Puran Poli (पुरण पोळी)

Puran Poli (पुरण पोळी) is a Maharashtrian sweet dish made especially during the festival of Holi. Its is a delicately made Poli (Roti) filled with Puran, made of Gram Dal and Jaggery

Ingredients

Dough (For the Roti)

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 4 tbspoon cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Puran (For the filling)-

  • 1 cup chana daal
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder

Recipe

  1. Wash 1 cup chana daal thoroughly and soak in water for 20 minutes and drain the water. Cook 1 cup chana daal with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles. Let it cool down, open the pressure cooker and drain excessive water

  2. Make Puran : Take the cooked chana daal in a pan, add 1 cup jaggery and cook the mixture at medium heat with continuous stirring. Cook until the mixture becomes thick and then add cardamom and nutmeg powder

    Tip: To know if you have the right consistency, put the spoon/spatula that you are using to stir the mix, at the center. If it stands upright without falling/tilting then you know the Puran is ready !!


  3. Add the Puran to a Puran Yantra or “Food Mill” available in some countries. Make a fine and consistent paste

    Tip: I did not have a “Puran Yantra” or “Food Mill”, so simply used a strainer which is made of a very fine mesh that does a great job of making fine Puran


  4. Make Dough: Mix 1 cup plain flour (“maida”) and 1 cup wheat flour with 1 pinch of salt. Slowly add water and knead the dough very loose. Add 4 table spoons of cooking oil and again knead it well till the dough becomes elastic. Cover it and keep it aside for 1/2 hour

  5. Make a 1/2 inch ball of dough and about 3 times larger ball of Puran. Make sure to apply little oil to your finger tips and as shown in the picture below, cover the Puran ball with dough


  6. Sprinkle some rice flour (to avoid sticking) on the Roti roller (“Polpat”) and roll the Puran Poli very gently in a round shape.

    Tip: The technique I use to easily roll and avoid any sticking of the Roti, what I do is cover the Roller with a muslin/fine cotton cloth (also called “Pancha” in Marathi)


  7. My Grandma’s technique is to first roll the Poli on the “Rolling Pin” and then transfer it to the pan as shown in the figure.


  8. Gently transfer the Poli on a flat heated pan (“Tava”).


  9. Roast well on both sides on medium heat till the Puran Poli becomes golden yellow.

    Serve Hot with Ghee or milk and Enjoy !!!


4 Comments on Puran Poli (पुरण पोळी)

  1. Very nice website, Trupti. Congratulations.

    One tried and tested tip… If we add half tbsp of turmeric powder while making puran, the puran itself will be golden yellow in colour and puranpoli really look golden in colour.

  2. Very easy method and the additional tips are very helpful!

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