Puran Poli

Mumbai based homemaker Archana Kulkarni Mairal, shares a traditional Maharashtraian recipe called Puran Poli. If you’ve always wanted to know how to make it, here’s how.


  • Chana Daal – ½ kg
  • Sugar – ½ kg
  • Rice – 1 small bowl
  • Water – 2 glass
  • Jaiphal – ½ no.
  • Elaichi – 7 – 8 nos.
  • Jaggery – 1 small bowl
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Refined white oil – 2 tbsp


  1. In a cooker, mix chana daal and rice in two glasses of water and boil for 5-6 whistles.
  2. Transfer in a kadai and mix with sugar and jaggery on medium flame. Keep mixing till water dries up and the mixture becomes thick. To check if it is done, dip a spoon in the mixture and it should not come out easily.
  3. Transfer in a ‘puran yantra’ – a machine especially for puran poli. Now add jaiphal and elaichi in it and mix well. This has to been done while the puran mixture is hot. Do not try this in a regular mixer grinder as the mixture will become like a thin paste and the puran will not come out fine.
  4. Now mix wheat flour, maida with 2 tbsp oil and water and knead the dough a little thinner than regular chapatti dough.
  5. Take some atta and make a round ball. Now make a little cave in the centre with your hands, add a small bowl of puran in the atta and close it. Roll it like a regular chapatti.
  6. Heat a tava and cook this puran poli with ghee and serve hot.

Recipe Courtesy: Archana Kulkarni Mairal

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