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September 22, 2011

Puran Poli

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Puran poli is a Maharashtrian delicacy- flat bread stuffed with Channa dal and jaggery.

It is prepared during festive occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali.

Ingredients :

   
Channa (yellowgram) Dal - 300 gm
Jaggery (molasses) - 300 gm
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Plain Flour - 150 gm
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Warm Water - to knead dough
Ghee - to serve
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Method :

Boil dal in plenty of water till soft but not broken. Drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes. Pass through an almond grater little by little till all dal is greated. Mash jaggery till lumps break. Mix well into dal. Put mixture in a heavy sauce pan and cook till a soft lump is formed. Take care to stir continuously, so as not to char. Keep aside. Mix ghee, flour, add enough water to make a soft pliable dough.

Take a morsel size ball of dough, roll into a 4 round. Place same sized ball of filling in centre, smear all round and seal. Reroll carefully to a 6 diameter round. Roast on warm griddle till golden brown. Repeat with the other side. Apply a tsp. of ghee all over the top of the serving plate. Shallow fry on griddle like a paratha for a better flavour.

 
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