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Puran Poli

Ashvini's picture
This is the speciality of Maharashtrian food. A motherinlaw in her first interview with the would be daughterinlaw asks her if she can make this dish. If yes then she is considered to be skilled in cooking.
  Chana dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Clarified butter 4 Tablespoon

Pick and clean chana dal. Wash with cold water. Pressure cook for 30 minutes. Make a paste in a blender. Add sugar and heat for some time. When it becomes of workable consistency remove from heat. Mix the cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.This is called puran.
Mix the all purpose flour with pinch of salt and water. Make a soft dough. Make it into rounds. Flatten it and fill it with puran. After you have filled puran in the dough ball flatten it slowly by pressing it with your hands. Apply some dry flour on both sides of flattened dough ball. Now flatten it with a rolling pin. This takes some practice. It is my personal experience that the puran does not come out of the roti while rolling if the consistency of the dough is same as puran.
Once the puran poli is flattened then put it on hot tawa. Turn the side after 1 minute. Roast it well till light brown spots appear on both the sides. Apply clarified butter on both sides while roasting.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Pan Roasting
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 194 Calories from Fat 56

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.8%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.1 mg5.4%

Sodium 28.4 mg1.2%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.6%

Sugars 11.4 g

Protein 5 g10.7%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 0.59%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 7.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


vikash.kumar1's picture
Perhaps this is similar to Dalhi Puri of Bihar but they don’t mix sugar  to Chana dal. They celebrate 'Adra' in rainy season and Keheer and Dalhi puri (Paratha stuffed with chana dal) is the main cuisine.  Vikash 
Rajeev.Sharma's picture
i think its yellowise
Rajeev.Sharma's picture
in colour. plz do reply.
Nisha's picture
Its called holige in south India(Karanataka) Its prepared in 2 variations one with coconut n sugar mixture & the other with channadal n jaggery..
Anonymous's picture
My mom is best in making Puran Poli and i have got the same skill from her. Also to get the best colour i have got a secret from my mom. We make Puran Poli(covering) out of Maida and not wheat flour. It is best recommended to add a pinch of Haldi (Turmeric) to it while the flour is about to process, Dont add too much. when we need it you may feel its very light but once you finish keading it soft the colour just comes up bright and your Poli look great. Thanks for that Mum.
Puran Poli Recipe