Indian Bread

Puran Poli

September 18, 2015 Motions and Emotions 11 Comments

This whole week I was tide up with lot of things.. Projects were coming back and forth and apart from that there are regular daily life commitments and the result is no blog post :(.

How was Ganesh Chaturthi (who celebrates it)? Though we do not celebrate but we visited mantaps in the evening and offer our prayers to Lord Ganesha. Ten years back people of West Bengal were not aware about Vinyaka Chaturthi, however now it is also celebrated in West Bengal. I came to know about Vinayaka Chaturthi during my hostel stay in Chennai and later massively celebrated when I was in Goa. Ganesh Chaturthi is grandly celebrated in Maharashtra and Goa.

While talking about Maharashtra I would like to tell about Puran Poli,one popular traditional dish of Maharashtra.  First time I tasted puran poli from one of my office colleague's lunch box. I simply loved it and tried searching in shops. One day in Panaji main market I found a shop where they used to sell fresh puran poli sealed and packed. After that, regularly I used to visit that shop just for puran poli. Recently, I prepared it in my kitchen and sharing the recipe here.

Puran Poli

Split Bengal gram / Chana dal - 1 1/4 cups
Jaggery (gur) - 1 cup, grated
Green cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon

For Dough

Refined flour (maida) - 1 1/2 cups
Salt a pinch
Pure ghee 1/2 cup


1. Wash and boil chana dal. After draining the water, grind the dal coarsely.
2. Heat a pan add the dal, grated jaggery and cardamom powder.
3. Stir well and cook until it becomes dry in nature. Allow it to cool.
4. For dough take maida, salt and pure ghee (2 to 3 tablespoon) and need a soft dough adding water. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and rest it for one hour. You can also replace all purpose flour with atta. 
5. Now make lemon size balls from the dough and stuff each dough with chana dal-jaggery mixture.
6. Dust with flour and roll each ball till 4 to five inches diameter disk of medium thickness. 
7. Heat a tawa and roast both the sides of puran poli. You can add ghee on both sides or serve hot with ghee.


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