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 flatbread stuffed with sweet saffron,cardamom/nutmeg powder flavored  soft yellow gram .


  • 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 10-15minutes with 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.  


5 Comments Add yours

  1. My Favourite! Yummy

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love this one, but never knew it was this simple to make (at least you make it so simple). Thank you for this one! I will surely try it!


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

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much! Yes offcource

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