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Friday, 3 January 2014

Puran Poli : Maharastra Recipe

Happy New Year to all my reader friends.This year I have decided to post specialities of different states each month. So starting with a Sweet one Puran Poli one of the Maharastrian delicacies prepared mostly on festive occasions like Ganesh chaturthi or Diwali.

Puran Poli is aFlat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling prepared with Chana dal/Split bengal gram dal , jaggery and little cardamom powder. Puran meaning Stuffing and Poli meaning Cover in Marathi langauge in enjoyed in most of the households.




Ingredients:

For Stuffing/ Puran:

1 Cup Chana dal Soaked for 3-4 hours
3 Tbsp Powdered Jaggery
Pinch of Cardamom Powder
1/2 Tsp Dry Ginger Powder

For Poli:
It is the Same atta dough we use for our Chappattis or Rotis. I have added ajwain to the dough which is optional.

Wheat Flour
Salt
Water
1/4 tsp ajwain/carom seeds(optional)

Prepare the dough and keep aside.


Take the chana dal in a pressure cooker and cook till done.


Strain the chana dal and mash with a spoon or potato masher . Add jaggery , ginger powder and cardamom powder.


Cook the dal mixture in a pan so that all water evaporates.
Now let it cool.




Now divide the dough into equal parts and stuff the dal mixture into it.



Roll and cook both sides on a gridle. Apply butter or ghee to both sides.




Enjoy with spicy Pickle.



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