Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Puran Poli/Pooran Poli

Puran poli is a type of sweet flat bread which is made in the states of Maharashtra,Goa,Gujarat and Karnataka.This dessert is served during auspicious occasions like Holi or Gudi Padwa.The stuffing is known as puran and the outer cover is known as poli.So if you have never tried this one out then you are definitely missing on a very yummy Indian sweet :)

split bengal gram/chana dal-1cup
jaggery/gur grated-1cup
cardamom/elaichi powder
all purpose flour/maida-2cups
turmeric powder-a pinch
salt-a pinch
ghee for serving

Wash the chana dal and soak it overnight or for 7-8 hours in water.
Grind the dal and jaggery together to form a paste.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Add this mixture to the pan and keep on stirring till all the moisture evaporates.
Add elaichi powder to it and continue stirring.
The mixture should be dry and a little hard.This is called as puran.
To prepare the dough -
Add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder to the maida.
Add water and start kneading.
Use oil while kneading so that you get a soft dough.
Make small balls out of the dough.
Take one ball of dough and make a small roti with the help of a rolling pin.
Take a ball of puran and place it in the center of the roti.
Seal the edges and roll into a roti.
Heat a non-stick tawa.
Cook the roti on both sides.
Once done apply ghee on both sides and serve hot :-)

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