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Puran Poli

Sugandha Patil
60 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian recipe made using chana dal, flour and cardamom and jaggery. This delicious side dish recipe is extremely rich in flavor and a great option to serve on festivals like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi. With its numerous variations, Puran Poli is eaten across different parts of India, including the Southern part as well. It is made in almost every household in Maharashtra during the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, holi. It's a popular dish in Gujarat as well. The way how Maharashtrians prepare Puran Poli is almost similar to how Gujaratis do. Puran Poli is loved by kids and adult alike. It's a great breakfast recipe which tastes the best when paired with a hot cup of masala tea. Try out this easy Puran Poli recipe and relish its sweet flavours with your family and friends.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cup jaggery
  3. 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  5. 2 pinch salt
  6. 4 tablespoon milk
  7. 1 1/2 cup chana dal
  8. 1/2 cup ghee
  9. 1/4 cup water
  10. refined oil as required


  1. For preparing this easy Maharashtrian recipe, take a bowl and mix flour with salt, milk and water in it. Knead well to make a stiff dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 1 hour.
  2. Now take a pressure cooker and add chana dal and water in it. Put the cooker on the gas and heat it over high flame. Pressure cook the dal and once it's done, strain the excess water.
  3. Transfer the dal in a bowl and allow it to cool. Once the dal has cooled, add it in a pan and heat it over a moderate flame. Add jaggery along with 1/2 tbsp of ghee. Keep stirring.
  4. Cook on low flame till the gram mixture is soft and sticky. Once it's done, turn off the flame and keep the mixture aside.
  5. Now knead the dough again, adding water and oil, little at a time, till the dough becomes pliable ( soft consistency ). Grind the dal and sugar mixture to a smooth consistency adding a little milk if it is too dry.
  6. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  7. Now take a lime-sized lump of the dough and a little larger lump of the dal mixture. Roll out two rounds from the dough on a board sprinkled with rice flour, into flat rounds of about 7 inch in diameter.
  8. Cover the rolled dough round with the dal mixture, leaving half an inch at the edges, and then cover this with the second round. Roll again over this to seal them together, pinching the edges to seal well. Roll out like a thick chapati.
  9. Heat ghee on a hot griddle and put the puran poli on it. Keep pressing and turning it so that it cooks well on both sides. Keep adding ghee all around to brown it evenly without sticking to the griddle. Serve hot and pair with milk or cocon

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Sunaina Saxena
Sunaina Saxena   Aug-16-2018

Nice one.

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