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puran poli is a flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery. pooran poli is a popular maharashtrian flat bread and made during festivals. 

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puran poli recipe with step by step photos – puran poli is a popular maharashtrian recipe made during ganesh chaturthi or diwali or any other festive occasion. during ganesh chaturthi festival, ukadiche modak, puran poli and nariyal ladoo are usually prepared in maharashtra.

puran poli recipe

i usually follow my aunt’s recipe or this recipe. on this day, i made some sweets for lord ganesha and had a lot of things to do. so asked my maid to help me out with the preparations and cooking. since my maid is an expert in making puran poli, she gave me a lot of hints and tips.

every year during ganesh chaturthi, she makes puran poli from about a kg of wheat flour. she also makes 100 to 150 modaks. she gives both these sweets as naivedyam to lord ganesha’s pandal, so that they can distribute these sweets as prasad/prashad to the devotees.

when i heard this, i was stunned. its a lot of work to make these sweets and the quantities she makes is mind blowing. especially, after all the work she does in my home as well as in others’ homes. such is the faith which is needed in devotion.

puran poli is a flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery. in marathi language the sweet filling is called as puran and the bread is called as poli. you can also check this bobbatlu recipe which is similar and made in south india. the recipe also has video along with step by step pics.

this puran poli recipe is different as dry ginger powder is added to the filling. plus the poli is also made from whole wheat flour (atta) and all purpose flour (maida).

few more popular ganesha chaturthi sweets recipes are:

puran poli recipe, pooran poli recipe
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puran poli recipe

puran poli is a flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery. pooran poli is a popular maharashtrian flat bread and made during festivals. 
course side dish
cuisine maharashtrian
prep time 4 hours 30 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 5 hours
servings 6 large puran polis or 8 medium puran polis
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for puran mixture - sweet filling

  • 1 cup powdered jaggery (gur or gud)
  • 1 cup chana dal (skinned spilt bengal gram)
  • 3 cups water for pressure cooking the chana dal
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf)
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon saunth (dry ginger powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder) OR 4 to 5 green cardamoms crushed finely
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder)

for the poli - outer covering

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta) + ½ cup all purpose flour (maida) OR you can also use 2 cups whole wheat flour instead
  • 4 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • ½ teaspoon salt or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi (optional - to give a faint yellow color to the poli)
  • water as required to knead the dough
  • oil or ghee as required for frying the puran poli

how to make puran poli recipe

preparing the puran

  1. rinse the chana dal first very well in water. i didn't soaked the chana dal but you can also soak the chana dal for 30 minutes to one hour and then drain the water.
  2. in a pressure cooker, cook the chana dal for 6 to 7 whistles. if you soak the chana dal, the cooking time will be reduced. once the pressure settles down on its own, strain the cooked dal. the dal has to be strained well.
  3. keep the stock aside. this stock can be used for making katachi amti (thin tempered dal) or you can just add it to your veggie dishes or rotis.
  4. heat ghee in a pan and add the dry ginger powder, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and fennel powder. saute for a few seconds.
  5. add the chana dal and jaggery. stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  6. keep on stirring the puran mixture at intervals.
  7. once the puran stuffing become dry and thick, switch off the flame.
  8. let it cool and then mash the puran mixture with a potato masher. you can also use your mixer to mash the puran mixture very well. keep aside.

preparing the poli dough

  1. meanwhile take whole wheat flour/atta, all purpose flour/maida and salt in a bowl mix well.
  2. add a little bit of water and ghee and mix. begin to knead the dough adding water as required.
  3. the dough should be smooth and soft. cover and keep aside the dough for 15-20 minutes.

making puran poli

  1. take a medium or large size ball from the dough. roll it 2-3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board.
  2. place a portion of puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.
  3. bring the edges together towards the center. join all the edges and pinch them.
  4. sprinkle some flour and start rolling the dough.
  5. make a medium or large circle (poli) as depending upon the size of the dough and puran filling you took.
  6. on a heated tawa or griddle, spread some ghee. place the rolled poli/dough circle on the tawa.
  7. when one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side till you see some brown spots.
  8. once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee. if everything is done properly then puran poli will puff up. the poli should be cooked well with brown spots and golden.
  9. make all puran polis this way and stack them in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.
  10. you can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or yogurt/curd.

recipe notes

1. while rolling the poli, be careful... if it breaks a little, then no issues... just add some dry flour to that part...when making for the first time, the pooran poli may break... but that should not stop you from making puran polis... with practice one gets better.
2. instead of whole wheat flour, you can also make the dough with all purpose flour/maida or half-half of both the flours.

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how to make puran poli recipe

a: making the puran or sweet chana dal stuffing:

1: rinse the chana dal first very well in water. i didn’t soak the chana dal but you can soak the chana dal for 30 minutes to one hour and then drain the water.

chana dal for making puran poli recipe

2: in a pressure cooker, cook the chana dal for 5-6 whistles. the dal need not be cooked completely about 85 to 90% cooked is fine. once the pressure settles down on its own, strain the cooked dal. keep the dal in the strainer for some minutes so that all the stock is drained. the cooked lentils have to be drained very well. keep the stock aside. this stock can be used for making katachi amti (thin dal) or you can just add it to your veggie dishes or rotis.

cook chana dal for making puran poli recipe

3: heat ghee in a pan and add the dry ginger powder, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and fennel powder. saute for a few seconds.

preparing puran mixture for puran poli recipe

4. add the cooked chana dal and powdered or grated jaggery. stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry. keep on stirring at intervals.

preparing puran mixture

5. meanwhile take whole wheat flour (atta), all purpose flour (maida) and salt in a bowl mix well.

preparing dough to make puran poli recipe

6. add a little bit of water and ghee or oil and mix.

preparing dough to make puran poli recipe

7. begin to knead the dough, adding water as required. the dough should be smooth and soft. cover and keep aside the dough for 15-20 minutes.

preparing dough to make poli

8. the puran mixture has cooked now and the below pic shows the consistency which should be dry and thick. let this stuffing mixture cool.

puran mixture for puran poli recipe

9. now mash the puran mixture very well with a potato masher. you can also use a strainer to mash the puran mixture. there is an equipment called ‘puran yantra’ which is used in maharashtrian households to do this job, but i do not have this equipment.

puran mixture for puran poli recipe

making puran poli

10: take a medium or large size ball from the dough. roll it 2-3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board. place a portion of puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.

add puran mixture to poli

11. bring the edges together towards the center as shown in the below pic.

making puran poli recipe

12. join all the edges and pinch them as shown in the below pic.

making puran poli recipe

13. sprinkle some flour and start rolling the dough.

rolling poli - puran poli recipe

14. make a medium or large circle (poli) as depending upon the size of the dough and puran filling you took. the cover should be rolled a bit thin and not thick.

rolling poli - puran poli recipe

roasting puran poli on tawa

15. on a heated tawa or griddle, spread some ghee.

making puran poli recipe

16. place the rolled poli/dough circle on the tawa.

preparing puran poli recipe

17.  when one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side till you see some brown spots.

preparing puran poli recipe

18. once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee. if everything is done properly then puran poli will puff up. make all pooran polis this way and stack them in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.

puran poli recipe

19. you can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or yogurt/curd.

puran poli, puran poli recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Very nice and easy explanation. I follow ur recipes and I get very good results, my family loved and very happy whatever I made by following u. Thanku very much.

    • thank you suchitra. so nice to hear your comment. most welcome and happy cooking.

  2. Hi Mam I m big fan of your recipes and I tried almost all paneer recipes your step-by-step photos and information really helps me a lot. Keep posting new recipes..

    • thanks a lot. happy cooking.

  3. Can we take puran poli for long distance travel.i mean kneading flour in milk.will it stay soft for long time

  4. Hi Dassana
    Thanks for the recipe and the step by step pictures to guide along. I have a question for you. I am in Canada. I want to invite a big group of friends and make puran poli. I need to make a batch of 50 puran polis. So how much quantity of ingredients should I use? Also can I make the puranpolis one day before & keep them ready?

    • aisha, you can easily make puran polis a day in advance. this recipe gives about 6 large sized puran polis. so for 50 polis, you will need to increase the proportion by 9 times. in a recipe like puran poli, the ingredients can be easily reduced or increased. you can also check this video post which i have shared which shows the detailed process of making puran poli. turmeric powder can be skipped in this video recipe. link here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/puran-poli-recipe-bobbatlu-holige-recipe/

  5. Hi dassana,

    Tried making puran poli last night and came out so well. Thank you so much for your recipes. I am a big follower of your website. Love all the maharastrian dishes.
    Thank you once again 😊

    • Welcome Nisha. Nice to know that puran poli came out well. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Hi Dassana
    When I boiled the dal , it became mushy. Can you tell how to get desired doneness of dal?
    Moreover the puran poll was awesome. Made for breakfast. Perfect recipe with perfect illustrations.thanks a zillion. God bless u

    • thank you reetika for this feedback as well as your kind wishes. the cooking time of the dal depends on the quality of dal. so chana dal does take 4 to 6 whistles if not soaked before to get it almost cooked. so you can reduce the time when cooking next time. alternatively you can also cook in a pan as here then you can see when the dal is cooking and its easier to get the right doneness.

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