Puran Poli is a popular maharashtrian sweet flatbread recipe made with wheat flour and sweetened chana dal stuffing. it is generally made during special occasions or during festival time.

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients of Puran Poli

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • ¼ tsp  turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 tsp  oil
  • 1 cup jaggery 
  • ¼ tsp jaiphal powder 
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 cup wheat flour 
  • ½ cup maida
  • ¼ tsp  turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • water to knead
  • ¼ cup  wheat flour
  • oil / ghee for roasting

How to make Puran Poli

  • Rinse the chana dal first very well in water.
  • In a pressure cooker, cook the chana dal for 6 to 7 whistles.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the ground ginger powder, ground nutmeg powder, ground cardamom powder and ground fennel powder. Fry for a few seconds on a low heat.
  • Add the chana dal and jaggery. Stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  • Keep on stirring the puran mixture at intervals.
  • Once the puran stuffing become dry and thick, switch off the flame.
  • Let it cool and then mash the puran mixture with a potato masher.


  • Take whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt in a bowl mix well.
  • Add a little bit of water and ghee and mix. Begin to knead the dough.
  • The dough should be smooth and soft. Cover and keep aside the dough for 20 minutes.

Making Puran Poli

  • Take a medium ball from the dough. Roll it 2 to 3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board.
  • Place a portion of puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.
  • Bring the edges together towards the center.
  • Join all the edges and pinch them.
  • Sprinkle some flour and start rolling the dough.
  • Make a medium or large circle as depending upon the size of the dough and puran filling you took.
  • On a heated tawa spread some ghee. Place the rolled poli on the tawa.
  • When one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side till you see some brown spots.
  • Once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee.
  • Make all puran polis this way and stack them in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.


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