Maharashtra Sweet Puran Poli

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Puran Poli is a Indian sweet roti like recipe made usually during festive occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali.although it’s popularly known as a Maharashtrian recipe but it’s also made and known by different names in different regions pf India like Gujrati,karela,Goa,Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Ingredients :- ( Serves 8 )

  • 1 cup split Bengal gram / Tuta chana
  • 1 cup Wheat flour / Atta
  • 1 cup Refined flour / Maida
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil / Dalda ghee
  • 3 tsp Clarified butter / Desi ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg / Jaiphal
  • 1/2 tsp Green cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Ginger powder / Saunth
  • 2 tbsp Almonds powder
  • 1 cup Jaggery / Gud

Method:-

  1. After rinsing Channa soak it in 1 cup of water for 2 hours.
  2. Next adding a little more than 1/2 cup or 130 ml of water pressure cook the Dal for 7 whistles.
  3. Meanwhile for making Poli to a bowl add Wheat flour,Refined flour,Salt,Turmeric and Vegetable Oil.
  4. Mix all the ingredients till the flour turns flaky.
  5. Now knead the flour into a soft dough using 1 cup of Water.
  6. Keep the dough covered. and let the dough set for an hour.
  7. Now grind the dal into a thick paste adding 1/4 cup of Water.
  8. Add to a vessel Desi ghee,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Ginger powder and Almond powder.Roast these over low heat for a minute.
  9. Then add the made Dal paste and over it add Jaggery..Keep in cooking over medium stirring continuously till the Dal forms dough like consistency,it will take you about 5-7 minutes for this.
  10. After an hour our dough is soft and set.
  11. Pinch out equal big lemon size balls.
  12. Make same number of balls from the Dal dough but a bit smaller than the flour dough balls.
  13. Now stuff the flour dough balls with the Dal balls and roll out into a thin roti  dusting with dry flour in between when required.
  14. Drop your Puran Poli over a hot Griddle/Tawa and roast over a medium heat flipping in between until you see brown spots on both sides.
  15. Apply a teaspoons Ghee on each side.
  16. Serve hot with butter or curd.

Tips :-

  • In the flour instead of Vegetable Oil you can add Clarified butter.
  • Punch the dough for couple of minutes to make it soft.
  • Instead of Jaggery you can also use same quantity Sugar.
  • After adding Jaggery Dal will turn more liquidy but eventually it will become thick.
  • Patch your Puran Poli With little dough dusting flour over it if it breaks in between.
  • If you want your Puran Poli to puff up roast it for longer time on one side than other
  • Applying a little pressure over your roti also helps it to puff up.

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