Puran Poli

puran poli recipe


6 servings

Total time

5 hrs




Puran Poli is a sweet spice-filled husk fried Bengal gram (Chana dal) and a sweet lentil dal made with jaggery. Puran Poli sweet dish is a popular Maharashtrian dish made on Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, or any other festival. Modak, Puran Poli, and Narial Laddu are usually prepared in Maharashtra during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Those who are interested can check the Puran Poli recipe video. There is a Puran Poli dish with jaggery and a recipe with sugar.

Maharashtrian Puran Poli is very famous. It is the signature dish of Maharashtra. It may be one of my sattvic Maharashtrian thali recipes. Puran is the name of sweet protein stuffing, and poly means Indian plain bread in Marathi. People make this sweet lentil dal chutney using wheat flour with split gram mash. It is not tough to make this dish if you go through this recipe. Puran Poli dish is known to almost all Maharashtrians.

Cuisine and Course

Maharashtrian, Side Dish




  • 1 cup powdered jaggery

  • 1 cup chana dal (skinned split Bengal gram)

  • 3 cups water for pressure cooking the chana dal

  • Two teaspoons Ghee

  • One teaspoon fennel powder (ground fennel seeds)

  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon dry ginger powder (ground ginger)

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (ground cardamom) or 4 to 5 green cardamoms crushed finely

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder (ground nutmeg)

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour ½ cup all-purpose flour, or you can also use 2 cups whole wheat flour instead

  • Four tablespoon oil or ghee (clarified butter)

  • ½ teaspoon salt or as required

  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (optional – to give a faint yellow colour to the poli)

  • Water as needed to knead the dough

  • Oil or ghee as required for roasting the Puran poli

Puran Poli ingredients are very easy to access. Puran puri recipe is also very easy. Puran Poli recipe contains way more nutritional value than any other sweet you generally consume. It contains the goodness of lentils such as chana dal (Bengal gram), a good source of fibre and folate apart from Vitamins A, B, and D. 

Follow these steps to make Puran Poli:


  • Take a cooker and add 1 cup of chana dal to it. Then rinse it well.

  • Pour 2 ½ cups water and add half teaspoon ghee to it to prepare Puran Poli.
  • Pressure cook until soft for 5 to 6 whistles.
  • Take a large bowl and add 2 ½ cups of flour to make the dough.
  • Add a pinch of salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric.
  • Now add warm water and start kneading the dough.
  • Pour three tablespoons of oil and spend as much time as possible in dough kneading per the Puran Poli recipe to make it soft and pliable.
  • When the pressure releases naturally, open the lid and transfer this to a strainer.
  • Then cool it and add the dal to a blender jar to make a smooth paste of it. Next, put back the dal in the same pot and add the stock.
  • After adding jaggery to the pan, stir and cook on a medium flame to avoid splatters. Jaggery will melt, and the entire mixture turns gooey.
  • Just cook until the mixture turns slightly thick.
  • Add a tablespoon of ghee towards the sides and cook until the mixture begins to leave the pan.
  • Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Then mix it well.
  • Divide the dough and stuffing into 12 equal parts.
  • Take a dough ball and dip it into the flour. Then give it the proper shape of a cup or a puri.
  • Then place a ball of Puran in the centre and cover the outside.
  • Flatten this gently in between your palms.
  • Dust some flour on the rolling board and place it. Also, sprinkle some flour on it.
  • Gently roll it as big as you can.
  • Heat a griddle on a medium-high flame and transfer it to the hot griddle.
  • Drizzle some ghee on it.
  • Flip the other side and spread more ghee.


When it is raining, the craving to enjoy something fried is high. At this time, you can try the Puran recipe. Look at the easy Puran Poli recipe to understand the steps and instructions and make an awesome Puran Poli.