Puran Poli is a traditional, sweet Indian flatbread that has roots in Maharashtra and southern India. To make it, senaga pappu (pigeon peas) are soaked overnight before being blended with water to form a heavy paste-like substance which then gets mixed together with wheat flour for the dough. This batter is pressed into an oiled pan or Tava heated over a fire until bubbles appear at the edges of each round piece – this forms their signature wavy patterns on top while ensuring they’re cooked through inside as well! Once done cooking, these rounds can be eaten immediately following cooling down from frying or stored after drying out thoroughly by spreading them evenly onto parchment paper so they don’t stick back to one another.
Puran Poli Recipe | How To Make Puran Poli
This is a traditional sweet recipe made on occasions and as neiveidhya for God. Gram dal used as filling is rich in protein and jaggery is rich in iron and healthy substitute for white sugar. Outer layer uses maida. Let us see the steps involved in this recipe.
Mix Maida with water to make it as chapati dough. Cover with wet cloth and keep aside.
Filling: Cook gram dal until soft. When cool grind in blender along with the cooked water. Heat ghee in a pan and add this ground dhal and add crushed jaggery and mix well until they mix well and become thick pouring ghee if necessary. When it becomes thick like dough, remove from fire.
Take a small ball from the maida dough and spread it in a greased banana leaf or plastic sheet like a chapati with hand. Place a spoonful of filling in the center cover it and again spread it like thick chapati with the filling such that filling does not come out. Make chapatis with all the dough and filling. Just grease your hands with oil if dough sticks to the hand. Heat a tawa and place one poli on it and cook it on both side. Use oil if needed.
Now, sweet puran polis are ready to serve. It will stay well for two days.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 232
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 5g8%
- Cholesterol 1mg1%
- Sodium 18mg1%
- Potassium 210mg6%
- Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
- Dietary Fiber 6g24%
- Protein 7g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The ingredients used yield near around 20 pieces of Puran Poli. The quantity can vary depending on the size of dough used per piece.