Puran poli is a dessert which is specially made during festival of colors called Holi in India. It is actually one of my all time favorite comfort food. It tastes wonderful!! The word Puranpoli consists of actually two words Puran is the sweet filing we insert in the dough to make poli (roti) which means the Indian bread in Marathi language.
It is usually made by the mothers of any household, as it is complicated and gets perfect only after years of practicing making it. I tried it for the first time this year.
250gm Bengal gram (Chana dal) soaked in water and cooked in pressure cooker
250gm jaggery crushed in to small pieces
Cardamom powder 2tbsp
Nutmeg powder 1tbsp
Powdered sugar (optional)
For poli (roti/bread)
Wheat flour 3cups
All purpose fine flour 1cup
For making the puranpoli or this sweet roti, We have to start with the stuffing. First, we cook Chana daal in pressure cooker till it is sufficiently soft. Transfer it to glass bowl and add jaggery. Keep the oven at maximum power (that is how my microwave works: different percentage of power). Do not Cook the chana dal above 15-20 minutes. Remove the glass bowl and mix the contents at regular intervals. T he jaggery should melt in the cooked dal. In the last few minutes of cooking add cardamom and nutmeg powder. It should look like the picture below. I have adjusted sweetness content with powdered sugar (2tbsp) and saffron syrup (1tbsp)
Now make a dough of the flour mixture, salt and water. It should be extra soft, use oil drops of necessary to make it soft.
Now take a small ball of dough and roll it in small circle. Fill the circle with Puran/ stuffing ball and close it. Now slowly roll it into a roti or paratha manner. Dust it with rice flour while rolling, so that it doesn’t stick. Now cook the roti on dry heat in a pan.
Puran poli can be served to eat hot with ghee or milk.
Satisfactory. It should have these brown spots and yellowish color.
It was soft as required. They harden if stored in fridge.
Awesome!! Everyone loved it 🙂 My experiment was successful
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