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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Puran Poli

Puran Poli /Puran Poli Recipe

puran poliPoli is a delicious dessert prepared during important festivals. I have simplified it as much as possible. It is not a time consuming process. It is very easy to prepare, just as we make parathas. Some prepare this on Bhogi ( the first day of Pongal- Pongal is a harvest festival event in Tamil Nadu)
We shall go to the recipe


Ingredients needed

All purpose flour/Maida -1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Bengal gram/channa dal -1/2 cup
Coconut (grated) 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Cardamom -2-3 powdered
Plantain leaf/plastic sheet

Method

Made a soft dough by mixing flour, turmeric powder and needed water. Add 2 tbsp oil, knead it and cover it. Keep it aside for 2-3 hours. Let it remain soaked in oil. (Pic 1)

For the stuffing

Pressure cook channa dal till soft. Drain excess water.

Filter jaggery (take 1/4 cup water, add jaggery to it, melt it and filter it to remove dust and impurities if any)

Now add the cooked channa dal, coconut, a tsp of ghee to the jaggery ( pic 2) and cook till it leaves the sides of the pan. ( pic 3)

Cool it and grind it to a smooth paste. Add cardamom powder. (pic 4)
Now your stuffing is ready.

Now both the dough and the stuffing is ready, we will start making poli.

Grease the plantain leaf with oil. Apply a little oil to your hands. Take a small ball of dough and flatten it with you hands to form a small circle.

Place a small ball of stuffing at the center and close it forming a small ball. (pic 5)

Now flatten this on a greased banana leaf/plastic sheet to form a small circle. (pic 6)

Now heat a tawa/griddle over medium flame. Grease the tawa with oil. Now invert the plantain leaf with the poli over the tawa. (pic 7)

Slowly remove the plantain leaf. (pic 8)

Now cook the poli both the sides applying ghee till golden brown. (pic 9) Now puran poli is ready to be served.

Note - for those who cannot get plantain leaf, poli can be rolled out just like roti using rice flour for dusting. In case, if you are using plastic sheet, then transfer the poli to your hands and then place it on the hot tawa.

Enjoy the Polis .

Meet you all again with an interesting post.
Padhu

48 comments:

  1. Nice step by step clicks.Poli looks Absolutely delicious

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  2. nice step by step recipe. looks wonderful!

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  3. I have never made this myself, but have eaten them in friends place this looks so so yumm. Love the step byt step pics too.

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  4. I always love to eat them, but never made them myself! Thanks to the step by step pics, this bhogi I can make them! :)

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  5. Hi. Nice step by step narration. We too make puran poli but in a different way, will surely post it some day.

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  6. Very nice tutorial. This looks very interesting to try.

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  7. Nice step by step pics. Love this sweet a lot. Looks perfect and delicious :)

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  8. I just love poli....but haven't tried at home....thanks for the step by step recipe...will try it now.

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  9. nice poli I love this poli tempting!!!! parcel please

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  10. You made it look a lot easier with the step by step and they look yummy!

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  11. wow..step by step instroctions make it so easy to fallow..delicious poli dear.

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  12. sounds great..This is new to me..Looks absolutely mouthwatering

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  13. Hey this puran poli recipe is just perfect...ur puran poli luks yummm...i like it very much...hot puran poli with ghee on top...wow

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  14. Very beautifully described step by step procedure. I loved the pics. Feel like grabbing one from the pic :):)

    Chitchat

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  15. You make this look so simple...lovely...

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  16. Puran Poli !!! wow !! hats off to you .. thanks for wonderful step by step snaps !

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  17. hi! nice array of beautiful explanatory pics!!.. will be very helpful!!... looks perfect!! :) I love Poli, I'll try this some time :)

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  18. Love these poli's...wish I could grab one from the screen

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  19. wow super. hai padhma please send parcel me.

    pls send 10 polies for me alone.

    haha haha thank you

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  20. nice presentation and yummy poli...tempting pics!

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  21. My fav poli, even my mom makes same way Padhu. We also use coconut stuffing, but i prefer Bengal gram stuffing. Nice step by step explanation dear!!!

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  22. wow!!Puran poli!!! such a wonderful festive food..and your explanation and pics r too gud!!

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  23. I love this..we also make this during festive seasons..:-)this looks perfect

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  24. I've never had this dish before - it looks delicious.

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  25. Nice the pictures are very helpful to understand the step by step processs

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  26. Never had poli.....looks intriguing!

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  27. Such beautiful work, who doesn't love this sweet? Delicious :)

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  28. We call this puran puri in gujarati, Its alovely recipe and very delicious.Your step by step pictures are very helpful.
    Happy Pongal.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog simplyfood ,hope to see you there again soon.:)

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  29. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Puran poli looks delicious. And great step by step pics.

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  30. This is one of my fav..u just brought back old memories,,my mom used to make it often..i have one waiting in my draft folder..
    this looks abslty yummy..Gr8 job padhu:)

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  31. My hub's all time fav food..Looks so nice and yummy dear.

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  32. Oh! That looks absolutely amazing! I love the step by step instruction, you make it easier to understand. You did such a great job on this post! Way to go, Padhu!

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  33. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Puran poli looks delicious and yummy.

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  34. Lovely poli with a step by step demo.You can visit my blog and give ur comments.

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  35. Thats a new method for me...I never knew the Banana leaf method...Puran poli is my Hubby's fav.

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  36. nice poli recipe..and also its always nice to see step by step pics..

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  37. Thanks looks yummy... love ur step by step pics...thanks for visiting my site...

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  38. Superb recipe and lovely clicks

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  39. wow, this looks so cool, WIll try it for sure.

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  40. Shall I save tis lik other sweets? Or Howlong can I keep this?

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  41. Hello
    Wat can i use instead of banana leaf?
    I'm in USA .. I dont find it here ..

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    1. You can use a zip lock bag. Grease a plastic sheet or zip lock bag with oil and flatten the poli with your hands. After flattening the poli, gently transfer it to your hand and then place it on the tawa.

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  42. Hi Padhu,
    I tried your poli recipe today, it was delicious but it was little hard. I dont know what mistake I made .., could you tell me and i will rectify it?

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    1. The dough should rest for a minimum of 3-4 hours. The more time it remains soaked in oil, the more softer the poli will be.

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