Puran Poli Recipe - How to make Maharashtrian Puran Poli at home?

Puran Poli

No festive menu is ever complete in Maharashtra without Puran Poli. Maharashtrian Puran Poli is almost prepared by all Marathi families during festivals like Gudi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi or Holi. In Marathi, the sweet filling is called Puran and the bread is called Poli. Being a Gujarati and staying in Mumbai after marriage, I got fascinated about Maharashtrian food. Puran Poli was something I always wanted to prepare. I gave it a try and it came out really well. We cherised this sweet flatbread at home.

Puran Poli Recipe

Ingredients for Puran Poli:

1 cup soaked chana dal

3/4 cup chopped jaggery

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder + nutmeg powder

A pinch of salt

2 cups of refined flour

Ghee 4 to 5 tablespoon

Preparation Steps for Puran Poli:

Take chana dal in a bowl. Rinse two to three times and soak for two hours.

In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and ghee. Add some water and knead into a soft dough. Cover with damp Muslin cloth and set aside for 20 minutes.

Add chana dal with one cup of water into a pressure cooker on medium flame. Cook for three whistles, depressurise and drain the excess water from it.

As chana dal cools down completely, grind into coarse paste. 

Take a pan, heat on medium flame. Add chana dal and saute for two to three minutes.

Add jaggery and sugar to cooked chana dal. Mix till it melts and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Add nutmeg powder and cardamom powder to it and mix well.

Divide the dough into equal portion. Make a cavity in the centre of each portion and put some puran. Seal shape into balls and slightly flatten. 

Dust with some flour and roll out each portion into semi thick chapati. 

Heat a non stick tawa, place each Puran Poli and roast from both the side till it turns golden brown. Apply drop of ghee on both the sides of Puran Poli. Ready to eat!

Did you try this Puran Poli recipe at home?

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