Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli is a very popular traditional Maharashtrian dish. It is basically a flatbread made of wheat flour stuffed with sweet lentils. In the Marathi language, 'Puran' means sweet stuffing, and 'poli' means bread. It is made of lentils and jaggery mixture cooked in ghee and filled between two thin sheets of dough then pan-fried in ghee. Puran Poli is generally made during auspicious festivals like Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, or to celebrate little achievements at home. It is also known by the names vedmi, bobbatlu, obbattu, holige, poli and is also popular in many other Indian states. Though it is considered a festive dish, it can be made and served as dessert with the main course as well. One can enjoy it even when it's not hotly served, which does not affect the taste of the dish at all. It's best eaten or served with a lot of ghee, but it also goes well with the pickle recipe. Also, it is a good snack option for people with a sweet tooth. 

15 Rating -
5hr total
4hr 30minsPrep
5hr total
4hr 30m.Prep
Puran Poli

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Ingredients for Puran Poli Recipe

  • 0.33 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 0.08 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 0.08 cup Jaggery
  • 0.17 cup Toor dal or chana dal
  • As required Saffron a few strands

Directions: Puran Poli Recipe

Preparation Directions

  • STEP 1.Make a firm smooth dough using 2 cups whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp ghee, and water as required. Keep it aside.

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Heat a heavy-bottomed pan and add 1 tbsp ghee. When it melts add ¾ cup jaggery. Stir and let the jaggery melt.
  • STEP 2.Once the jaggery is completely melted in the ghee add a few strands of saffron, add 1 cup cooked toor or chana dal. Mix together well. Use a potato masher to mash the lentils into the ghee mixture till smooth.
  • STEP 3.After10 minutes of stirring continuously, the ghee and jaggery mixture will thicken and come away from the sides of the pan. Add ½ tsp cardamom powder.
  • STEP 4.Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  • STEP 5.Portion the dough into balls. Dust a flat surface and roll out the dough into thin circles. Keep dusting the dough while rolling to avoid it sticking to the surface.
  • STEP 6.Place a spoon of the filling in the centre of one circle and spread it out to the sides evenly. Take a second rolled out circle of dough and place it over the filling. Pinch the edges to seal in the filling. Cut off the excess dough around the edges.
  • STEP 7.Place the filled poli on a preheated tawa and let it fry for a few seconds on one side. When brown spots appear, turn it over and let the other side fry for a few seconds. Then drizzle ghee on the poli and flip it over. Drizzle ghee on both sides.
  • STEP 8.Turn the heat to low till the poli is cooked and browned well on both sides.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat13 g Protein66 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp