One of my favourites, this sweet Maharashtrian dish is savored specially during Gudi Padwa and Ganesh Chaturthi. It is flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil paste. Very tasty and nutritious, Puran Poli is savored by young children and adults alike. Moreover, the puran (sweet stuffing) can be stored for a longer time and you can make puran polis whenever you feel like in the near future.
Ingredients for 8 Puran Polis
For Puran or the stuffingÂ –
1 cup chana dal
1 cup jaggery – finely powdered
A pinch of cardamom powder
A pinch of nutmeg/jaiphal powder
1 tbsp ghee
For the poli or the roti –
How to make Puran –
Wash and soak chana dal for 3 – 4 hours.
Boil the chana dal in just required water in a pressure cooker ( 2 – 3 whistles should suffice
Strain off the excess water and then mash the chana dal ( grinding it in the mixer is also fine)
Add jaggery, nutmeg and cardamom powder to the mashed dal.
Mix it well
In a vessel, melt 1 tbsp ghee
Add in the mashed dal and heat it over slow flame till it turns dry and thick
(the water should evaporate fully from the mashed dal)
How to make Dough for the PolisÂ –
Knead smooth dough with wheat flour, water and oil. Add a pinch of salt if required
How to make the Puran Polis –
Heat the griddle
Take a medium sized ball of the dough and roll it out to 4 inch diameter in size.
Place a slightly smaller sized ball of the puran in the center of the rolled dough
Get all the ends of the rolled dough together and join them. Seal them firmly
Roll out the stuffed ball gently till it becomes approx 6 inches in size
Place the puran poli on the hot griddle and fry it will oil/ghee on both the sides.
Cook all the puran polis in this manner.
How to Savour –
Puran Poli is best enjoyed with ghee and milk. It can be had either piping hot or warm. They can be served along with the regular course of lunch.
Give a delicious start to your family this New Year, try out these recipes and for a change serve them a mouth watering fare to feast upon. Go ahead â€¦ try your hand at them.