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How To Make Puran Poli At Traditional Way

How To Make Puran Poli At Traditional Way

Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian special and popular dish. I know this recipe is quite hard but trust me you can impress anyone with this dish. Puran Poli is considered a sweet Poli. Puran Poli is nothing but Puran stuffed in normal Poli ( roti ). I know you also want to make Puran Poli. make your family happy as Puran Poli plays important role in every Maharashtrian family’s kitchen.

Puran is a stuffing you have to fill it in roti and then you can have the Maharashtrian most favorite dish. It is my personal favorite. Nothing can compete with this dish this dish will make you satisfied with its aroma and taste.

How To Make Puran Poli At Traditional Way


  • Chana dal (1 cup, use soaked chana dal)
  • Turmeric powder
  • Wheat flour (1 cup )
  • Maida (1 cup )
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Jaggery ( 1 cup )
  • Cardamom powder
  • Nutmeg powder

How to cook dal for Puran

So let’s get started to begin with take 1 cup chana dal. Wash it well and soak in enough water for about 7-8 hours. This is optional if you want to make it quick you can just use chana dal by washing it once. No need to soak overnight.
Transfer the soaked chana dal into the cooker and add water. You can decide the quantity of water depending on how much kat you want. I will add little water for kut as I’m making it only for 2 people. Kat is a curry which is made with Puran Poli. It generally has with rice. Katachi aamathi and Puran Poli is the best combination.

How To Make Puran Poli At Traditional Way

Every Maharashtrian should try this. After adding water add just a pinch of turmeric powder. Turmeric powder gives a nice color to Puran. It makes it look presentable and different from usual ( normal ) Poli. Add just half TSP of oil so that dal won’t flow out of the cooker. Close the lid and cook on medium heat until 5-6 whistles. We are making it in the pressure cooker so that it can cook nice.
Don’t cook on High heat. So that dal gets nicely cooked and there won’t much need to blend it.

Dough for roti ( Poli )

Until dal for Puran is getting cooked let’s knead the dough. For that take 1 cup wheat flour into a dish. You can use a bowl too. 1 cup wheat flour and 1 cup maida. In this quantity, you can make about 7-8 Puran Polya from Puran and from flour so it’s a perfect proportion. Add just a pinch of turmeric powder as we added while cooking dal we are adding while kneading the dough too. Add ¼ TSP salt, just to taste. Don’t add much salt. Otherwise, the sweetness of Puran decreases. Mix wheat and maida well.

You can use only wheat flour or only maida too. Add a little water at a time and knead the nice and thin dough. As we do for normal roti. Do not knead the too thick dough as we knead for puro. Mostly Puran Poli dough is soft and thin. So knead it well. Make it nice soft and thin. If you want you can spread little oil to hands as this flour sticks to hand. 2-3 TSP oil is required while kneading this dough. Spread oil and make it nice and even.
Transfer the dough into a bowl as we do for any other dough. Cover and rest it for at least 1 hour. The more you rest the Puran Poli dough the softer will be Puran Poli. so, our Dough for Puran Poli is ready

How to make Puran

So, now our chana dal is also cooked well. Steam is also released. Your dal should be nice and soft cooked. The excess liquid or water that you can see it used for kat. So separate it in another bowl. If you don’t want to make kat you can simply use less water while cooking dal for Puran. Mash the dal with potato masher. As it gets nicely cooked mash it well. As your Puran is depend on this . You don’t need to blend or strain Puran if you mash it well. After that add 1 cup of jaggery in it. Turn on the gas. No need to change pan.

If you follow this process to make Puran fewer utensils are required. Mix well and cook until it thickens up well. It will take 15-20 minutes. After cooking this dal for about 4-5 minutes. Check whether the gudh that is jaggery is melted or not. the mixture is a little thin. Cook it for 10-15 minutes more stirring continuously until it thickens up really good.
After cooking it for 10-15 minutes continuously Puran thickness up really well. Puran is ready. You can find dal or any particles of dal anywhere in Puran. So no need to blend or strain this. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Mix well. It gives a nice flavor to our Puran. When Puran cools down let’s make Puran Poli.

Stuffing Puran and roll Puran poli

Let’s roll Puran Poli now. Spread a little oil and knead it to make it a little soft. Knead it once more. The dough is well kneaded. The Puran Poli will be nicer if you knead dough more. Take a small ball of dough and make it round. Dip it in dry flour and make a circle as we make for Modak. Make it even and thin. Edges of the circle ( pari ) should be a little thin and keep it a little thick at the center. It is a little inflated at the center. So that Poli won’t burst while rolling. Stuff a little portion of Puran in it and fold from all sides. Remove the excess dough.
Dip it in dry flour once again and roll the Poli. Roll it carefully or Puran may come out. Poli should be rolled evenly. Puran is nice and evenly spread.

Roast it now on a hot pan. Roast the Puran Poli for about 2 minutes from the lower side. Then flip it. When small bubbles begin to appear on the upper surface then we will flip it. Spread a little ghee. You can use oil if you want. But I’ll suggest you use sajuk tup ( ghee). Poli puffs up. Roast it well from both sides.

How To Make Puran Poli At Traditional Way

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