Pooran Poli is an Indian recipe mostly popular in Maharashtra. It is a flatbread stuffed with delicious sweet filling made from Bengal gram and jaggery. In Marathi language, the sweet filling is called Pooran and the outer covering is called poli.
Ingredients of Pooran Poli Stuffing
1 1/4 cups split Bengal gram
1 1/2 cups Jaggery grated
A pinch saffron
1/4 teaspoon green cardamom powder
A pinch Nutmeg powder
For the Dough
1 1/2 cups refined flour
Salt a pinch
1/2 cup pure ghee
Method of Preparing Pooran Poli
Wash and boil Bengal gram. Drain and coarsely grind it.
In a pan add the gram, grated jaggery, saffron, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix well. Cook, stirring all the time till dry. It should resemble a soft ball. Remove and cool.
Divide the stuffing into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls. Mix refined flour and salt.
Add three tablespoons of ghee and sufficient water to make soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for one hour.
Divide dough into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls.
Flatten each ball in the palm, stuff with one portion of Pooran, cover and seal the edges.
Dust it with flour and roll out into four to five inches diameter disk of medium thickness.
Heat a tawa and cook Pooran Poli until done on both sides. Remove.
Another method of preparing Pooran Poli:
Ingredients of Pooran Poli
250gms Bengal Gram
5-6 powdered cardamoms
1/2 cup clarified butter
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste
1/2 cup water
Method of Preparing Pooran Poli
Soak the grams at night. Wash them well the next day and boil.
Drain all water and mix jaggery. Keep on slow fire for 5-6 minutes so that the water evaporates.
Mix cardamom powder to the dry mixture. Keep aside and cool. Once cooled, grind the mixture to a fine paste.
Drain all water and mix jaggery. Keep aside.
Prepare soft dough of maida, salt, water and oil.
Prepare a small roti with the dough.
Wrap the roti around a small ball of pooran.
Flatten with hands and using a rolling pin, shape into a regular round roti.
Put the roti on the pan and cook.
This mouth watering dish can be served with tea or bhaji. Pooran Poli is also made during various festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali.
(Last Updated on : 17-09-2014)
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