Puran Poli - Pooran Poli Recipe - Easy Poli Recipe

Puran Poli Recipe
Puran Poli is a traditional recipe made with maida and chana dal pooranam.I grew up seeing amma make this for me and have helped her many time. But never did I think I can also make it from the scratch one day but blogging for this space made all the impossible things possible :) The first thing that made me stay away from trying this was the rolling part. But now as I have tried my hands with many stuffed parathas this was at ease as I found rolling stuffing with maida was so much easy when compared to wheat flour.
Puran Poli Recipe

Pooran Poli / Puran Poli Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 40 mins | Makes : around 10 polis
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

For the Pooranam (Inner stuffing):

Chana dal - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1.5 tbsp

For Poornam Wrap:

Maida - 1.5 cups
Oil / Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - as required
Oil - as required for toasting


  1. First for making the outer wrap : Take maida in a bowl, add oil and salt, Mix well then add water little by little.
    How to make rajma masala - Step1
  2. Form a soft pilable dough just like chapathi dough. Allow it to rest for an hr . Meanwhile lets get on to make the pooranam(inner filling).
    How to make rajma masala - Step2
  3. For the inner pooranam : Dry roast channa dal till a nutty aroma comes, dont let it brown. Then soak it in water for atleast 1 hour.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  4. Then cook channa dal with water until soft but not mushy(It should still be in shape if you press it). Drain water from channa dal and keep aside.I was not confident in pressure cooking channa dal so cooked it in a open pan.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  5. Dry roast coconut till the moisture leaves. Grind channa dal with jaggery to a coarse mixture- Use the pulse option in ur mixie and press it on and off, dont make it a paste.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  6. Add roasted coconut,cardomom powder to the grinded channa dal jaggery mixture. Make small lemon sized balls and keep it ready. I made the filling little more keeping in mind to make my another favourite :) Wait and watch!!
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  7. Now pinch equal sized balls(slightly bigger than the channa dal balls) flatten it a bit. Then keep the puranam ball in the center.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  8. Seal it completely by pulling the sides to center just like how we make for stuffed parathas. Then flatten it slightly. Dust flour if needed.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  9. Roll it to a thick or thin poli. Heat tawa carefully place the poli on the tawa, drizzle oil and cook the poli ion both sides until brown spots appear. Serve hot with a tsp of butter
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
I like both the thin ones and the thick ones. I totally love the polis served in IRCTC during the day journeys and would wait for it :) This is called Holige or Obbattu in Kannada and is popular there.They are very soft when had hot / warm. Make sure you try them only when you have time in hand. As the rolling part needs patience and takes time to get perfect polis without the stuffing oozing out.
Puran Poli Recipe

My Notes:

Puran Poli Recipe

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