Sunday, 30 March 2014

Puran Poli

Puran Poli


Puran Poli



Puran Poli is a traditional & popular Maharashtrian dish made on occasion of "Gudi Padwa" the beginning of the new year as per the Hindu calendar. This new year is celebrated by the names of Ugadi, Gudi Padva, Sukladi, Navreh, Chaitra Cheti Chand & Sajibu Cheiraoba in different parts of India.


Puran Poli



Puran Poli a classic Maharashtrian delicacy is a stuffed bread with sweet lentil filling. It has 2 parts: 1.puran-stuffing 2.poli-outer covering.The puran is made by boiling chickpea lentils & poli is made of wheat flour. It is served piping hot with a spoonful of ghee, aamras (ripe mango puree with sugar,milk) or shrikhand (a sweet made with hung curd or yogurt) or katachi amti (spicy & tangy dal water soup).



Puran Poli



So here is the recipe of this irresistibly delicious Maharashtrian festive sweet. It just melts in your mouth!

Ingredients:


Stuffing:

1 cup split chana dal (bengal gram)
1 cup jaggery (gur) grated or sugar
1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
1 tbsp ghee 

For dough:

2 cups flour
2 tbsp pure ghee
Pure ghee as required

Method:


1. Wash & boil chana dal. Drain & coarsely grind it.

2. In a pan add ghee, chana dal, jaggery & mix well.

3. Cook, keep stirring all time till dry. Add cardamom powder, mix well.

4. Remove, let it cool. Make 8-10 balls of the stuffing (puran)

5. Take flour in a bowl, add 2 tbsp of ghee, sufficient water to make a soft dough.
    Cover with a damp cloth & keep aside for one hour.

6. Divide dough into 8-10 balls. 

7. Flatten each ball in palm, stuff with one portion of puran (stuffing), cover & seal edges. 
    Dust it with flour & roll out into circle.

8. Cook on a tawa (griddle) over a medium flame till it turns golden brown in color on
    both sides. Repeat same with remaining dough & puran.

9. Smear a spoon full of ghee on each puran poli, serve piping hot with shrikhand.


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