Story/History of recipe
Puran Poli is a south Indian traditional sweet dish made with chana dal or tur dal and jaggery or sugar and cardamom powder. This sweet is extremely rich in flavors and also a great thing to serve on festivals like Ugadi, Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and also on Dussehra. Puran Poli was prepared in different ways across different parts of the country. Each one has its own style. This is a perfect festive recipe.
Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served
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Event/Festivals Served/Most Popular During
Ingredients Needed For Puran Poli (Cooking for 6 people):
Flour maida/wheat/all purpose flour/small sooji rava 1 cup
Chana dal or tur dal1 ½ cup
Jaggery or sugar 1 ½ cup
Ghee ½ cup
Elaichi powder 1 teaspoon
Water 3 cups
Oil or as required 1 cup
Salt Half teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Flour for dusting ¼ cup
Take a bowl mix flour with water as required to make well a stiff dough
Cover the dough and kept aside for 1 hour
Now take a pressure cooker, add chana dal or tur dal, water and little turmeric powder
Turn on the gas stove and put the cooker on the gas and heat it on high flame. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Now turn off the flame. Once it is cool, remove the excess water.
Transfer the dal into another bowl and allow it to cool
Now take another pan and add little ghee
Now add jaggery and mix well
Cook on low flame until jaggery melts perfectly
Now add a pinch of elaichi powder and mix well
Now turn off the flame and keep aside
After the dough rested for 1 hour knead the dough slightly
- Provides vitamin B-complex and minerals
- Jaggery is an essential part of the dish, contains iron, calcium, and potassium
- It also aids digestion
Suggested consumable by age groups
- All age groups like this traditional sweet dish. Even kids more than 1 year can have it. It is good for all age groups.
Good times to eat:
- Usually, immediate serving will be very good and tasty and preferred to have within 20 minutes of preparation
Eat along with:
- The Perfect combination of this sweet recipe is Aloo curry, Brinjal curry and also ghee
When not to eat or eat more often:
- Diabetic patients shall not eat often.
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