Puran Poli(Maharashtrian recipe)

Puran Poli is  popular  food in Maharashtra, India.It is usually prepared in auspicious occasion.Puran poli is made with  little salty wheat flour and sweet lentil and flavored with saffron,cardamom.


  • Chana dal(skinned split bengal gram)/yellow gram-1cup
  • Whole wheat flour- 2 cup
  • Salt –1 pinch
  • Sugar-2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
  • Saffron-some thread
  • Nutmeg powder-2 pinch
  • cooking oil/butter/Ghee-3 tbsp


Step 1 – Take  flour  in a bowl, add 1 tsp oil, salt and make soft,smooth dough with  water  (knead 10 minutes),cover it and keep aside for 20 minutes.

Step 2 –Rinse chana dal with water 2-3 times,soak it for 20 minutes.Take chana dal in pressure cooker add 1 cup water and  give 2-3 whistles,keep aside.

Step3-Heat nonstick pan add 1 tsp  ghee add dal with water,sugar mix well and cook 10-15minuteswith continuous stirring, till dal absorbed all water and   get soft  fudge consistency.Add cardamom powder,saffron,nutmeg powder, mix well. Keep aside cool it completely.

Step 4 – Take lemon size ball from dough and  flatten it by pressing  make like small bowl,  put 1 tbsp  mixture inside and close it proper and again make it into a ball .

Step 5 – Press the filled ball  gently in dry flour  ,using a rolling pin roll  it into 4 diameter circles like chapatis.

Step 6 –Heat nonstick pan ,place  chapatis  and cook2 -3 minutes both sides  ,apply little ghee all over puran poli and cook 1-2 more minutes serve hot.  


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Will definitely try it. Can I substitute jaggery for sugar?

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes offcource

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