Saturday, June 30, 2012

Puran poli Recipe / Poli / Stepwise Recipe

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Puran Poli,  a tasty Indian bread stuffed with sweetened yellow lentils, is a traditional sweet from North India. It is made during special occasions & festivals like Diwali, holi etc.
It is also known as Holige in Karnataka, Bobbatlu in Andhra Pradesh.
The recipe is very simple to prepare.  The lentil jaggery stuffing  is known as Puran and the roti covering is called Poli  ( Puran Poli ) . It makes a healthy breakfast dish or served as a snack. 
Try this traditional Indian recipe & enjoy the rich aroma & heavenly taste of  Pooran Poli..:)
Check out the Diwali Sweets & Savories recipes here.
For Stuffing:
  • Toor dal                        - 1 small cup
  • Turmeric pwd                - a pinch
  • Jaggery powdered         - 1 cup
  • Cardamom pwd             - ¼ tsp
  • Nutmeg / Jaiphal           - ¼ tsp
For Outer dough:
  • Whole wheat flour          -  1 cup
  • All Purpose flour / maida - ½ cup
  • Oil                                - 2 tbsp
To Prepare Stuffing:
  1. Wash and soak toor dal for 20 mins.
  2. Pressure cook dal by adding a pinch of turmeric pwd till soft & mushy.
  1. Transfer it to heavy bottomed wok / kadai.
  1. Add jaggery and cook with stirring.
  1. The jaggery dissolves and starts binding together.

  1. When it comes to thick dough consistency, remove from heat.
  1. Add cardamom pwd, nutmeg pwd and mix well.
  1. Cool to room temperature.
  1. It turns into soft, sticky dough-like consistency.
  1. The stuffing is ready.
To Prepare outer dough:
  1. In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and oil.
  1. Add water little at a time and knead it to very soft dough.

  1. Cover & set aside for 10 to 15 mins.
To Prepare Puran Poli:
  1. Knead the dough and divide it to small balls.
  1. Make small balls out of dal stuffing too & keep ready.
  1. Dust one dough ball with flour.
  1. Roll it into small circle.
  1. Place filling in the centre.
  1. Seal the edges by pulling the edges together to make a ball.
  1. Place the ball with sealed side down, flatten with fingers and keep aside.
  1. Repeat the same for all balls.
  1. Lightly press the filled ball in wheat flour .
  1. Roll it into a circle, with a rolling pin by applying gentle pressure.
  1. Heat a skillet and add a tsp of oil to it.
  2. Place the Puran Poli onto the skillet and cook for about a minute.
  3. Flip it over.
  1. Spread 1 tsp of oil to the sides.
  2. When puran poli turns golden brown on both sides, remove from skillet.
  3. It tastes lipsmacking,  when it is served hot with a cube of clarified butter on top.
  1. Yummy & healthy Puran Poli is ready to relish.
  • Puran Poli can also be prepared using Chana dal, but it should be cooked a slightly longer time  to soft & mushy texture.
  • For filling, Instead of adding jaggery,  we can also use sugar.
  • Cooked Puran Poli can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.

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  1. I love these poli....looking delicious and inviting :)

  2. I like very much your bread. It is delicius!
    Good day

  3. This is my favourite..nice pictorial instructions..

  4. Beautiful pictures!! I've never heard of Puran Poli before... but they looks delicious and healthy.

  5. Beautiful pictures,puran poli looks awesome.

  6. Very good presentation. Nice clicks

  7. Yummy Puran Poli :)

    We (Maharashtrians) usually make PuranPoli on the occasion of Holi and in the month of Shravan / Saawan :)

  8. Puran poli looks delicious. Once I had in mumbai.

  9. Jay, the edges have come out so well. They look perfect!

  10. Hi Jay,

    I was little bit occupied for the

    four days. Thank you for your visit

    and comment on my blog:))))

    Poli Looks AAAwesome and delicious!!!

    Keep on Dear:)

  11. The puran poli came out so well. It's been ages since i ate it.

  12. thats too good... I love ur posts... the pural poli looks so authentically Gujarati...hats off....

  13. effort is worth jay..i made this before but i used chana dal instead of tur and sugar in place of jaggery..certainly yours must be healthier and tastier..will try..thanks for sharing..

  14. Delicious, my favorite. I make it with chana dal.

  15. Hey jay the puran poli looks delicious.

  16. Super yummy Jay.I wish I could grab a few.

  17. Love this a lot. Usually I buy this. Thanks for sharing

  18. I'll tell you how to eat this :)

    take a banana leaf. Put a hottest poli on that and top it with ghee/butter. relish... divine

  19. Just SUPERB.. reminds me of home.. love the recipe!!

  20. Yum just yum. I am inviting myself over for lunch. These look so so yum.

  21. I love this poli.. looks so delicious

  22. wow, sounds lovely but please do tell me is toor daal, chana daal, or mong daal?

  23. Super puranpoli, I have heard of it but never made it. And nice step by step pics. :)

  24. yummy puran polis. have not made it in ages.. have to make it soon

  25. Omg..So perfectly made puran polis. You are really amazing....Jay.

  26. yummilicious puran polis.

  27. i never get this right .. but yours look stunning jayanthy!

  28. Thanks dearies..I'd love to hear your lovely feedback..:)

  29. Hy leenz,
    As I've mentioned, you can use both toor dal or chana dal for stuffing.

  30. wow, that looks incredibly delicious!

  31. Interesting, I have never tried or heard of this Jay!

  32. Looks simple and tasty, Jay. I had to "pin" it! All the photos are good, but the two of the completed Puran Poli are wonderful.

    Keep writing...

  33. I've not eaten this before. But it looks incredibly good, and is pretty easy to do! Nice recipe - thanks.

  34. ആശംസകള്‍............, ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌....... പ്രിത്വിരാജ് സിംഹാസ്സനത്തില്‍ , മുല്ല മൊട്ടും മുന്തിരി ചാറുമായി ഇന്ദ്രജിത്ത്........... വായിക്കണേ................

  35. Hi Jay! look great for tea time!

  36. This kind of reminds me of crepes!!! Looks great!!!

  37. Yummeeeeee! This looks awesome!

  38. Love these...the pictures make it seem so easy to make...

  39. We make it with channa dal..This looks so divine.. Like to have it with ghee :)..

  40. You are a GREAT CHEF :D


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