Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Puran Poli

  Puran Poli is another sweet dish which is common in India. This dish combines bengal gram and jaggery to bring a unique flavor and is relished both in South and West India.


1 1/2 cup of maida/all purpose flour
pinch of turmeric
pinch of salt
2 tbsp of coconut (optional)
water as required
Ghee as required
Oil for frying


1/2 cup of Bengal gram dhal/ chana dhal
1/2 cup of toor dhal
1 cup of  powdered Jaggery
1 tsp of powdered cardamom


1.Mix the maida flour, salt, oil and add water. Knead well enough to make a soft dough. Keep aside for an hour.

2.Soak Bengal gram dhal and toor dhal for 1 hour. Pressure cook them together but do not overcook them. Filter the water and allow it to cool.
3.Grind the dhal with jaggery. Fry the coconut for 2 minutes and add to the filling. Add the cardamom and mix well and the filling is ready. Make small balls of the filling.

3. Make lime sized balls out of the dough, add the filling to it.

4. Roll it out. 

5.In a pan put little oil, fry the poli on both sides till it turns golden brown. 
6.Apply ghee on the surface of the poli.


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