This divine week of Lord Ganesha has been going wonderful so far. I am sure Lord will give us all the vital strength and resistance to fight through this pandemic and to overcome the situation much faster.
Lord Ganesha is known as Vighnaharta. So, when you worship Lord Ganesha with complete faith, he guides you towards the right path. He gives you the courage to conquer your fears and overcome all obstacles in your life.
So, here comes another recipe which is one of his favorite offering : Puran Poli. It is an Indian sweet flatbread. It is often consumed in the regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil. It is made with Whole wheat flour, Jaggery, and Pigeon peas ( pulse). Since, I made it it for the very first time there were some lessons learnt which I will duly describe in this blog.
Preparation Time : 30 minutes, Cooking Time : 45 minutes, Calories : 291/serving.
- Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups
- All Purpose Flour – 1/2 cup
- Jaggery powder – 1 cup
- Chana Dal – 1 cup
- Ghee – 2 tablespoons
- Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – As per taste
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
For the dough:
- In a mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour and all purpose flour.
- Add in little warm water and ghee and start kneading the dough. Ensure that the dough is not sticky and soft enough to roll it into flatbreads.
- Once the dough the ready, cover and keep it aside.
For the Filling :
- In a pressure cooker, add 1 cup chana dal with 1 cup water,little salt and little turmeric powder.
- Wait for 3 whistles ( on a medium-high flame) and allow the pressure to release.
** Below step is very important:
3. Once the dal is cooked, open the lid of the pressure cooker and drain away all the water from the dal. Make sure it is thick enough and not runny. If you leave the water in the dal, the consistency of the filling will be damp and you would not be able to get the correct hold.
4. In a pan, add ghee and allow it to heat. Once the ghee gets heated up, add in the cardamom and the nutmeg powder.
5. Throw in the cooked Chana Dal and little salt and coriander powder. Mix it well so that the spices gets cooked.
6. Add the powdered Jaggery and mix it well with the dal. Stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
7. Once the puran stuffing become dry and thick, switch off the flame and allow it to cool down.
For the Puran Poli :
- Make medium sized balls from the dough and roll it into 2 inches circumference.
- Place a mixture of the filling in the centre of this dough.
- Bring all the edges together and seal it properly.
- Now, start rolling this using a rolling pin into a large sized circle. If you notice, that the dough is tearing off while rolling, thats completely alright ..hahah..
- Heat the griddle on a flame. Once heated, transfer the flatbread to it.
- Add little ghee and roast it properly from both the sides until the Puran Poli gets properly cooked.
- Make all Puran Polis this way and stack them in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.
Puran Poli is ready to be eaten now 🙂
Please do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out to be. I am sure you are definitely going to like it 🙂
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