Puran Poli Recipe | How To Make Puran Poli? Step By Step Guide
Puran Poli recipe is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe. Puran Poli recipe made during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Gudi Padwa, Dussehra, Makar Sankranti, Akashy Tritiya, Navaratri and other festivals or happy moments.
Puran Poli is a flatbread filled with cooked chana dal, jaggery, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, fennel seeds powder, and dry ginger powder sweet stuffing is called Puran the bread is called as Poli.
The Poli/the flatbread is also made from wheat flour and all-purpose flour (maida). For a yellow colour, you can also add turmeric powder in the dough.
Take wheat flour in a bowl a and salt, hot oil, turmeric powder mix well all, add water as needed and knead the dough well.
Add a little water and ghee and continue to knead the dough.
The Poli dough should be soft and smooth. Cover the dough and keep it aside for about 15-20 minutes.
In the pressure cooker, add four glasses of water and boil water for 10 minutes.
Once the water boils, add chana dal, turmeric powder, oil, add salt, cover the lid, and cook for 4-5 whistles.
Once the pressure cooker settles down on its own, drain all the water from chana dal. The dal has to be strained well.
Keep the stock aside. Can use this stock for making Katachi Amti.
Heat a kadhai and add cooked chana dal and jaggery mix well until the jaggery melts.
Sri continues and lets this cook Puran mixture on low heat until the mixture becomes dry.
Continue to mix by mashing the chana dal.
Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder, and nutmeg powder you can also add fennel seeds powder and mix well all.
Cook the mixture until it starts to hold the shape and keep stirring the Puran mixture at intervals.
Once the Puran stuffing becomes to hold the shape and dry or thick, switch off the flame.
Place a sieve in a big bowl and press and pass the prepared mixture into the sieve you can also use a potato masher, mixer or Puran Yantra very well.
Our Puran stuffing is ready. Keep aside.
MAKING PURAN POLI
Take a small or medium-sized ball from the dough and place the Puran stuffing in the dough’s center towards the center to join all the edges and bring the edges together pinch off the excess dough securing tight.
Dust the ball with wheat flour and make a small or medium circle(Poli) as depending upon the dough’s size.
While shaping Puran Poli sprinkle some wheat flour on Puran Poli.
Roll it carefully so that Puran won’t come out the Poli should be evenly rolled.
Heat a Tawa /pan, sprinkle oil or ghee over the pan and add the rolled Poli on the hot pan/ Tawa.
When the one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side until you see some brown spots.
Grease oil/ ghee over the Puran Poli from both sides.
The Puran Poli should be cooked well with brown spots and golden colour.
After Puran Poli is cooking well transfer the Poli to a plate.
Our Puran Poli is ready to serve. You can serve Puran Poli warm with milk, ghee or curd.
You can soak the chana dal for 1-2 hours and then drain the water.
If you soak the chana dal, time will reduce the cooking time.
While making for the first time, the Puran Poli may break then no issue, sprinkle some dry wheat flour or all-purpose flour (maida) to that part. Do not stop making Puran Poli. With practice, once gets better.
You can also make the dough with all-purpose flour or half of both the flours.
Puran Stuffing stays good for a week or more when refrigerated.
cook the mixture for a few more minutes.
Sprinkle a little bit of oil or ghee over the Pan.