Oct 18, 2011

Puran Poli / Pooran Poli / Holige (with sugar)

Pooran Poli / Puran Poli / Holige (with sugar) - no food color used

Makes: 5

You will need

For puran (dal mixture):

1 cup (100 g ) chana dal

3 cups water

1 tablespoon ghee ( for dal )

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

For covering:

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

3/4 cup water

2 tablespoons oil ( for making dough )

1/4 (50 g) cup maida + 1/4 cup rice (50 g) flour ( for dusting )

2 tablespoons ghee


For the dal - sugar mixture / puran:

Wash and soak chana dal in 3 cups water in a pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes (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 sugar and boiled thick chana dal and cook on a low heat till the sugar completely dissolves / dal - sugar mixture thickens (approximate time 12 minutes on a low heat).

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 generously with maida - rice flour mix. Place the dusted ball on a chapatti board and carefully roll it out into a 1/8’’ thick chapatti and place each puran poli carefully on separate plastic paper or grease proof paper.

Heat a non stick frying pan. Reduce heat to medium, place the rolled puran poli carefully on the frying pan from plastic sheet / grease proof paper and fry till golden color on both the sides ( turning it over once or twice carefully; smear little ghee while frying).


Tina said...

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