Recipe of My Favourite Maharashtrian Dish - Puranpoli


As I am a preschool teacher and mother of a sweet little child, I know how much kids love Puran Poli. This one dish is very commonly made in most of our Maharashtrian festivals. I love to watch little Sanvi relish Puran Polis made by me. Here is a simple recipe for mouth-watering Puran Poli.


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Puran Poli | Image Resource :

Key Ingredients

  • Chana Dal- 3 Cups
  • Flour- 2 Cups
  • Ghee- 1 Cup
  • Sugar/ Jaggery- 3 Cups
  • Powdered Cardamoms- 4-5
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- as required

Nutmeg (grated) - ¼
Method of Preparation

  • First, you must mix the flour with water.
  • Make a stiff dough by kneading properly.
  • Cover the dough and keep aside. Let it stay for 2 hours
  • You must then pressure-cook the dal. Strain the excess water from the dal.
  • Cool the dal and add sugar with 1 tablespoon of ghee to this dal
  • You must then cook this mixture in a low flame until the mixture becomes sticky and soft.
  • You must knead the dough once again using salt, oil, and water until the dough becomes pliable.
  • Grind the mixture of dal and sugar so that it becomes consistent. You may use milk if the mixture is too dry.
  • You may now add nutmeg powder and cardamom powder.
  • You may now take a lemon-sized portion of the dough. Take a larger portion of the dal mixture.
  • On a board that is sprinkled with rice flour, take two round portions of dough. Roll out these portions into flat rounds of 7-inch diameter.
  • Cover one of these flat rounds with dal mixture leaving the outer 1 inch. Place the second flat round on top of this and roll again so that there is perfect sealing.
  • You may now roll this out like a thick chapati.
  • Heat oil on a hot griddle and place the Puran Poli on it.
  • Keep turning and pressing the puran poli so that it is cooked evenly.
  • Keep applying ghee as and when needed so that it is cooked properly.
  • Serve hot.


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Making Puran Poli | Image Resource :

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