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How to make Puran Poli : Indian Dessert recipe

Updated on January 13, 2010

Recipe for Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a popular sweet dish made from maida (all purpose flour), chana dal and jaggery flavored with cardamom powder and grated coconut. This popular Indian dessert is best to serve hot. If you want to invite friends over for some coffee or tea, it would be great to serve it with some delicious snacks or indian desserts. Knowledge of how to make Puran Poli and Puran Poli recipe will come in very handy during this situation.


Puran poli
Puran poli

Ingredients for puran Poli recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 cup chana dal, soaked in water for 2-3 hours
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 3 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Tawa for frying
  • water

How to make Puran Poli:

  •   Wash and cook the chana dal with water and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker till it turns soft. Drain the water. Grind it into a smooth paste.
  •  Add jaggery and 1 1/2 cups of water and cook to make a thick syrup.
  •  Now add cardamom powder, grinded chana dal, grated coconut and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. This is called puran. The chana dal filling should not be watery.
  •  Make small balls of the filling. Divide the dough into small balls of equal size.
  •  Combine all purpose flour, oil and water. Make a smooth dough. Knead well. Leave under the wet cloth for 4 hours. Divide the dough into small portions.
  •  Take one portion of the maida dough and roll it into a disc of the size of the palm. Now place the chana dal filling in the centre and cover and seal up the filling.
  •  Add little flour and roll out the dough into thick puris. It is called poli.
  •  Fry each puran poli on a hot tawa. Cook on both sides. Puran poli is ready to be served.
  •  Apply ghee on both sides when done.


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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      WOW!I love this!The picture looks delicious!Thanks for the recipe!:)