Puran poli is an authentic traditional Maharashtrian recipe. It is sweet Indian flat bread specially made on holi festival. The stuffing of poli is made with chala dal and jiggery. Though a bit tedious and time consuming recipe, worth try as end result is just amazing. Let’s make puran poli today.
- 2 cups Wheat flour
- 1 cup Maida / All purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups Water
- Salt to taste
- 3 tsp Oil
- 1 cup Chana dal
- 1 cup Jaggery / Gudh
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
- Take chana dal and wash it really good. Add 2 1/2 cups water and soak it for at least 3 hours.
- Transfer the dal with water in cooker and cook on medium heat until 3 whistles.
- Drain excess water with the help of strainer.
- Do not throw away this water. You can use it to make katachi amti. Add a little mashed dal with it if you want.
- Mash the dal with potato masher really good. No grains of dal should be left behind.
- Transfer the dal into microwave safe bowl and add grated gudh. Mix well.
- Microwave puran for just 2 minutes. After 2 minutes take the bowl out and mix puran well.
- Microwave puran again for 3 more minutes. Take out and mix well again.
- Microwave it again for 3 minutes. Though it looks a bit thin, it will thicken up as it will cool down.
- Add nutmeg powder and mix well. Puran is already.
- You can cook puran on gas too. Mix mashed dal and jaggery and cook on medium heat.
- Stir continuously and cook until puran thickens up.
- In a plate, take wheat flour. Add maida and salt to taste.
- You can change the proportion of wheat flour and maida according to your taste. Mix well.
- Add a little water at a time and make soft dough of it.
- Don’t add more water at a time.
- The dough should be a little thin.
- Add oil and knead the dough again.
- Repeat the procedure until the dough doesn’t stick to your hand.
- Transfer the dough into a bowl, cover and give it a standing time of at least 1-1 1/2 hours.
- Take a medium size ball of dough and make pari.
- You can roll 6” poli from this ball, stuff puran like paratha and make puran poli too.
- But puran poli turns out better if you make pari.
- Stuff ouran in pari and seal it from all sides.
- Dip it in dry flour and roll poli.
- Heat up a pan on medium heat. When pan is enough hot, transfer the rolled poli on pan.
- Roast from one side for just 2 minutes until small bubbles begin to appear.
- Flip over and spread a little ghee.
- You can use oil if you like.
- Flip over again and spread ghee on other side again.
- Roast from both sides really good.
- Puran poli is already. Serve with lots of ghee.