Sweet delights and good food is what completes the festal spirit during any of the festivals. In Maharashtra, puran poli holds a special place in the heart of the people as it is made on almost all auspicious occasions. It is served on festivals such as Gudhi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janamashtami, Diwali, and many more. It is prepared with chana dal, sugar & cardamom, and flour. This delicacy has numerous variants and is made in diverse manners across different regions of the country. Also, puran poli is served as naivedya to the deity during the festivals.
The way puran poli is made by Gujaratis and Maharashtrians is almost the same just that the only variance is that the sweet dal is stuffed in a different way by the former. No doubt that kids, as well as adults, like it. So, it’s time that you try your hands on this simple Puran Poli recipe and enjoy its sweet flavors with your friends and family. Here, we will direct you for making 6 servings of puran poli. Let’s get started then.
Keep these things ready:
- 1 cup flour
- 3 powdered green cardamom
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoon milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 teaspoon rice flour
- 1/2 cup ghee
- 1 1/2 cup chana dal
- refined oil as required
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
And then go step by step:
For making this simple delicacy, take flour in a glass bowl and add water to it. Properly knead it to prepare stiff dough. Keep it aside for an hour and don’t forget to cover it. Take water and chana dal in a pressure cooker and let to cook. After you turn off the flame, remove the dal and drain the additional water out.
Allow the dal to cool down. Once cooled, place it in a pan and let it heat over medium flame. Put sugar together with half tbsp of ghee. Don’t forget to constantly stir the mixture. Let it cook on low blaze till the blend is sticky and soft. Turn off the blaze after it’s done and keep it aside.
Now take the dough and knead it once more, adding water, oil, & salt, till it turns out to be supple. Grind the sugar mixture and dal to a suave consistency. Add a bit of milk if it’s too desiccated. Later, put in nutmeg and cardamom powder.
You now need take a dough lump of a lime’s size and a little bigger dal mixture lump. Make 2 rounds of around 7 inch in diameter from this dough using a board peppered with rice flour.
Take the dal mixture and spread it onto the rolled dough, keeping half an inch at the boundaries, and then cover it with the other dough round. Again then roll over this to close them together, nipping the edges to close properly. Roll out like a dense chapati.
Place the griddle and let it warm a bit. Then place puran poli on it and press & turn till it cooks properly on both sides. Spread some ghee on it. Take care that it does not stick to the griddle. Now your puran poli is ready to be served.
So, do try this recipe and let us know what it turned out to be for you.