Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Puran Poli / Paruppu Poli - Stepwise pictures


Puran poli or paruppu poli or boli as you call it is one of the best traditional recipes we can treasure forever. It can never get boring or out dated. 

Diwali is round the corner and why not make a traditional sweet for it. Checkout the simple stepwise hints below and get set going :)

This is my Mom's version. She patted the usual poli with delicious condiments like desiccated coconut, poppy seeds etc which actually added great effect to the texture, look and taste of the poli :) 



Maida - 1 1/2 cups
Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 1/2 cup

Channa dhall - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup

Dried coconut scrappings - 1 cup
Poppy seeds - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Sara Paruppu 
Dried cucumber seeds 



Step 1: Soak channa dhall in water for atleast two hours. Grate the jaggery finely. Cook the dhall. Grind the dhall into a smooth paste without adding much water. Add the grated jeggery and grind further until it is pretty thick. Roll them into large balls as shown in image 1. 

Step 2: Take maida, wheat flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add water little by little and kneed into a firm dough like chapathi dough. Add the oil and kneed again and allow this mix to get soaked in the oil for atleast 2 hours. 

Now pinch a lemon sized dough and spread it over your left palm with your fingers. 


Step 3: Keep the sweet dhall filling in the center on top of the maida dough. 

Step 4: Close it nicely from all the directions until it is well covered with the outer coating. 


Step 5: Roll all the dough into balls as said above and keep it ready. 

Step 6: Take a large plate and mix in the scrapped dry coconut, finely chopped cashews, poppy seeds, sara paruppu and dried cucumber seeds. Now roll each ball on the above mixture to coat it nicely on all sides.


Step 7: Keep the rolled ball on a well greased plastic sheet and spread it evenly into a moderately thick disk using your fingers. See to that the dhall filling doest come out. 

Step 8: Pan roast the poli on both sides by adding some oil until it turns light brown in color. 


Step 9: Apply some ghee on top and serve it hot.


Written by: Nithya
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Shanavi said...

Never heard of rolling the poli dough in a mixture of nuts and to me. Looks extremely tempting

Unknown said...

decoration of nuts and coconut is new to me!!! interesting idea also!! poli looks so good!!

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Anonymous said...

Looks Good....

Vimitha Durai said...

Thats a new twist... Looks yummy and inviting

Priya Suresh said...

Loving that coating,quite new and seriously very much attractive, wonderful looking polis.

My Kitchen Antics said...

the first pic is so pretty nithi...i have not heard of this dish before, but looks yum nonetheless

Zareena said...

mmmmm.... a different variety of puran poli. Nice version. Mouth watering...

Unknown said...

Poli is so pretty and the clicks do good justice to this perfect sweet, i love the texture of this :)

Unknown said...

Never coated poli with nuts. Looks different and yumm..

divya said...

wow...yummy n delicious dear

Unknown said...

awesome and inviting...lovely click...
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Poornima Nair said...

Love the idea of coating the dough with the coconut and nuts mixture. Would enhance the flavor so much. Looks delicious!

Madhura said...

looks good.. have seen poopy seeds being used as a coating.. 1 question thou. .dont you cook the dal before grinding?

Anonymous said...

The nuts and coconut is new to me, but they make puran poli all the more gorgeous. Gonna try this. :)

Unknown said...

Sounds interesting...looks vry tempting too...lovely clicks!

lakshmi raman said...

looks good. But the dhal has to be cooked,strained and ground.

lakshmi raman said...

looks good. But the dhal has to be cooked,strained and ground.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful coat the puran polis with the nuts andd the coconut. makes it soft on the inside and chewy on the outside. Great click of the aerial shot of the polis in the plate!


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