Puran Poli Recipe,maharashtrian Puran Podi , Gujarati Vedmi recipe at home

Priya Joshi | Jul 28, 2016 | 8 Comments so far

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You must be aware with puran podi recipe.Puran poli is a sweet flat bread recipe made during festive season.Puran poli is maharashtrian recipe.Puran means filling and Poli means outer roti. It is known as "Wedmee|Vedmi" in gujarati. holige, puranachi poli, god poli, Puran puri,pappu bhakshalu is the other alternative name of this recipe.
Puran poli recipe is made from jaggery OR sugar, Yellow gram(Chana dal) and wheat flour. I am sharing gujrati version here so i am using Toor Dal ( pigeon peas split).

I have learn puran poli recipe from my mom.Whenever we have any function OR any festival , Puran poli is always there in our thali.
Puran poli is stuffed bread with Sweet lentil filling.As i have told, Gujarati version have toor dal in filling and Maharashtrian version have Chana dal. Both cooking procedure is same .

Gujrati vedmi is serve with Gujarati Kadhi while maharashtrian poli is serve with Amti.
If you are planning to prepare maharastrian style poli, please soak Bengal gram for 1 hour atleast.

Making perfect puran poli is an art and takes practice as you need know the texture and hardness level of your dough.

Recipe Details for making Gujarati puran poli below:

  Recipe Puran podi-how to make Puran poli

Prep Time :20 min
Cook Time :20 min
Total Time : 40 min
Serves : 3 (6 puran poli)
Cuisine :Gujrati, maharashtra,indian

Ingredients For stuffing or puran:
  • 3/4 cup Toovar dal /pigeon peas split
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery or sugar
  • A pinch of Cardamom powder
  • Saffron - few strands [optional]
Ingredients for outer cover or poli:
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour/chapatti atta
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/3 cup Water Or as per need
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) - to drizzle on top after cooked
Method for Making puran:
  1. Wash the dal well under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak it into enough warm water for 20 minutes. If using chana dal then soak for 1 to 1.5 hours.
  2. Drain the soaking water and discard, add dal to pressure cooker with fresh 2 and 1/2 cups of water. Close the lid, put the weight on and turn the heat to medium. Cook the dal for 4 whistles or till dal is cooked but not mushy.
  3. Your Dal will be cooked perfectly.If you see any water content then Drain the dal water in separate bowl Otherwise directly mash the dal using masher.
  4. Take mashed dal with jaggery/Sugar in a pan.(I have used sugar here). Turn the heat on medium and start cooking.
  5. It will start to melt. Do not go away, stay there and keep stirring.
  6. When Sugar melts completely, it will be very thin consistency. Continue stirring and cooking.
  7. It will start to thicken up. Along with stirring, do scrap the pan from sides and bottom to prevent sticking.
  8. It thickens more and we are almost there.
  9. Add cardamom powder and saffron, mix.
  10. How to check puran is right consistency: take spatula or spoon, insert in the center vertically, if it stands like this then it is ready, turn off the stove. If spoon falls down then it needs to be cook more.
  11. Let the stuffing cool to touch, meanwhile make dough.
Method for dough:
  1. Add Atta in a bowl. Drizzle oil and rub into the flour using fingertips.
  2. Then start kneading dough by adding little water a time. Dough should be smooth and soft, just like paratha dough. Cover and let it rest for 15 minues.
Method for making puran poli:
  1. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and make smooth balls. Flatten it out between your palms.
  2. Roll the balls to a medium size chapati.
  3. Now puran is cool to touch and dough is rested. Divide the puran into 6 equal portions and smooth balls.Put the stuffing ball in the center and start gathering the edges, pinch in the center to seal.( you can directly put the stuffing using spoon Like i am doing here).
  4. Gently,cover stuffing using roti and make a 'potli'.
  5. Flatten it with help of your hand.
  6. Dust little into flour and roll gently into 5-6 inch diameter poli.
  7. Heat the tawa or skillet on medium heat. Once hot place one poli and let it cook on bottom side, you will see small bubbles on top.
  8. As you see bubbles, flip it.
  9. Flip and cook by pressing gently with spatula.
  10. Flip and cook by pressing again the other side.
  11. Once cooked from both sides, remove it to the plate, apply some more ghee on top and serve hot immediately.
    • I am using Clay pan here. You can use regular non stick pan as well.

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    1. puran poli is irresistibly delicious, one of my all time favorite

    2. puran poli is my all time fav.. super delicious:)

    3. Thank you friends....... Its my favorite tooo

    4. Amazing recipe with simple explanation… Thanks

    5. A memorable sweet treat. Mum made and I ate. One of my fav.

    6. Wow! This is one of my favorites. My mom used to make it often. Loved this gujarati version!

    7. A regular dish for most of the festivals, a delicious irresistible delicacy..


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