>> Thursday, June 4, 2009
Puran poli is most popular Maharastian dish, prepared especially during Holi time. I normally prepare two versions - with dal as stuffing and coconut as another.
Both the version taste great. I like to serve the puran poli with warm milk. During the weekends, I make this for the breakfast & occasionally during the festival season. Puran poli is made by combining the flour & rava and stuffing the dal with jaggery mixture & finally cooking them with ghee.
Flavour of ghee will makes this taste awesome. We just loved it :)
- All purpose flour (Maida) - 3/4 cup
- Rava - 1 tbsp (soaked in the water for 1 hr)
- Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Jaggery - 1/2 cup
- Cardomom powder - 1/4 tsp
- Channa dal - 1/2 cup
- Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
- Ghee for frying
Directions to cook :
For the dough :
# Combine the flour, soaked rava & salt. Make the dough using water which resembles like the chapathi dough.
For the stuffing :
# Cook the dal, till soft. Drain the water & allow it to cool for few min. Smash them coarsely.
# Meanwhile, melt the jaggery in the kadai & filter it to remove the sand if any.
# In the kadai, combine the dal, jaggery, cardomom powder & nutmeg powder & cook them on the medium flame. Keep stiring frequently to avoid sticking in the bottom of the vessel.
# When the dal thickens, switch off the flame.
# Make a small balls of puran & dough seperately.
# Now, stuff the puran into the ball shaped dough.
# Roll the stuffed dough to a desired shape preferably round circle. ( I usually apply oil in my hands & spread the dough using my palm to a circle over the baking paper or banana leaf)
# Heat the pan & cook the poli on either side till golden brown in color. Pour ghee arround the edges while cooking.
Hot & tasty puran poli is ready to serve with warm milk.