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Monday, February 20, 2012

Kadalai Paruppu Poli (Puran Poli)

Poli is a traditional type of sweet flatbread made with Kadalai Paruppu(Channa Dal) in India in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, TamilNadu and Goa. Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian Dessert, served during festive times like Holi,Diwali etc...The Channa Jaggery stuffing is known as Puran and the Roti covering it is known as poli. It is generally served with a cube of clarified butter on top and with milk sweetened or flavoured with almonds and pistachio. In some places its made soft and sometimes crunchy. Toor dal is used in its preparation in Gujarat and sometimes even moong dal or a mix of different lentils is used in the making process.

 In South India like Goa,Karnataka and Kerala, Punn-poli or Holgi, is generally served with coconut milk flavored with nutmeg and sweetened with jaggery and holige  is served with ghee and hot milk. Bele Obbattu is the crunchy poli that is prepared with jaggery and coconut and is served with Ghee. In TamilNadu,its a traditional as well as a well-known Streetfood Sweet.

Kadalai Paruppu Poli (Puran Poli)
1 cup Kadalai Paruppu (chana dal)- soaked in water for an hour
1 cup jaggery (adjust sweetness accordingly)
1 1/2 cups refined flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil mixed with 2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of nutmug powder
2-3 strands of saffron - soaked in 1 tsp water
Greased and dusted sheet of transparent plastic wraps
2 tbsp ghee
1.Pressure-Cook Kadalai Paruppu with 1 1/2 cup water for 10 - 12 mins till it turns soft.Drain out excess water and make it dry.
2.Add jaggery and then mash it finely into a thick paste.
3.Add cardamom powder,nutmeg powder and soaked saffron and mix well. Make 10 - 12 balls of equal size and keep it aside.
4.Mix refined flour,ghee mixed oil,needed water and turmeric powder.Knead into very soft n smooth dough using oil.Divide into 10 - 12 equal portions and shape them into balls.
5.Grease a sheet of transparent plastic wrap, take one shaped dough and flatten it or spread into a round shaped chapati of the size of the palm.Place a  jaggery stuffing ball in the centre and fold the chapati from all sides to cover the stuffing completely. Roll into round balls.
6.Spread another sheet of transparent plastic wrap-dusted with refined flour, gently spread each poli into a 6 inches sized round Chapati.
7.Heat a non-stick tawa and do roast each poli till done on both sides - without adding oil or ghee.Drizzle 1/2 tsp ghee on both sides when done.
8.Serve it warm with a cube of clarified butter and with milk sweetened or flavoured with almonds and pistachio or with Tea/Coffee.

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Julie said...

Very lovely presentation &I love this a lot!!Yummy yumm...

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Sangeetha M said...

perfect n delicious looking poli!
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Subhorup Dasgupta said...

Nice one, and as usual, perfectly timed, almost as if you read my mind.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

yummy poli and nice color too

Prabha Mani said...

Lovely color dear..just loving it :)

Sobha Shyam said...

i love puran poli, these look yummy, feel like having one now..

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Gayathri NG said...

Delicious n flavorful poli, looks nice...

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

On my husbands side they serve Puran poli as a dessert for weddings with rice kheer. :-) its so tasty...U have a gr8 job!

Faseela said...

yummy poli with lovely colour....yum

MĂ©lange said...

Poly looks perfect and so tempting dear.

simran said...

lovely puran poli!......looks absolutely delicious.:)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Yummy them

sheril benedict said...

I love Boli !! Its yummy !!

Kajal said...

Looks yummy! I am so missing pune/mumbai now..

Suja Manoj said...

Soft and delicious..perfectly made.

Teena said...

Perfectly made! I loved the bright colour too. Christy, i got your mail with the recipes for my contest. Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful recipes!

Shylaja said...

Delicious Poli

StyleDestino said...

Puran poli is my absolute favourite. and it is very common in MP as well ..
gr8 post.

Unknown said...

Delicious puran poli..

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ra said...

hey i love puran poli .. my sis-in-law makes wonderful polis'...

preeti garg said...

Awesome ... authentic recipe......look so tempting
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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I've heard that it's not easy to make Puran Poli and if you can make it, you surely are very good at cooking. :)
Thanks for sharing this pleasurable delight and linking it.
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