Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal
Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal is a traditional dish served during festivals. A gujarati speciality, where the roti is made with maida and whole wheat and it is stuffed with a sweetened dal filling. A must at all festive meals.
Puran Poli or Vedmi is a well-known sweet bread recipe from Gujarat and Maharashtra. Gujarati style puran poli is prepared using toor dal and Maharashtrian style puran poli is made using chana dal. In this Puran Poli recipe, we have used both the dals to make this yummy and mouth watering dish even more interesting.
Preparing puran for the puran polis is a very time consuming process, so, here is an easy recipe of preparing puran partly in microwave. It will give the same rich aroma and flavours of dals and spices as cooked on flame, but with less efforts and far lesser time.
Serve this amazing Puran Poli with a dollop of ghee at your next festive lunch.
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For The Dough:
- 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour , and little flour for rolling
- 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil , (adjust)
- Water , for kneading For The Filling:
- 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1.5 cups Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Ghee , more for cooking
- 8 Cashew nuts
- 8 Badam (Almond)
- 8 Pistachios
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
How to make Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal
To begin the preparation of Puran Poli, first prepare the dough. For the poli dough, in a wide bowl, combine whole wheat flour, maida and oil and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Dough should be soft and smooth, like roti dough and not sticky. Cover and keep aside for about 30 minutes.
Wash and soak both the dals for about 15-20 minutes.
In a mixer/grinder, combine almonds, cashews and pistachios and grind them to make fine powder.
Combine drained toor dal and chana dal along with a cup of water in a presser cooker, mix well and pressure cook on high flame till 1 whistle. Then reduce the flame and cook for about 10-15 mins.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Let the mixture cool for about 5-10 minutes. Add the dal mixture along with sugar in the grinder/mixer and make fine paste.
Transfer this mixture to a microwave safe bowl/container with a lid and add 1 tablespoon ghee to it. Mix well and microwave covered on high power for 10 minutes stirring once or twice in between.
After 10 minutes, add the prepared almonds, cashews and pistachio powder to the dal mixture. Mix well and again microwave the mixture and cook covered, on high power for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice in between. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Now, put a spoon in the middle of the bowl and if it stands without support, puran is ready. If not, then microwave for another 3-4 minutes.
Once puran is ready, add elaichi powder and a spoon of ghee to it and mix well.
Transfer it on a flat dish and let it cool down to room temperature.
Once it comes to room temperature, grease your hands with few drops of ghee and make equal sized balls from it.
Now, take a medium sized ball from the dough and roll out into a circle using maida for rolling.
Place puran in the center and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling.
Flatten the dough and roll again into a circle, using maida for rolling.
Place the puran poli on tawa/griddle and allow it to cook on one side.
Flip it over and allow it to cook on the other side.
Cook over a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
As soon as you remove it from tawa, apply ghee on puran poli. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make more puran polis.
Enjoy these yummy Puran Polis warm with ghee or khatta (raw mango chunda).
Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens