Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli is a typical Maharashtrian sweet delicacy made with flour, chana dal and ghee. This is one of the most delicious dessert recipe that makes the special days more special.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes
Servings: 15 Puran Polis


For making dough you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 3/4 cup pure ghee
  • A pinch of salt

For the stuffing you need:

  • 1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
  • 1-1/2 cups jaggery (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • A pinch of saffron
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee

How to make Puran Poli:

  1. Combine the flour, salt and 2 tbp of pure ghee.
  2. Mix well and knead by adding water to make a soft and smooth dough.
  3. Cover the dough with damp muslin cloth and set aside at least for an hour.
  4. Wash the chana dal thoroughly in normal running water and soak for few hours.
  5. Boil by adding little bit of salt.
  6. Allow to cool completely and grind the boiled dal coarsely.
  7. Melt the ghee in a pan and add dal, jaggery, saffron, cardamom and nutmeg powder.
  8. Mix very well and stir continuously by cooking on medium high flame.
  9. Cook until dal becomes firm and dry.
  10. Remove from the flame and set aside.
  11. Divide the stuffing into 15 equal portions also divide the prepared dough in same amount of portions and make small balls.
  12. Take a small ball of the dough, roll out little bit and flatten with your palm.
  13. Stuff a portion of dal in the center, cover and seal the puran poli from all the edges.
  14. Dust the flour and make a round roti of about 4 inch in diameter with medium thickness.
  15. Heat a tawa and drizzle some oil.
  16. Place the puran poli and cook on medium high heat.
  17. Gently flip and cook from the other side as well.
  18. Spread a good amount of pure ghee over the cooked puran poli and serve hot.

Chef Tips:

  1. Puran poli can be stored for few days in air tight container.
  2. Generally it can be eaten either as it is or with chilled milk.


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