Puran Poli Video, Maharashtrian Puran Poli by Tarla Dalal

Puran Poli Video, Maharashtrian Puran Poli by Tarla Dalal

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This is a quick recipe for making puran poli. . . It is made using chana dal. . . Do serve it piping hot and with ghee to enjoy it.


Recipe Description for Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

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Makes 4 puran poli


For The Filling
1 cup soaked and cooked chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a pinch nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
a few drops saffron colour

For The Dough
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tbsp ghee

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
ghee for smearing

For Serving


For the filling

  1. Combine the cooked chana dal and sugar in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes till the sugar melts completely, while stirring continuously.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron colour and mix well.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

For the dough

  1. Combine the whole wheat flour and ghee in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and allow it to rest for atleast 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Roll out a portion of the dough into an oblong shape roti of 100 mm. (4”) using a little whole wheat flour.
  2. Place a portion of the filling on one end of the roti and fold the other end over it. Gently press the sides to seal the filling.
  3. Trim the sides using a sharp small bowl and discard the trimmed sides.
  4. Gently press it from the centre and roll it into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook it till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more puran polis.
  7. Just before serving reheat the puran polis and smear a little ghee on each puran poli.
  8. Serve immediately with ghee.

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