Paruppu Purana Poli is a traditional sweet dish prepared during festivals like Bogi and Avani Avittam. Apart from festivals, I used to make this yummy sweet dish often because my first Grand daughter likes it so much. It is always a pleasure to make for our kids especially when they like it so much. Many of us think doing Poli is a very tough task, but believe me if we enjoy and do it, then I bet, it is very simple and very scrumptious too. A very soft and delicious sweet dish. In my mom-in-law's native, for events like marriages tey serve the purana poli and add generous amount of ghee as topping and also serve payasam on top of it.
Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time30 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Yield12
Recipe CategorySweet Varieties
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Purana Poli
Purna Poli

Ingredients for OuterCover:
Maida / All purpose flour1 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Gingelly Oil2 tablespoon
Salta Pinch


Ingredients for Puranam:
Channa Dal1/2 Cup
Grated Jaggery1/2 Cup
Grated Coconut2 tablespoon
Cardamom4


Paruppu Purana Poli
Paruppu Purana Poli

Method:
  1. Cook the channa dhal in pressure cooker till it is soft.
  2. Grind the channa dhal along with grated cocunut and cardamon without adding water to fine paste
  3. Then add the jaggery to the mixer and give a pulse and mix it with the ground dal paste. Puranam is ready now.

  4. Mix the maida with oil and turmeric and add little water. The dough should be like chapati dough. Keep it aside for atleast 30 mins.
  5. Make small balls from the dough. 

  6. Spread each ball like Poori using hand. Or you can also place the ball of dough in a plastic sheet greased with oil
  7. Cover the ball of dough with another cover greased with oil. 

  8. Place a flat plate on top of the ball of dough and press it nicely to get a thin poori

  9. Now, keep the purnam in the middle of the rolled puri

  10. Close the puri with stuffed puranam and remove the excess dough

  11. Again using a plate or using hand spread the stuffed poli dough in such a way that the puranam is spread evenly

  12. Then heat a pan and add the rolled poli in the pan and add little ghee and cook one side. 

  13. Turn other side and add some ghee and cook it. Remove the cooked poli from pan. Repeat the same for the remaining poli dough
  14. The delicious Purana Poli is ready to serve hot.
Purna Poli



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  1. By adding turmeric powder won't it give a different taste\smell? Kesari powder would sound better.

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  2. instead of maida, can we use any other flour? ur suggestion pls.

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    1. Hello, you can use wheat flour instead of maida. But traditional preparation involves maida only but nowadays health concious people replace maida with wheat flour

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    2. As per traditional Maharashtrian, you can use wheat flour but there is chance that it can get tear apart while rolling or roasting. So have to be bit careful.

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  3. Hi Mami. I roll my poli using rolling pin and would come out very thin

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  4. Oh Mami. It looks so delicious. I thought you would have a selling point or portal for this.

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  5. Hi Mami, It came very delicious - One thing I faced is, once I added jaggery to the mixer, the whole chana dhal/coconut mix became very liquid - so, I actually did the mixing manually - Is there something that must take care while doing this in the mixie. Anyhow, the poli came out too good. Thanks.

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    1. I did not have that problem. The whole mixture just became firm after grinding with jaggery. I think the water content in the cooked chana dal is something to check. The chana dal should be cooked but not mushy and watery.

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    2. Thanks for all your recipes..You can add the mixture with few drops of ghee in the pan and cook it for few minutes and it will dry up all the liquid and it will give nice taste to the poli and it won't spoil too since you are cooking the pooranam..

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  6. Mami will try for avani avittam

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