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puran poli recipe | puran poli sweet | maharashtrian pooran poli

easy puran poli recipe | puran poli sweet | maharashtrian pooran poli
Course sweet
Cuisine maharashtrian
Keyword puran poli recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 11 Servings
Calories 350kcal


for puran (dal stuffing):

  • cup chana dal
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ghee
  • 3 cup water
  • cup jaggery
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

for poli (outer covering):

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup maida
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • water for kneading

other ingredients:

  • maida for dusting
  • ghee for roasting


how to make puran / chana dal stuffing:

  • firstly, in a large bowl soak 1½ cup chana dal for 1 hour.
  • drain off the water and transfer it to the cooker.
  • add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp ghee, 3 cup water.
  • pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium flame.
  • now drain off the water separating dal and water.
  • transfer the dal to a large kadai.
  • add 1½ cup jaggery and mix well.
  • once the jaggery melts, start to mash the dal.
  • mash until the dal turns smooth paste. you can alternatively, grind the dal and jaggery into the mixi jar.
  • keep cooking until the mixture thickens and hold the shape.
  • now add 1 tsp ghee and ½ tsp cardamom powder and cook for a minute, or until the mixture starts to separate the pan. if the mixture is undercooked, then the stuffing will be sticky and will be difficult to make a ball.
  • transfer to the plate and cool slightly. make sure not to overcook, else the stuffing turns hard.
  • grease hands with ghee and makes ball-sized stuffing.
  • finally, puran is ready. keep aside.

how to prepare poli (outer covering):

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 2 cup wheat flour, 1 cup maida, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp salt and 2 tbsp oil.
  • mix well making sure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • now add water as required and start to knead the dough.
  • knead to a smooth and soft dough adding water in batches.
  • grease the dough with 2 tsp oil, cover and rest for at least 1 hour.
  • after 1 hour, punch and knead the dough again.
  • pinch a ball sized dough and make a smooth ball.
  • form a cup by pressing the dough from the sides.
  • place a ball sized prepared puran (dal stuff).
  • start to stuff inside by pulling the dough without having any pleats.
  • now seal the dough without any cracks.
  • dust the ball with maida and flatten slightly.
  • now roll the holige gently, without putting much pressure.
  • roll as thin as possible and making sure the puran is distributed uniformly.
  • now cook the puran poli on hot tawa keeping the flame on medium.
  • flip over once the base is half cooked.
  • spread the ghee on both sides and cook well.
  • puff the puran poli, making sure to cook uniformly
  • finally, enjoy puran poli with ghee or milk.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg