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Pooran Poli Recipe

Pooran Poli

Dough parcels stuffed with a spice and lentil mixture and cooked on a griddle. A typical street food from Mumbai. Commonly made during the festive season.

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Medium

Ingredients of Pooran Poli

  • 1 cup gram dal (chana dal)
  • 1 cup jaggery (you can use sugar also)
  • A few strands saffron
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of mace
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • For the dough:
  • 2 cups maida (you can use whole wheat flour also)
  • 2 Tbsp oil ghee for serving

How to Make Pooran Poli

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To make the filling:

Wash and pressure cook the dal in 1 1/2 cups of water. Drain excess water and keep aside.
Heat the ghee in a pan, add the dal and sugar and cook till the mixture thickens and continue to stir.
Dissolve the saffron in a little water. Add the cardamom and nutmeg powder, mace powder, saffron liquid and mix well.
Cool and divide it into twelve equal portions and keep aside.

For the dough:

Combine the flour and oil and knead into a soft dough using water. Divide into twelve equal portions and keep aside.
Roll out a portion of the dough into a circle. Place a portion of the filling mixture and fold the edges of the dough over the filling.
Pinch the edges together to seal the filling in. Flatten the dough and roll again into a 4 inches diameter circle.
Cook over a griddle over a medium flame till it turns a golden brown in color on both sides.
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