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puran poli recipe
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Puran poli recipe with step wise photos. Traditional puran poli recipe with whole wheat flour, channa dal, coconut.
Prep Time6 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Harini


  • For outer dough:
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water
  • For puran /pooranam /stuffing:
  • 1/4 cup channa dal
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2-3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A piece of banana leaf to make polis
  • Ghee for smearing


  • To make outer cover-poli
  • Take all the ingredients except oil and water in a mixing bowl. Mix well, add water gradually and make a soft slightly loose dough. The dough should be really soft and non sticky. Knead for at least 15 minutes. Now add oil and knead for 5 minutes. Set aside for 5-6 hours.
  • To make pooranam or puran for poli
  • Dry roast channa dal unti fragrant.
  • Soak in plenty of water for 45 minutes
  • Drain and take the channa dal in a mixer jar. Add grated coconut, grated jaggery, cardamom powder and make a smooth paste. Set aside
  • To make puran poli
  • Divide the dough and stuffing into 9-10 equal portions.
  • Grease a banana leaf with ghee. Wet your hand well with water.
  • Take a dough ball and pat into a small circle
  • Place a portion of stuffing. Bring the edges together and seal.
  • Pat and make a really thin roti. If it is difficult to pat wet your palm again.
  • Invert the banana leaf over a hot tava. Cook in medium flame for 10 seconds. Now you will be easily able to peel off the banana leaf.
  • Now cook the poli from both sides until golden. Smear some ghee and stack the polis. Serve puran poli hot or warm


1. Using banana leaf makes the job much easier. Also it gives nice aroma to the puran poli. You can even milk cover but it is not a safe option. You can even use parchment paper.
2. Increase or decrease jaggery as per taste


Calories: 178kcal