Pooran Poli Recipe

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Pooran Poli
  • Chef: Mrs.Kandalkar
    BDD Chawls, Mumbai
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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.

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

  • To make the filling:
  • 1.Wash and pressure cook the dal in 1 1/2 cups of water. Drain excess water and keep aside.
  • 2.Heat the ghee in a pan, add the dal and sugar and cook till the mixture thickens and continue to stir.
  • 3.Dissolve the saffron in a little water. Add the cardamom and nutmeg powder, mace powder, saffron liquid and mix well.
  • 4.Cool and divide it into twelve equal portions and keep aside.
  • For the dough:
  • 1.Combine the flour and oil and knead into a soft dough using water. Divide into twelve equal portions and keep aside.
  • 2.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.
  • 3.Pinch the edges together to seal the filling in. Flatten the dough and roll again into a 4 inches diameter circle.
  • 4.Cook over a griddle over a medium flame till it turns a golden brown in color on both sides.