Hi friends.

You must be wondering why Sweetannu is making Puran Poli and not Dal ni pori. Well, being a hardcore foodie, I relish all types of cuisine  not only mine and especially enjoy Indian festivals with all its special dishes. So when my maid Sunita offered to help me made Puran Poli this Holi, I jumped to the idea. And of course!! Festival season is time for indulgence.

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Puran Poli is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. It is basically a sweet paratha make with split Bengal gram (Channa Dal) but Tur dal is also used as an option for the filling. However the channa variety is more tastier. The recipe I tried is easy to cook and the polis stay fresh for 2-3 days. So let’s make Puran Poli today!


Ingredients of Puran Poli


For The Dough
2 cups Wheat flour or maida
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Filling
1 cup Channa dal ( preferably soaked overnight )
1 1/4 cups jaggery ( gur)
6-8  cardamon pods ( powder)
6-8 strands of saffron ( soaked in water)
Half cup ghee

For Dough


Kneading the dough1. Sift flour to eliminate any dirt etc.

2.Add the oil and salt

3.  Knead it like a dough adding warm water.

4. Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes. Now make the filling.

For the filling


Rolling out the dough1. Add dal with 1½ cups of water in a presser cooker, cook till dal is soft.

2. Let all the steam escape before opening the lid.

3. In a non stick pan, add the dal, jaggery, mix well and constantly stir  on a slow gas  till the mixture becomes thick. It should be a thick consistency and not runny

4. Add the cardamom powder and saffron-water mixture and mix well.

5. Cool slightly and keep mixture ready for stuffing in roti.

Puran Poli

Delicious Puran Poli

How to Make Puran Poli

1.Take a palm size amount  of dough.

2.Place a small part  of the filling in the center and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Seal the dough from all sides.

3.Flatten the dough on a rolling board, use a rolling pin and with a light hand roll the dough to make a medium size roti.

4.Place it on a griddle(tawa) over a medium flame.

5.Cook it on both sides adding ghee till the colour is golden brown from both the sides.

6.Complete making the polis with the remaining dough and filling.

7.Smear a little ghee more ghee on each puran poli and serve hot with Thandai, ghujias and farsan.

Enjoy Puran Poli hot and with ThandaiForget your sugar and cholesterol  levels. Bura na mano!!


You can also check my post on Parsi Bhakras – the recipe  here : Parsi Bhakra

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13 thoughts on “Lets enjoy some hot homemade Puran Poli this Holi”

  1. Puran poli is such an amazing dish. Especially because it brings back memories of childhood. For a Maharashtrian like me, this is soul food. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, traditional recipe. Glad you documented it before it fades away. Keep writing 🙂

  2. This looks so delicious I have no ever heard of this before but it looks very similar to flat bread at this asian place I love here on the bluff. They cook it on a flat top in front of you. It’s just a hint of sweet flavor so delicious!

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