Puran Poli is a traditional Indian flatbread made during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi. It consists of a sweet lentil filling (puran) encased in a soft, thin wheat dough. The filling is flavored with cardamom and nutmeg, giving it a delightful taste. Puran Poli is often enjoyed with a generous drizzle of ghee and is a symbol of festive celebrations in many Indian households.
- 1 cup washed gram dal
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp sugar
- Cardamom powder
- Grated nutmeg
For the Dough:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp ghee
Instructions: for making puran poli
To Prepare the Lentil Mixture:
- Wash the gram dal and place it in a pressure cooker. Add water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
- Drain the water from the lentils and coarsely mash them. Transfer the dal back to the pressure cooker and add sugar. Mix well and cook on low flame.
- Add cardamom powder and grated nutmeg, and mix. Cook on low flame while stirring continuously until it dries completely. Let this mixture cool.
To Prepare the Dough:
- Take flour in a bowl. Add salt and ghee, and mix.
- Knead the dough by adding water as required.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic sheet or a wet cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.
To Make Puran Poli:
- Take a portion of the dough and roll it into a roti shape.
- Sprinkle some dry flour and roll it into a round shape.
- Fill the Puran with the prepared lentil mixture and roll it again into a round shape.
- Heat a pan, place the Puran Poli on it, apply ghee on both sides, and cook it thoroughly.
- Puran Poli is ready to eat. You can add more ghee on top before serving.
Enjoy your homemade Puran Poli as a delightful treat during Ganesh Chaturthi!