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Pooran Poli (Sweet Flat Bread)

Puran poli is a classical Marathi dish. It is a dessert served during important festivals such as Holi, Padwa in Maharashtra. The stuffing is known as pooran and the outer cover is known as poli.


Chana dal – 1 cup
Jaggery (Gur)  – 1 cup
Green cardamom powder (chhoti elaichi) – 1/2 tsp
Maida – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1 tsp
Sooji (semolina) -1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Ghee – 1-2 tbsp


  • Boil chana dal. Drain out all water when chana dal is well cooked and soft.
  • Grind boiled chana dal in a food processor.
  • Break jaggery into small pieces.
  • Cook chana dal and jaggery together in a saucepan till it forms a smooth and soft mixture. Flavor the pooran with green cardamom powder.
  • For poli, make a soft dough by mixing maida, rice flour, sooji, salt, oil and little water.
  • Divide pooran into equal parts. Stuff the dough balls with pooran, roll it flat into a paratha  with help of a rolling pin or place the stuffed dough balls between two plastic sheets and press it with palms . Cook Poli on tawa by applying ghee  until both sides are evenly golden brown.

Makes: 4-5 pooran polis




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