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Maharastrian Puran Poli

Swapna Sunil
420 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Pan fry
  • Pressure Cook
  • Microwaving
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 1 cup: chana dal
  2. 2.5 cups: water
  3. 1 cup: jaggery
  4. 1 tsp: cardamom powder
  5. 1 cup: Whole wheat flour
  6. 1/2 cup: all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 tsp: salt
  8. 1 tbsp: oil
  9. water as needed
  10. ghee for frying


  1. For the Puran: Wash and soak the dal in 2.5 cups of water for 6 hours.
  2. Later add the dal along with its soaking water into a pressure cooker and cook for three whistles.
  3. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release by itself.
  4. Later open the cooker and mash the dal with a potato masher.
  5. Take the mashed soft dal into a microwave safe bowl and add jaggery. Mix and microwave on high for five minutes.
  6. After five minutes, take the bowl out and mix well. Place the bowl back in microwave and cook for 3 more minutes.
  7. By now all the moisture gets evaporated and the mixture gets dry to touch. Add cardamom powder, and mix well. Puran is ready!
  8. For the dough: In another bowl add wheat flour, maida, oil, salt and give it a good mix. Now by adding water as required knead this into a soft pliable dough.Cover and rest the dough for an hour.
  9. Add a tsp of oil and knead the dough again for a minute or two.
  10. Divide the dough and Puran into small equal portions.
  11. Roll out each dough ball into a thick poori like and stuff with the Puran ball seal its edges and roll out into a thin stuff paratha dusting with dry flour if required.
  12. Fry the rolled Poli on medium high heat Tawa smearing ghee on both the sides until golden spots appear.
  13. Once fried to perfection, fold and serve.
  14. Yummy Maharastra Puran Poli ready in no time!

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