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Poha Puli

Moumita Malla
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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Poha Puli is one of the most famous and delicious sweet delicacy prepared in Bengal during Makar Sankranti celebration. Here coconut and date palm Jeggery filled rice flour or beaten rice dumplings boiled in date palm Jeggery flavoured milk.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Ingredients For Stuffing For Puli or Dumplings
  2. Grated coconut- of a1 full coconut
  3. Date palm jeggery-1 cup
  4. Ingredients For Outer Shell of Puli or Dumplings
  5. Thin and flat beaten rice(Poha or chire)-1cup
  6. Maida or flour-1/2 cup
  7. Sooji or semolina-1/4 cup
  8. Warm milk-4 tablespoons
  9. Ingredients For kheer or thicken milk
  10. Milk-1litre
  11. Date palm jeggery-3/4 cup


  1. Method Of Making Stuffing --
  2. Take a large pan,add 1 cup Jeggery into this pan ,heat it on gas at medium flame
  3. Add grated coconut,mix it with Jeggery ,stir this mixture continuous until  the mixture comes together and sticks together. 
  4. Switch off the gas when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Keep this mixture in a wide plate to become cool.
  5. Method Of Making Outer Shell    
  6. Soak chire or Poha or flat beaten rice into a bowl of water for 2 to 3 minutes then wash the chire or poha properly and drain the water through a colander
  7. Add chire or poha,maida or flour,and sooji or semolina in a bowl,make a soft dough by adding milk gradually Now make small balls, size of a lemon from the dough.
  8. Flatten each ball with your fingers then a make a bowl by pressing down the middle sectionin .Do not make it very thick or thin.The shell would be medium thin.
  9. Add small amount of filling mixture into it.
  10. Bring together both the edges then press and seal with your finger.
  11. Make other pulis the same way.
  12. Method Of Making Kheer Or Thickened Milk .
  13. Add milk for Kheer in a big heavy bottomed pan
  14. Heat milk on medium flame, Once it will start to boil,simmer the gas let it cook for 5 minutes. 
  15. let it cook for 5 minutes.  .
  16. Then remove the pan from the heat ,add jaggery according and mix,then place the pan back on the heat againplace and let it be cook on low flame
  17. Adding jeggery into the milk in this way will prevent the milk to be curdled. add all the prepared pulis now one by one, cook for another 10 minutes or until pulis are soft and the milk has thickened.  
  18.   The milk shouldn't be too thick nor too thin

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Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Jul-30-2018

Nice one.

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