Puran Poli with step-by-step pictures and a detailed recipe. This Gujarati Puran Poli is a very easy Puran Poli Recipe that is mainly prepared using wheat flour, Toor Dal, and Sugar. This is further enhanced with mixed chopped dry fruits and delicately flavored with cardamom powder.
Today on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa, I am posting my 500th Blog Post. Moreover, this milestone post is special to me as I never thought I would be able to reach here. I am extremely grateful to you all for constantly being my pillar of strength and supporting me. Since my elder daughter’s board exams were in this month, I had taken a break from blogging and focusing on her. However, since their exams are now postponed to June, I am back with some amazing recipes for you all. After all good food is a good mood.
What is Puran Poli?
Puran Poli is an Indian Sweet flatbread that is mainly prepared during auspicious occasions like Gudi Padwa, Diwali, Navratri, etc. There are mainly 2 variants of Puran Poli, Gujarati Style and another is Maharashtrian version.
The main difference is the Dal and the sweetener that is used to prepare Puran Poli. For Gujarati Version we use Toor/ Toovar Dal and sugar while to make the Maharashtrian version, we use Chana Dal and Jaggery. In both the recipes, the dough is prepared using wheat flour and cardamom is added in the Puran that is a sweet dal mixture to elevate the flavors.
This pairs well with any sabzis and dals and can be served for lunch and dinner. Try this with Lauki Chana Dal, Vrat Ke Dahi Aloo, Vegetable Korma, and Aloo Paneer for a delicious meal. Kids also relish this recipe as it is sweet and very delicious.
Preparing Puran Poli is an art and it may take one or two attempts to get it right. There is no need to worry as I have the detailed steps in pictures that will guide you to prepare this.
Step-by-Step Recipe here:
- 2 cups Toor Dal
- 3/4 cup sugar
- a handful of mixed chopped nuts almonds, and pistachios
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 4 cups wheat flour
- Soak Toor dal for 10 minutes atleast.
- In the meantime, make the dough using wheat flour, ghee, and water.
- Make sure the dough isn’t too soft and keep it aside for at least an hour.
- Grind the cardamom to fine powder or use ready-made cardamom powder.
- Wash the toor dal and in a bowl add sufficient water (about twice as the dal) and cook in a pressure pan till 3-4 whistles.
- When the pressure pan cools down, remove the whistle and open the lid.
- Heat ghee in a pan and add boiled dal in it and let it cook for 10 minutes till the water content evaporates and the mixture looks dry.
- Now add the cardamom powder followed by sugar.
- Keep stirring it on low flame for another 5-8 minutes and watch constantly else it will get stick to the pan.
- The easy check is to place the spoon in the center and if it remains stable this means it is perfect in its consistency if it falls completely the water from the mixture needs to be evaporated.
- Keep the mixture open (preferably under the fan) to cool it down. Once cooled, make small round balls of this mixture and of the dough as well.
- Start making round chapatti and place the sweet mixture in the center and wrap it tightly and roll it around.
- Cook it evenly on both sides using a ladle. When ready serve it hot with ghee.
- Using ghee with Puran Poli makes it easy for digestion.
- If you are planning to make Puran Polis in advance and have time, soak Toovar Dal for 30 minutes for better results.
- While boiling dal add just enough water so that the dal doesn’t become mushy.
- Add sugar as per your taste, also taste the sweetness while preparing the Puran.
- Adding Saffron strands will give a nice flavor, however it is not compulsory.
- The consistency of the Puran is very important else the stuffing will come out while rolling
- Be careful while kneading the dough, it has to be not too hard nor too soft.
- Finally, cook Puran polis on medium to low flame for best results.
- For the best taste serve it with loads of ghee.