Puran Poli


Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian sweet dish made on occasions and festivals. It tastes better when it is served hot. Let us have a look at it's recipe !

Ingredients (Makes 6 Puran Polis) :
  • Wheat Flour - 3-4 Cups
  • Jaggery - 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar - Depending on your taste
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Tur Dal - 1- 1 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1-2 Pinches
  • Ghee - 2-3 Tbsp
Method :
  • Pressure cook the tur dal with little water (a little more than the sinking level) (the quantity of water should be enough to form a ball out of the tur dal  AFTER it is cooked) for 3 whistles and 10 minutes.
  • After the pressure from the cooker is released , take it out and mash it.
  • Add jaggery , sugar , cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to it and keep it aside.
  • Take the wheat flour , add ghee , water , salt to it and make a dough out of it.
  • Leave the dough aside for 15 minutes.
  • The quantity of dough taken for each poli should be more than the quantity taken for a chapati.
  • Roll each dough till it forms a circle of 4-5 cm in diameter.
  • Make smaller balls of puran (tur dal mixture) for each poli.
  • Place each ball of puran in the centre of the poli and gently pull and stretch the dough upwards from its sides so that the puran is covered completely and a bit extra dough remains on top.
  • Twist the top the dough , then flatten it and roll it to it's desired form and size.
  • Heat a tava and put each puran poli on it and roast it a little bit of ghee on both sides till it is done.