Puran poli

How to prepare Maharashtrian dish Puran poli

Puran Poli is a South Indian traditional dish made with ingredients such as chana dal or tur dal, jaggery, and cardamom powder. Puran poli is sweet and rich in flavors and also a great thing to serve on festivals example – Ugadi, Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dussehra also. It’s prepared in different ways across different parts of the country. Each one has its own style. This is good to go as a festive recipe!


½ cup whole wheat flour (1 cup- 250 ml )

Half cup jowar flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon oil

Water, as required

Chana dal (Bengal gram)- Cup 1

01 cup jaggery, grated

one fourth teaspoon cardamom powder

Ghee- one tbsp

Serving 2 people


Firstly, rinse the chana dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 3-4 hours.

Then, drain the water and pressure cook the chana dal. Add 2 cups of water and give 3-4 whistles, until it is soft and cooked.

Once the dal is ready further, strain the excess water and mash the cooked chana dal until it is smooth.

Now, add grated jaggery and cardamom powder to the mashed chana dal and mix well.

Next, heat a pan and add ghee to it then, add chana dal and jaggery mixture to the pan and cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens and forms a lump.

Well, let the mixture cool down to room temperature.

Further for dough preparation, mix together the whole wheat flour, salt, and oil in a bowl.

However, add water gradually and knead the dough until it turns smooth in texture.

Now, divide the dough into small portions and roll them into small balls.

Although take one ball and roll it out in a small circle. Place a portion of the chana dal and jaggery mixture in the center. Similarly it is done for stuffed paratha.

In addition, bring the edges of the dough together to enclose the filling and then roll it out gently into a circle.

Heat a tawa and cook the puran poli on both sides. Cook it till it turns golden brown on both sides.

Once cooked add little ghee on top of it.

Finally, serve hot and enjoy!

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