Aur Mithe Mein Hai Puran Poli!
Gimme a hi-5 if you are too bored with cupcakes, donuts, and ice-creams for dessert! Hasn't it been ages since we've spoken about traditional Indian dessert recipes? We think we're done with those chocolaty, gooey things, at least for the time being :)
Why not dig into the lingering taste of puran poli in 2017! In case you haven't heard about it, it's one of the staple delicacies that Maharashtrians swear by to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings. And no, unlike how it sounds, making this is no jhamela at all.
Let's begin with the recipe.
Grab These Ingredients
1 1/4 cups of split grams (chana dal)
1 1/2 cups of jaggery (gur), grated
A pinch of saffron (kesar)
1/4 teaspoon of green cardamom powder
A pinch of nutmeg powder (jayaphal)
1 1/2 cups of refined flour (maida)
A pinch of salt
1/2 cups of pure ghee
Puran Poli For The Dessert Lovers!
Begin by washing, straining, and boiling the split grams. In a bowl, combine the dal with the jaggery, saffron, cardamom powder, and nutmeg powder. Mix well. Cook this mixture on low heat, while stirring all the time. Do this until it resembles a soft, dry ball. Remove it from heat and keep aside to cool.
In a separate bowl, mix maida with salt. Add 3 spoons of ghee and a little water to make a soft dough. Now pinch a small ball from the dough, use your palm to flatten it, and then place a little of the dal stuffing in the centre. Seal the edges to make it look like a stuffed ball.
With the help of a little flour, roll this ball just like your make a roti. Heat a tawa and cook your puran poli until it turns brown on both the sides. Since the dish has an inherent sweet taste, you don't need a dip on the side. Enjoy your sweet treat and thank us later :)