spilt bengal gram (chana dal) and jaggery.
If you want to make the classic Maharashtrian Puran Poli at home, follow this quick and easy Puran Poli recipe with a video. You just need a bunch of simple ingredients from your kitchen and you can enjoy your Puran Poli in under one hour! Even though it is popularly enjoyed during festivals like Gudi Padwa, Holi and Diwali, any time is perfect to have this flavourful bread. This bread is made by filling a lentil mixture prepared using roasted chana dal and jaggery. 'Puran Polio' is the Marathi name of the dish where ‘Puran’ is the sweet lentil mixture and the bread is called ‘Poli’. This variation is made using all-purpose flour. However, you can make a healthy version of Puran Poli as well by combining whole-wheat and all-purpose flour. You will be surprised to know that Puran Poli is quite similar to the South Indian dish called Obbattu or Holige, which is made for the Ugadi festival. This is a mouth-watering dish, which you can easily prepare at home. All your need is blanched chana dal and spices – fennel powder, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and turmeric. Watch the Puran Poli recipe video to start making this easy dish!
Prep Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 300 gms. channa (yellowgram) dal
  • 300 gms. jaggery (molasses)
  • 1 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 150 gms. plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • warm water to knead dough
  • ghee to serve

Instructions
 

  • Boil dal in plenty of water till soft but not broken
  • Drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pass through an almond grater little by little till all dal is grated.
  • Mash jaggery till lumps break. Mix well into dal.
  • Put mixture in a heavy saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed
  • Take care to stir continuously, so as not to charr. Keep aside.
  • Mix ghee, flour, add enough water to make a soft pliable dough.
  • Take a morsel sized ball of dough, roll into a 4" round.
  • Place same sized ball of filling in centre, life all round and seal.
  • Reroll carefully to a 6" diameter round
  • Roast on warm griddle till golden brown
  • Repeat other side.
  • Take on serving plate. Apply a tsp. of ghee all over top.
  • Shallow fry on griddle like a paratha for a better flavour.
  • But this method will consume more ghee and therefore calories.
  • Serve hot with dal or amti.

Notes

The water drained from boiling dal is used to make the amti. ( a thin curry made using black masala,
garam masala and some mashed
dal.) 
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