Puran Poli ( stuffed sweet paratha )


Puran Poli is a Traditional Maharashtrian sweet. Any festival cannot be started or ended by Puran Poli. My mom is a super expert in making poli's and i still remember my childhood days, she and my grand mother used to make puran polis in bulk and they happily share with our neighbours too. Me and my friends used to sit outside the kitchen with plates in hand and hot poli's smeared with ghee are served on our plates. A scrumptious, mouth-watering and delicious. It just melts in your mouth :)

Things you need:------------------------------

  • Channa Dal (Bengal gram):----- 2cup.
  • Jaggery:---------------------------- 1cup.
  • Sugar:------------------------------ 1/2 cup.
  • All purpose flour(maida):-------- 1 1/2 cup.
  • Wheat flour:----------------------- 1/2 cup.
  • Cardamom:------------------------ 1tbsp (powder)
  • Jaifal (nutmeg):------------------- 1/2 tsp( powder)
  • Oil:--------------------------------- 2 tbsp.
  • Ghee to apply.
  • Salt to taste, water.


  • In a big Vessel boil 6 cup water, then add washed channa dal.
  • Make the flame medium and let it cook.
  • Meanwhile in a big bowl add flour's (maida and wheat flour), add salt mix nicely.
  • Knead it by adding water and oil ( dont make a hard dough ) cover it with wet cloth and keep aside.
  • The dal will take  minium 30 mins to cook, to see if it is cook (take one dal and press in between two fingers as it press nicely your dal is done).
  • Cool the dal slightly and strain the dal using the strainer.
  • In a Thick bottom kadai add the dal and sugar and chopped jaggery and low the flame.
  • Stir continuously, first it will become slightly liquidy then slowly the mixture will get thicker in texture.
  • As your spoon stand in between the mixture ( it should dry up completely ) your Puran is ready. Then add cardamom and nutmeg powder.
  • When the puran mixture is hot/warm add the puran in Puran yantra, you will get very very soft puran, cover it when its done.
  • Then take your dough blend it in a blender for few seconds.
  • You will get a nice smooth dough knead it again with oil.
  • Make a small balls, then roll out the balls to make a small pooris.
  • Stuff those pooris with puran balls, roll them again into a ball (be sure you cover the puran)
  • Roll out it nicely and slowly to make a chapatis (poli's)
  • Heat a griddle and roast each poli with ghee. ( a pan with a flat base may also be used in place of griddle)
  • Serve hot by applying ghee on both the sides of PURAN POLI.


  • If you don't want jaggery you can take 2 cup sugar.
  • You can make the puran and keep in the freeze, it will remain for 6-7 days in air tight container.
  • The dough should be very soft, otherwise your puran poli will not be soft.
  • Knead the dough and keep it for 4-5 hrs, it will also give you a nice soft polis.
  • Without puran just make a chapatis of this dough they also taste very yummy.