Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli RecipieWhen someone talks about Maharashtra then they always think about their typical traditional dish that is Puran Poli.

Maharashtra is famous for many things like Bollywood movies setup, Ganesh Chaturthi, caves explorations, beaches, festival glory, monsoons, art and culture, and most important mouth-watering food, they have many dishes in spicy and sweets both.

In Maharashtrian cuisine, there are lots of dishes like Modak, Kadhi, Vada pav, bharli vangi, shrikhand, pav bhaji, bhel, panipuri many types of chutneys and many more. And apart from this Puran Poli is a mandatory dish of every Maharashtrian family.

Maharashtra food is incomplete without Puran Poli. Puran Poli is one of my favorite dish in my cuisine. Basically, I’m from Maharashtrian Family so I love to eat and make this dish.

In every occasion, they always make Modak, Besan Ladoo, and many more sweet dishes. Puran Poli is a dish which is overloaded with a mixture of sugar and Chana dal and loaded with ghee.

Basically, Puran means a mixture of Chana dal, sugar, Elaichi, and Poli means paratha/Roti which is made up from wheat flour/ all-purpose flour. Puran Poli is specially served with Maharashtrian Kadhi, Nariyal chutney, and mix dal Vada.

This dish have different-different recipe and names like Puran Poli in Maharashtra, Poli/vedmi in Gujarat, Obbattu/Hoorna in Karnataka, Bakshalu/oligalu in Tamil Nadu.

Puran Poli is a dish which is loved by kids, adults and senior citizens everyone. And Puran Poli is a mandatory dish in a Maharashtrian family, on every occasion, they have to make this dish for their Bhog / Naivedya or in a sweet dish. A tasty dessert does not need anyone’s time and permission to be eaten!

Ingredients for Puran
1. Lentil (chana Dal) -1 cup
2. Water – 3 cup
3. Sugar – 1 cup


Ingredients for Poli (paratha)
1. Ghee – 1 cup
2. Maida – 2 cup
3. Nutmeg – 1 Tablespoon
4. Cardamom powder -1 tablespoon
5. Elaichi – 1 tablespoon
6. Tawa

How to make Puran Poli

1. Puran preparation:

1. Firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup chana dal and soak for 3 hours with enough water. few chana dal just need ½ hour of soaking.

2. Firstly, prepare for Puran for this put chana dal in a pressure cooker and cooks for 4-5 whistles.

3. Now add sugar and a little bit of jaggery in it for better taste.

4.The mixture will start to hold the shape.

5. Now add cardamom and Jaiphal powder and stir continuously.

6. Press and pass the chana dal mixture through a sieve. this helps to prevent any chana dal to be leftover. 

7. Now mix and form a dough. Puran is ready. 

2. Dough preparation for Puran Poli.

 1. Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 cup wheat flour, ½ cup maida, ¼ tsp turmeric, and ¼ tsp salt. 

2. Further grease 1 tsp of oil, cover and rest for 30 minutes.

3. filling Puran in Poli to form Puran Poli:

1. Take a small piece of dough and make a small ball.

2. Place it in a flatten place and roll it.

3. Now place a small ball of Puran and place it in the center.

4.Then roll it again to make a paratha (Puran Poli).

5. Now place it in hot Tawa until it becomes brown in color.

6. Then flip the other side and cook until it becomes brown.

7. Grease ghee both the sides and cook for a minute.

8. Puran is ready to serve.

puran poli recipie
Maharashtrian Puran Poli



  Add jaggery in a Puran for better taste.

  Add some jaiphal and cardamom powder for flavor.

  Make sure Puran Poli is thin.

  Always served with ghee.

  You can make Puran/filling in the microwave.

  You can serve it with milk, ghee, lemon pickle, and green chutney.

 Some areas in Maharashtra they served Puran Poli with amti which is a dal full   of  ginger garlic and tamarind paste.

Try our corn pakoda recipe which is very easy to make and you also love to eat in this rainy seasons.

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