Puran Poli {Sweet Lentil Stuffed Flatbreads}

Puran Poli {Sweet Lentil Stuffed Flatbreads}

Puran poli are soft and flaky flatbreads filled with a sweet lentil mixture and laced with a liberal dose of fragrant ghee. The filling is usually made with chana dal or split Bengal gram cooked with grated jaggery, a kind of unrefined cane sugar which has a deeper flavor than regular sugar. The dough is typically, but not necessarily, made with all-purpose flour. My go-to recipe for puran poli uses the quicker cooking mung dal or split green gram. I also use atta or fine-milled wholewheat flour to make the dough. But one thing I do not skimp on is the ghee. There is no such thing as too much ghee, right?!


For the puran filling,
Chana dal (spilt bengal gram) or moong dal (split green gram) – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Jaggery – 1 cup, grated
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch

For the flatbreads,
Atta (fine milled whole wheat flour) – 2 cups (or use part whole wheat and part all-purpose flours)
Salt – ½ tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp plus extra for cooking the puran poli
Water – 1 cup or as needed to make a smooth dough


Find detailed instructions in the link below.

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