Puran poli is a traditional sweet dish prepared during the festival of holi in maharashtra. Infact it is also prepared during most of the auspicious occassions like pooja, marriages in every maharashrian household. My mother makes it every year during holi and she makes the best pupo (as I fondly call it) in the whole world. 
As a child I don't remember ever eating puranpoli, but after my wedding & after we moved to Muscat I attempted making puranpoli for the first time ever and also had it for the first time.Since it's my husband's favourite & I had to make it for him. As they say "way to a man's heart is through his stomach" ;)
Over the years I think I have developed a taste for this wonderful dish started liking it. I can now proudly say I have can very well eat 2 pupo's at one go. That's not bad isn't it?

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Once again a big thank you to those who have voted.Thank you!!

Cheers & Happy Cooking!

  1. 2 cups Chana dal(yellowgram)
  2. 2 cups jaggery
  3. 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
  4. 1/2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  5. salt to taste
  6. 1/2 tsp turmeric
  7. 2 tsp cardamom powder
  8. 2 tsp nutmeg powder
  9. Oil
  10. Clarified butter (Ghee)
  11. Milk
  1. Pressure cook 2 cups of chana dal in 6 cups of water.Strain all the water and keep aside to make "katachi amti"
  2. Add jaggery to the dal and mix well, add the mixture in a heavy saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed. 
  3. Grind this into a very smooth paste and cook until the "puran" becomes thick and ready to cook. Add the cardamom powder & nutmeg powder after the puran  cools. This mixture is called Puran in marathi. therefore the name "puranpoli".
  4. Mix flour, all purpose flour,turmeric, salt. Add water,oil and make a dough. the dough should be oily.Cover and keep aside for 1hr.
  5. Take a ball of dough and spread with hand. Keep a ball of "puran" (chana mixture) and cover with the dough and seal the ends as shown in the picture.
  6. Using a rolling pin make chappati using flour.Fry on hot tava till it gets golden brown colour using clarified butter(ghee)

Makes: 16 puranpolis
Serve with clarified butter or milk


  1. looks good....feel like making it now:)

  2. chandiche taat,vatya, dudh, tup ani puran poli.... wah!!!! maja aa gaya....

  3. Soni I am so very proud of you .... making aai proud as well.... super super work ... the "fugleli poli" looks bind boggling....

  4. Wow!!!you made pupo before Holi, I just spoke with Lakshmi about it today!

  5. Sarah Tandon09 March, 2012

    Ooohh, woww I love puranpoli.....

  6. Anagha Sura09 March, 2012

    tya peksha tu pathavlis tar kiti majja...neways happy holi

  7. Soni I made Puran polis using your recipe ......They were amazing....saglyana khup avadli :)Mast Jhalya.... Thank you!!!

  8. Soni I made Puran polis using your recipe ......They were amazing....saglyana khup avadli :)Mast Jhalya

  9. thanks kajal, anagha & sarah


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