• Dessert
  • 6 Servings
  • 2Spicy
  • 1 Hrs, Cook Time
  • Cuisine : Maharashtrian
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Puran means sweet chana dal filling in a flat bread called poli in Marathi. It is popularly had during Ganesha Chaturthi and Diwali too.


Puran Ingredients

  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 3 cups water for pressure cooking the chana dal
  • 2 teaspoons of ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dry ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg powder

Poli ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee
  • water to knead the dough
  • oil or ghee for frying 


Pressure Cooker

Step By Step Method

  • Pressure cook the soaked chana dal( soaked for an hour) for 7 whistles. Drain out the water completely and use the lentil water in curries or in rotis. Keep the chana dal aside.


    Heat the ghee in a pan and saute the dry ginger powder, fennel powder, nutmeg powder and cardamom powder for a few seconds. Add in the jaggery and cooked chana dal and continue cooking till the mixture becomes thick, dry and well blended. Mash it up further with a potato masher for a uniform texture.

    The poli dough is made soft and smooth by combining the wheat flour, salt, ghee and water and kept aside for 20 minutes.


    Roll out a big sized ball of the dough to a medium sized puri.The stuffing is placed in the centre of the puri and the edges of the circumference are brought together and fused. Sprinkle some dry flour over the stuffed puri and on the rolling board and roll it out like a paratha. Place this on a hot girdle moistened with some ghee. Roast the poli by coating it generously with ghee on both the sides till golden brown. Your Puran Poli is ready. Use up the chana dal stuffing and make as many as you can. Serve them with milk or curds.

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