Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes for 1 poli
Yields: 20 polis

This is a traditional sweet recipe made on occasions and as neiveidhya for God. Gram dal used as filling is rich in protein and jaggery is rich in iron and healthy substitute for white sugar. Outer layer uses maida. Let us see the steps involved in this recipe.


  • Maida 1 cup
  • Water enough for mixing batter

For Filling: Gram dal 1 cup soaked for 1/2 hour, jaggery 1/2 cup
Oil enough for cooking and greasing.


Mix Maida with water to make it as chapati dough. Cover with wet cloth and keep aside.

Filling: Cook gram dal until soft. When cool grind in blender along with the cooked water. Heat ghee in a pan and add this ground dhal and add crushed jaggery and mix well until they mix well and become thick pouring ghee if necessary. When it becomes thick like dough, remove from fire.

Take a small ball from the maida dough and spread it in a greased banana leaf or plastic sheet like a chapati with hand. Place a spoonful of filling in the center cover it and again spread it like thick chapati with the filling such that filling does not come out. Make chapatis with all the dough and filling. Just grease your hands with oil if dough sticks to the hand. Heat a tawa and place one poli on it and cook it on both side. Use oil if needed.

Now, sweet puran polis are ready to serve. It will stay well for two days.

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