Puran Poli is an authentic Maharashtrian delicacy. It is a sweet dish made during the festival of Diwali and Holi. It is also called as holige, obbattu, bobatlu in different parts of India
- Wheat flour (1 cup)
- Rice flour (1 tbsp)
- Bengal gram flour/Besan (1 tbsp)
- Refined flour/ Maida (1 tbsp)
- Jaggery (1/2 cup)
- Bengal gram dal (1 cup)
- Cardamom powder (a pinch)
- Nutmeg powder (a pinch)
- Salt (a pinch)
- In a bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, bengal gram flour/besan, refined flour/maida, salt and mix well.
- Add little by little water, knead and make a smooth dough.
- Cover it with a cloth and allow it to rest for 1 hour.
- Boil and cook the Bengal gram dal till it turns tender. Drain the water.
- Add jaggery into the dal and blend them in a blender to make a smooth paste.
- Heat it in a slow flame for about 7 minutes or heat it in an oven for 5 minutes on high temperature.
- Remove it from the flame and add the cardamom, nutmeg powder and mix well.
- Keep it aside for 30 minutes till it cools.
- Once the mixture cools, it becomes thick in consistency. This becomes the filling for the dough
- Make small balls of the dough and the filling of equal size.
- Flatten the dough ball and place the filling ball inside the dough and seal it.
- On a flat surface, dust some wheat flour, and flatten the ball.
- Heat a pan and roast the puran poli both sides.
Puran poli is now read to be served with lot of Ghee.