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Puran Poli

Snigdha's picture
  Jaggery 500 Gram (Gur/Whole Sugar/Panela - 17Ounce/ 1.1 Pound)
  Channa dal 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Both Jaggery & Channa Dal should be in equal quantities.)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (maida)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Make a dough of All Purpose Flour/ Maida with water & oil. The dough should be supple & the batter should not stick to your palms. Cover & keep aside for 1 hour.

Pressure Cook Channa Dal with water at least 3 inches above the level of Dal, until 4 whistles or till Dal is thoroughly cooked.

Mash jaggery or at least break it into smaller pieces. Grind jaggery & pressure cooked Dal together into a smooth paste.

Heat this mixture (jaggery & channa dal) in a deep vessel (Non-stick is preferable). Keep stirring this mixture on & off. You need to do this until the mixture thickens & the consistency is enough to be made into small balls. To make sure you have heated the mixture enough, try the spoon test. Try to place a steel spoon in the middle of the mixture, if it stands, you can remove mixture from stove, else keep stirring the mixture until it thickens further (takes approx 25 minutes).

Once done with the mixture, make small balls of the mixture(size of table tennis balls). Take small amount of all purpose flour dough & roll it into the shape of a small disc. Place this jaggery ball in its centre, cover it with the ends of the dough, remove excess dough if any & flatten this ball into the shape of a medium sized disc with the help of a rolling pin. (The procedure is same like that of any stuffed paratha). If you feel that the dough is sticking to the rolling pin, then sprinkle some more all-purpose flour/maida & continue rolling. Repeat procedure with remaining balls/mixture. The mixture should make approx 20 balls.

Once done with making the disc's, pan fry them using a little oil on both sides.

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Kids, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
This is a traditional Indian sweet dish prepared mostly during festivals like Dussehra & Diwali. Last week I & my friend, Aparna tried making some & they turned out great. I would call this a healthy sweet dish mainly because it is made of jaggery famously known as 'medicinal sugar'. Also Jaggery/Gur/Whole Sugar/Panela is rich in vitally important mineral salts, magnesium & iron. So..all sweet tooth's enjoy Puran Poli!!!
Jaggery/Panela stuffed in All-Purpose Flour Dough, flattened & Pan fried

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 521 Calories from Fat 123

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.7%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 49.6 mg2.1%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.5%

Sugars 49 g

Protein 11 g21.1%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 2.7%

Calcium 9.2% Iron 24.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
Sounds wonderful and yes healthy as it contains chnna dal! I have had this during Diwali! Yummy! I have never made them-now I can.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
delicious recipe......Puran poli in Marathi and Gujarati, Poli ( in Tamil), Holige in Kannada), known as Obbattu or Baksham in Telugu, is a traditional sweet prepared in Gujarat, Maharashtra & South India.
layaamar's picture
hey... I luv this receipe.. but this size of the tennis ball is too big may be golf ball u can say... thtz a joke.. gud dish for ppl who live aways from India....
Suanne's picture
Hey Snigdha, I made Puran Poli for the first time following your recipe, it came out very well.... It was YUM.... The spoon test mentioned in your recipe was very useful. Thank you for posting the recipe....
Snigdha's picture
Thank you for the feedback Suanne. Glad to know that the 'spoon test' method was useful!
Pranesh's picture
We are one of the leading manufacturers & seller of Traditional sweets & savouries in Tamil nadu. We have huge demand for puran poli but its very difficult for us to produce manually. Please let me know is there any machine to produce puran poli? I will look forward for your valuable reply as early as possible. Thaking you, B.Pranesh.
Snigdha's picture
Hello Pranesh. I am not aware of any machine that makes Puran Polis commercially. Good Luck.
Puran Poli Recipe, Jaggery/Panela Stuffed In All-Purpose Flour Dough, Flattened & Pan Fried