May 2, 2010

Pooran Poli / Puran Poli / Holige

Pooran Poli / Puran Poli / Holige

Makes: 5

You will need

1 cup (100 ) chana dal

3 cups water

1 tablespoon ghee ( for dal )

1 1/4 cup melted & sieved jaggery

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

1 cup (200g - 225 g) maida ( plain flour )

3/4 cup water

2 tablespoons oil ( for making dough )

1/4 cup maida ( for dusting )

2 tablespoons ghee


For the dal - jaggery mixture:

Wash and boil the chana dal with 3 cups of water in pressure cooker (reduce heat to medium after 3rd whistle and cook for 15 minutes or until done and soft). Drain out dal water (stock).

Heat a kadai / frying pan. Add 1 tablespoon ghee. Add melted & sieved jaggery and cooked thick chana dal and cook it on a low heat till the jaggery dissolves / dal - jaggery mixture thickens.

Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.

Remove from the heat and cool. Then grind it to a soft paste without adding water. Divide into 5 parts and keep aside.

For the dough:

Knead together maida (225 g) and enough water ( approximately 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon ) to make a smooth chapatti dough. Keep on adding oil little by little till you get a very soft dough. It should slip through your fingers. Keep aside for half an hour (or up to 2 hours) in an airtight container.

Final preparation of Pooran Poli:

Smear the palm of left hand with a little ghee and flatten on it one portion of the dough in the shape of a puri.

Place a lime-sized ball of dal paste in the centre. Gather up the edges of the puri, enclose the dal paste completely and pinch the seams well together.

Dust this ball with maida. Place the dusted ball on a chapatti board and carefully roll it out into a 1/8’’ thick chapatti.

Fry it on a medium heat on a tawa turning it over once or twice carefully; smear little ghee while frying .

1 comment:

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy bobbattu... my fav sweet..looks inviting dear!!