Chakkara Poli Recipe | Poli with dal and Sugar Filling
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Chakkara Poli | Cheeni Poli | Puran Poli with Chana Dal & Sugar

Traditionally paruppu poli is made with jaggery. But we can make it with Sugar too. Its a very soft and tasty poli usually served with generous amount of ghee also topped with Pal Payasam
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: Indian, Indian Recipes, South Indian, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam



For Filling

  • 1 Cup Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu) 1 cup - 250ml
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Powder

For Outer Cover

  • 2 Cups Maida
  • a Pinch Orange Food Color Optional. We can use turmeric instead
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil

Other Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Ghee For cooking Poli
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour For Dusting and rolling maida outer cover


Preparing Outer Cover Dough

  • Mix the kesar powder/turmeric powder in maida/All purpose flour and add water little by little and knead it well like a soft chapati dough.
  • To this add sesame oil and knead the dough and allow it to rest for atleast 1 hour

Preparing Filling

  • Wash and take chana dal in vessel. Add water just to soak dal. Pressure cook Channadal/Kadalai paruppu in a cooker and allow for 3 whistles.
  • Take the cooked channadal and strain any excess water and dry it in a towel
  • Grind the dried cooked channa Dal in a mixer to a fine powder
  • Add sugar to the ground powder
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan, and add the ground powder – sugar mix and one table spoon of ghee .
  • Mix the dal and sugar in ghee for 2 mins. To this add cardamom powder and stir it evenly and remove from flame. Now the Puranam is ready for makig Poli

Preparing Poli

  • Take small balls of kneaded dough, dust with rice flour and roll it to a small circle using a rolling pin.
  • Place a lemon size puran ball in the middle of the rolled poli. Gently bring all the sides together and seal the filling carefuly. Remove excess dough.
  • Once the filling is sealed, again dust with rice flour and roll into think poli
  • Repeat the same with rest of the dough and filling

Cooking Poli

  • Heat a tawa. Grease the tawa with ghee. Place one rolled poli in the tawa. Pour a teaspoon of ghee around the poli and cook it for about 30 seconds.
  • Then flip the poli and cook on the other side. Repeat the cooking process for the rest of the rolled poli

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Chakkara Poli | Cheeni Poli with generouse ghee and enjoy the wonderful sweet!



  1. Conventionally we use maida for the outer layer but if we need healthier version we can use wheat flour.


Serving: 1Poli | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g