Puran Poli is flat bread or poli stuffed with a sweet chana daal or yellow lentils mixture called puran. It is a popular dish in the state of Maharashtra in India, and is especially prepared during the festival of Holi. It is traditionally prepared with jaggery or sugar but I prepared it using brown sugar.
This was the first time I actually tried my hand at preparing this delicious dish and I have simplified the process so that it is less time consuming with a lower caloric count, but still tastes delicious. It can be served with Rice Pudding (Kheer)
or on its own. -Mona
Serving Size: 2
Core Spices or flavorings-
1/4 tsp cardamon powder
2 tbs brown sugar
1/4 cup boiled and mashed chana daal (yellow lentils)
1 1/2 tbs oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tbs milk
a pinch of salt
Mix together the mashed lentils and sugar to form a smooth, thick paste. Refrigerate until use.
Combine the flour, salt, water and oil and knead into a smooth and firm dough.
Divide the dough into two euqal parts and form into balls and the flatten them between your palms.
Now divide the prepared lentil filling into two parts and place onto the center of the dough and fold the dough in to enclose the filling.
Roll out into round and flat pancakes very lightly so that the filling does not leak out.
Spray some oil on a frying pan or crepe pan and heat for a few minutes.
Shallow fry the prepared puran polis on medium heat until they are golden brown on both sides.
Cut into pieces and serve with tea