How to make Puran Poli - Pan fried whole wheat flour rotis stuffed with a sweet lentil and jaggery mixture.

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Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Jaggery (gur) (गुड़)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Thin wheat flour rotis with a delicious puran stuffing in the middle. The puran which is made with a mixture of boiled mashed chana dal cooked with jaggery and cardamom powder melts as it hits your tongue. With a dollop of ghee or toop as it is known in Marathi, this sweet roti is nirvana for many Maharashtrian food fanatics.

For more recipes related to Puran Poli checkout Dal Kabab. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Shrimp Spring Rolls, Stuffed Squid Rings, Soyabean and Vegetable Star Crisps, Bhuna Bhutta.

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Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Puran Poli Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 1/4 cups

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/2 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • FOR THE DOUGH

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt a pinch

  • Pure ghee 1/2 cup

Method

Step 1

Wash and boil chana dal. Drain and coarsely grind it. In a pan add the dal, grated jaggery, saffron, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix well.

Step 2

Cook, stirring all the time till dry. It should resemble a soft ball. Remove and cool. Divide the stuffing into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls.

Step 3

Mix maida and salt. Add three tablespoons of ghee and sufficient water to make a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for one hour.

Step 4

Divide dough into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls. Flatten each ball in your palm, stuff with one portion of puran (stuffing), cover and seal the edges.

Step 5

Dust it with flour and roll out into four to five inches diameter disk of medium thickness. Heat a tawa and cook puran poli until done on both sides.

Step 6

Remove. Serve hot with generous helping of pure ghee on it and cold milk.

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