Friday 23 September 2016

Puran Poli/Paruppu Purana Poli

Poli is a very common traditional sweet prepared during special occasions and festivals. It is also a wonderful evening snack. Poli can be prepared with different stuffings like coconut filling but today I am sharing with you all  Purana poli. Purana poli is a poli prepared with dal and jaggery stuffing. Poli is known with different names in different states. It is known as bobbatlu in Telugu, obbattu holige in Kannada, Puran Poli in Marathi, and Boli in Tamil and Malayalam. Try out this tempting puran polis and post your comments here.

Here’s how to prepare Puran Poli with step by step photos…


All Purpose Flour/Maida
1 cup
Turmeric Powder
One big pinch
One pinch
As needed
3-4 tbsp
To cook the polis
For Puran/Stuffing

Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
½ Cup
Grated Jaggery
½ cup
Grated Coconut
2 tbsp
3 or 4 [powder]
 Makes: 12 polis


Preparing the outer cover for Poli

Take the maida/APF in a bowl, add required water, salt, turmeric powder and make a dough. Knead the dough really well, add 3-4 tbsp of oil to the dough and let it rest 3-4 hours. The dough should stay soaked in oil, only then the poli’s will be softer. Make sure it is soaked in oil for at least one hour.

Preparing the Puran/Stuffing

Wash and soak the kadalai paruppu/Channa dal for about 30 minutes.

Add about 2 cups of water and pressure cook the kadalai paruppu for about 4-5 whistles or until the dal is soft and mushy. Open the lid after the steam releases, mash the dal with potato masher and keep it aside.

Add ½ cup of water to jaggery and let it come to boil.

As soon as it starts to bubble add the mashed dal and mix really well or until well combined.

Now add the grated coconut, cardamom powder and mix thoroughly. Let it cook until all the water evaporates and turns to thick dough.

Now switch off the stove and let it cool.

Make make small lemon sized balls with the dal/puran mixture and keep it aside.

To Make the Poli’s

Divide the maid dough in to small balls. Take one small ball of the maida dough and keep on greased plaintain leaf or greased ziplock. I have greased wooden board to make the poli’s.

Spread it with your fingers into a small disc and place the poornam on it.

Close the edges. Grease your fingers with sesame oil and make polis as shown in the photos.

Heat a tawa/pan, slowly transfer the poli to the tawa and cook on low flame.

Add ghee to the polis, and cook the poli on both sides evenly and transfer it to a plate.
Similarly make polis with rest of the dough and puran.

Yes, delicious and tempting Puran Poli is ready to be enjoyed.

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You can prepare the puranam the previous day and keep it in the refrigerator. This will cut short the time to prepare the polis.

You can prepare the dough in the morning, let it rest at room temperature and prepare polis in the evening.

You can store the polis in airtight container for one whole day without getting spoilt.

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