Puran Ki Poli

Recipe by priti vishraam gaidhani of mumbai, IN

Perfect dish to enjoy at the time of holi.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

  • 1 cup Bengal Gram (split)
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 2 tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tsp Cardamom, powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil chana dal till soft. Drain off water and grind to a fine paste.
  2. Add jaggery, salt, cardamom powder. Cook the paste till thick. Keep aside.
  3. Mix flour with water, salt and a little oil and make a smooth dough. Keep aside for 2 hours.
  4. Make small balls of the dough. Roll out into a 4cms discs.
  5. Put a small ball of the dal mixture in the centre. Form into a ball. Roll out into a 10 cms disc and cook on a griddle on a slow fire till slightly browned on both sides.
  6. Serve hot with ghee.



This is a traditional dish made by maharashtrian during holi and many auspicious occasion. Good to see that a non maharashtrian has given this receipe. But i would like to give one tip to make this delicious dish more yummy. First, cook the dal and jaggery together and then make its paste. By doing so jaggery get mixed very well and the rotis will come out well and one more tip is if u make a dough using milk instead of water the puran poli will be more tasty. thanx and sorry if i have hurt u.


whta does all purpose flour means


the roti broke while i was kneading.. same thing happened when i tried with firmer atta?