Apr 16, 2011

Puran Poli ( Sweet-chana dal paratha) & gravy

This Tamil New year , I made Puran Poli along with spicy gravy & rice ! Being a working day , didn't get much time to make Vada -Payasam .
As brought up in Maharashtra , I make puran poli  in wheat flour rather than in Maida. This is different than the traditional Obat made in south india.

Preparation time and Cooking time : approx 1 hr

Ingredients :

For Puran Poli: ( makes approx 6)

  • Chana dal - 1 cup
  • water - 200-300 ml for boiling dal 
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( for dal stuffing)
  • cardamom powder - 1/4 tspn ( for dal stuffing)
  • Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cup
  • Salt -1/2 tspn for dough
  • Oil - 1 tbspn for dough
  • Ghee for brushing the puran poli.

For Gravy:

  • Red Onion - 1 medium sized ( not very big)
  • Garlic clove - 1 
  • Grated dry coconut -1/4 cup
  • Dhaniya powder - 1 tspn
  • Chilli powder - 1 tspn
  • Salt - 1 tspn
  • Chole Masala - 1 tspn
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
  •  mustard-cumin seeds - 1/2 tspn
  • Oil - 2 tbspn
  • Water - 500-600 ml ( or leftover dal water of Puran Poli dal )

Steps :

Puran Poli

  1. Soak the dal overnight and boil with very little water for 2 whistles
  1. Boil the dal ( without soaking) for 20 mins or so on medium low flame with 300-400 ml water
  2. Once the dal is boiled, smash it nicely and then pour it in a hot pan . And keep stirring  it on medium high flame till it becomes dry.
  3. In between add sugar and cardamom powder.
  4. Meanwhile the dal is boiling , prepare the soft dough with - wheat flour , salt ,oil & water.
  5. Like alu paratha , make the round balls of dough with dal filling and roll it gently.
  6. On a hot tawa , place the poli and once its cooked on both sides , brush it with little ghee. ( Ghee adds more taste)

  1. In a pan add 1 tspn oil and once it is hot add slice long onion and roast it till its nice brown in color ( approx 4-5 mins) and then add chopped garlic pod to it and let it cool on side.
  2. Grind the roasted onion and garlic to a rough texture ( not paste).
  3. Take a deep vessel or pan and add oil to it ( 2 tbspn ) and then add mustard-cumin seeds . Add onion- garlic and grated coconut , Stir for a min on medium low flame and then add spices and water. ( Here you can add water leftover from the boiled dal for Puran Poli . This will give thick texture to the gravy)
  4. Boil the gravy for 15 mins approx ( you can make it spicy as per your taste level)

Puran Poli & gravy is ready to be served !


savitha ramesh said...

cute looking polis and curry looks totally yumelicious.

R said...

the puran polis look so yummy with the gravy!

sangeeta said...

Thanks for dropping by Mitu...you have a nice blog.
This post reminds me it has been so long i had puran poli...i can smell the platter you have here :)

Ravi said...

hello mitu is the gravy pure maharashtrian type which typical marathi people make, because its long time since i had that gravy. Will make it today yesterday mom made yummy puran polis and i will make gravy today.

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