Puran Poli Recipe: How to Make Puran Poli for Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

Ananya Shroff
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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.


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  • 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
  • Water

Instructions: for making puran poli

To Prepare the Lentil Mixture:

  1. Wash the gram dal and place it in a pressure cooker. Add water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Take flour in a bowl. Add salt and ghee, and mix.
  2. Knead the dough by adding water as required.
  3. Cover the bowl with a plastic sheet or a wet cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.

To Make Puran Poli:

  1. Take a portion of the dough and roll it into a roti shape.
  2. Sprinkle some dry flour and roll it into a round shape.
  3. Fill the Puran with the prepared lentil mixture and roll it again into a round shape.
  4. Heat a pan, place the Puran Poli on it, apply ghee on both sides, and cook it thoroughly.
  5. 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!

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