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Monday, January 20, 2014



Puran Poli - A traditional  and delicious sweet prepared during festive occasions.It is also known as  Bobbattu or Holige or Obbattu . Poli is nothing but  a sweetened flatbread . 

The main ingredient for this recipe is maida , chana dal and jaggery.  A sweet filling is prepared with chana dal and jaggery . Now this filling or puran is stuffed inside a maida based dough and flattened. The flattened bread is  placed  in a hot tawa smeared with oil or ghee and cooked until both sides turn golden brown.  Now let us start with the preparation.

Prep Time: 30 - 45  minutes
Cooking Time:  10 - 15  minutes
Yield: Makes around 10-12 polis

Ingredients for puran poli

For the Cover
  • 1 1/2 cups of  all purpose flour/Maida (sifted)
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of Ghee
  • Oil/ghee for cooking

For the Filling
  • 1 cup split chana dal | split Bengal gram 
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder


Wash the chana dal ,  pressure cook and drain all the excess water.

Meanwhile in a bowl, make a  dough with maida, turmeric powder, salt by adding water little by little.Add ghee and knead it well until soft. Cover with a damp cloth and  set aside for half an hour .

In a heavy bottomed plan,add the jaggery,cooked chana dal and grated coconut .Mix well and  cook on medium flame until the mixture dries or thickens.Finally tip in the cardamom powder. Stir it gently and  remove from heat.

Divide the dough and the stuffing to equal portions and roll into balls.

Take a ball and flatten it, place the stuffing in the middle, cover and seal the edges. Dust it with flour and roll it out into a flat bread . 

Heat a tawa and cook the poli until both sides turn light golden brown .

Delicious puran poli is ready to be served.

Drizzle with little ghee on top and serve it.


Vidya Chandrahas said...

Puran poli looks favourite.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Tempting puran poli, one of my fav dish.

Sathya Priya said...

they look so soft .this is in my to do list for very long time .very tempting ones

Suja Manoj said...

Looks absolutely delicious,yum my favorite

Dipti Joshi said...

yummy .. so flavorful...already drooling!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very delicious and perfectly made poli...Love that cute pink tag in the pic

Laxmi Priya said...

delicious.. perfectly done.. looks too good.. :)

Tinku Ji said...

Perfectly made

Asiya Omar said...

super tempting.

Hari Chandana said...

perfectly made poli.. looks great!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome and lovely looking polis.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Poli looks very perfect and delicious.

nandoos Kitchen said...

lovely, tempting puran polis.

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Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

poli looks so delicious.

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