Thursday, March 20, 2008

HoLi re HoLi, Puranachi PoLi

Puran Poli is a flat bread served on auspicious occasions. This is especially cooked on Holi. This melt in mouth Poli is yummy but its procedure is very elaborate. This is one of my favourite maharashtrian food. I love to savour this food with Katachi amati ( tempered Lentil stock ).

Holi is a festival of colours, bhang and Puran Poli.

Its a delicate bread which is made with chana dal, jaggery and cardamom powder. Many people use maida for the outer crust but I use wheat flour but I almost soak it in oil for 5-10 minutes. This is basically done so that dough can be rolled over the stuffing very easily and with minimum pressure. This flat bread should be cooked on a heavy bottomed griddle. This is served either with Ghee or milk and some people prefer both. Its best eaten directly off the griddle. Tear a bite sized piece soaked in ghee and eat it. we also make katachi aamati to be served with this.

Now I cant wait to write about it.


for Puran
1 cup Channa dal
1 cup Jaggery
1 tsp Cardamom powder
½ tsp Nutmeg powder

for Poli
2 cups Wheat flour
1- 1/2 tsp Oil
1 cup luke warm Water or milk for a richer taste.
3-4 tbl spn rice flour for rolling the dough.
Salt to taste
Ghee for serving

Pressure cook dal with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook upto 3-4whistles.
While the dal cools down , knead the dough. Keep this in a bowl and put about 5-6 spoons of oil . Drain all the water and let the dal cool a little. Pass this through a Puran Yantra or food processor with NO water. This should give you a thick consistency ball of mashed dal. Cook this with grated jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg powder till all the water has evaporated. It should be very thick and dry mixture.
Take a small ball of dough. Take the dal mixture which is a little larger than dough. Now roll this is rice flour and very delicately roll each poli.
Cook on medium flame till golden on each side.

Serve hot with desi ghee and/or milk.


Cham said...

Happy Holi :) Great way to celebrate with such a sweet :) yummy

Happy cook said...

Hapi holi

Seena said...

happy Holi,Pooja, still waiting to tryout this dish.. :)

Dhivya said...

happy holi:)))poli looks yummmmmm

Meera said...

Happy Holi, Pooja. I too am making puran polis today. wish me luck!! :-)

Mansi Desai said...

wish you a great holi too! man, I miss dhuleti a lot..well, sometimes:) that puran-poli looks great Pooja:)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks delicious..Happy Holi..

Purnima said...

Pooja, wishing you a very very Happy Holi, loved the poli u made!

Maya said...

Happy Holi Pooja!!

Richa said...

love that puran poli, i too use regular chapati flour to make it!
happy holi to you as well.

Seema said...

Happy Holi & Enjoy these Yummy Puran Polis.

Nags said...

saw it on jugalbandi the other day and added it to my to-make list :) you guys make it sound so simple that i just gotta try it!

Pooja V said...

Cham : Thanks Cham :).

Happy cook : Thanks :).

Seena : Try it out and i'll be waiting to know if you like it.

Dhivya : Thanks :). Happy that u liked it.

Meera : All the best. I know its a lot of work.

Mansi Desai I am missing all the colorful funfare too. But puran poli makes up for that for me.

Divya Vikram :Thanks :).

Purnima : Thanks and glad you liked it.

Maya :Wish you the same.

Richa :Yeah , i thinkits easier to roll it and ali'll healthier.

Seema : Yeah, I made a batch of ghee too go with this.

Nags : Try it babe. You'll just love it.

Vanamala said...

Happy Holi :)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Happy Phagwah!

Annu said...

Thats cool.........sorry thats hot... :-)

Laavanya said...

Puran polis look awesome.

jj said...

Never heard of this dish; it looks very good!

Tee said...

sahi! puran poli masta distiye!
its been a long time since i made puran polya...but can't try right now, since we are not getting the usual atta :( and the one i am using currently is not good for puran poli at all.

Meera said...

Hi Pooja,
Hope you are doing great! Long time, no news/post! Take care.

Meera said...

Long time no news. Hope you are doing great!

Mythreyee said...

Looks delicious. Can you please send this to Sweetseries event in my blog? Details in my blog. Thanks.