Puran Poli | Dal Stuffed Sweet Paratha

Puran Poli is a classical Marathi dish, served during auspicious occasions and festivals such as Holi, Padwa in Maharashtra. The stuffing is known as Puran and the outer cover is known as Poli. Saffron, cardamom, and nutmeg are added for additional flavor. 




INGREDIENTS: for 10 Polis

FOR Puran:

Chana dal ....................... 1 Cup
Water .............................. 2 Cup
Jaggery ........................... 1 Cup
Ghee melted ................. 2 Tbsp.
Cardamom powder ........ ½ Tsp.

Nutmeg powder ............. ¼ Tsp.
Ghee ...................... As needed

FOR dough:

Wheat flour coarse ........ 1 Cup
Ghee melted ................ 1 Tbsp.
Water ..................... As needed


DIRECTIONS:
  1. Wash and cook chana dal in the pressure cooker adding 2 cups of water for 2 whistles.
  2. Take it out from heat and let it cool before opening pressure cooker.  Drain water and keep it aside.
  3. Take wheat flour in a bowl add 1 tbsp ghee and knead into a soft dough, using enough water. Cover dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan.  Add boiled chana dal and stir the mixture continuously on a low flame for a couple of minutes. Then add crushed jaggery and mix well.
  5. After adding jaggery stir mixture continuously on low-medium heat till all the moisture has been absorbed.
  6. Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes more on low flame then remove from the heat and keep it aside for cool down.
  7. Divide the Puran and dough both into 10 equal parts.  
  8. Take one part of the dough and make a small chapati and stuff the one part of Puran into it and close it properly from all side.  Now roll out Poli into a circle of 5" diameter, using a little flour for rolling.
  9. Now heat tawa and cook poli till it turns golden brown in color from both sides. Spread ghee on top as needed. Repeat the same process for rest.
  10. Puran Poli is ready for serve.

Note: For Gujarati version of Puran Poli use Toordal instead of chanadal.


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