Puran poli

Puran poli recipe – Recipes Plaza

 Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from husked spilled Bengal gram (chana dal) and jaggery.

Food is the ultimate soul of each holiday, and the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and other holidays like Diwali are defined by the iconic Maharashtrian dish Puran Poli. It is a simple recipe for a flatbread that has a sweet lentil filling cooked with sugar and chana dal. Jaggery and Bengal gram are further options.

 It is a delicious side dish with rich flavors yet extremely easy and quick to make

Ingredients of Puran Poli

For mixture:

  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 3 cups Water
  •  cup jaggery
  • ½ tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric

For making dough

  • 2 cups Maida (all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Water

Instruction for Puran poli

Dal Mixture:

  1. Rinse the chana dal first very well in water.
  2. Now, In a large bowl soak 1 cup of chana dal for 1 hour.
  3. Take Chana dal in a pressure cooker, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp ghee, and 3 cups water pressure cook it for about a minute (3-4 whistles)
  4. now drain off the water separating the dal and water.
  5. transfer the dal to a large kadai.
  6. add 1½ cup jaggery and mix well.
  7. once the jaggery melts, start to mash the dal.
  8. mash until the dal turns smooth paste.
  9. you can alternatively, grind the dal and jaggery into the mixi jar.
  10. Stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  11. Let the mixture cool down

Prepare the dough:

  1. Meanwhile take maida (all purpose flour) and salt in a bowl mix well.
  2. Add a little bit of water and ghee or oil and mix.
  3. now add water as required and start to knead the dough.
  4. knead to a smooth and soft dough adding water in batches.
  5. The dough should be smooth and soft.
  6. Wrap the bowl with a plastic sheet or damp cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.

Prepare Puran Poli:

  1. The puran mixture has cooked now and should be dry and thick.
  2. Make flat balls out of the dough like we make for chapatis.
  3. Roll it 2 to 3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board.
  4. Place a portion of puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.
  5. Bring the edges together towards the center and Join all the edges and pinch them.
  6. Roll it out again in round shape.
  7. The cover should be rolled a bit thin and not thick.
  8. On a heated tawa or griddle, spread some ghee.
  9. When the pan is enough hot, transfer the rolled poli to the pan.
  10. When one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side.
  11. Once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee.
  12. cook the puran poli on both sides with lots of ghee.
  13. You can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or curd (yogurt).

Serving Suggestions

Serve it hot with some more ghee poured over. You can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or curd (yogurt). You can serve it for breakfast, snack or dessert post meals. It is served with hot milk flavored with cardamom and saffron.

It can be served along with katachi amti (a spicy side dish made using the water left after cooking the dal) and khamang kakdi which is a refreshing salad made using cucmbers.

Piping hot poli served along with a dollop of ghee is so drool-worthy that I cannot express my feelings in words.

Storage Suggestions

These can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. Refrigerate the Puran Poli in an airtight container. Simply griddle it up and add additional ghee before serving.

These can be frozen sandwiched between pieces of parchment or butter paper. Following that, store in zip-top bags and freeze for up to six months. Keep the frozen poli immediately on a hot griddle to reheat. Add extra ghee, then heat until the food is warm and crunchy.

Tips and Variations

  • firstly, cook the dal until it turns soft yet holds the shape.
  • While rolling the puran poli, be careful.
  • Knead the dough to a soft consistency. It should be like a chapati dough.
  • also, mash the dal really smooth, else it will be difficult to roll. you can alternatively, grind the dal in mixi for a smooth consistency.
  • You can usehalf all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour to make the dough too.
  • Apply ghee on the poli only when the brown spots appear. It will make it crispy.


Calories 539kcal
Fat 39g
Carbohydrates 40g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium 208mg

Puran poli


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