Puran Poli is like a sweet version of a paratha. Specifically made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, it has always been one of my favorite sweets. Puran Poli's main ingredients include the classic combination of jaggery and coconut. This combination is actually used in many Indian sweets such as Modaks/Kozakottais, Payasam/Kheer and many others. The fragrance of melting jaggery itself takes me back to my childhood when my grandmother would regularly create fantastic sweets and desserts.
Dough Base for polis
- 2 cups of AP flour
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp of homemade Ghee
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Haldi/Turmeric
While the dough is resting make the puran filling and let it cool down till you are ready to make the puran polis.
Puran Filling (Sweet filling)
- ¾ cup Jaggery
- ¼ cup Water
- ¾ cup Coconut shredded (not dry but get the freshly frozen variety)
- ½ tsp cardamom pwdr
|Final Puran consistency|
Making the Puran Poli
STEP 1 - This process is very similar to making Aloo Parathas or any other Paratha. Firstly, moisten hands with ghee or vegetable oil (to prevent any dough/puran ball from sticking). Flatten a piece of the dough, creating a flat circular area (about the size of your palm).
STEP 2 - Put the puran ball in the flat dough area, take the dough from all sides and pinch at the seams to let it become a purse of kinds.
|Step 2 - Pursed up puran and dough|
STEP 3 - Flatten it with your hand and then roll it out to let the dough and the puran seamlessly become into one flat paratha.
|Step 3 - Flattened puran poli (pre-cooked)|
|Stack of cooked puran polis|