Puran Poli ~ Sweet Paratha

PURAN POLI ~ A dish that simple to look at but taste like heaven 🙂 …… It is a paratha with a sweet filling ….. I had this nearly 12 years ago ( it must be amazing to survived my taste buds for such a long time !) …… My friend’s mom was from Maharastra , India and used to make this during Holi . Finally got a chance to make it. Enjoy ~ Kamakshi

Soaking Time for Dal : 3-4 hrs
Prep Time : 15 mins                                   Cook Time : 15 mins
Serves : 6


  • 2 cups Chana Dal
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Green Cardamon powder
  • 2 cup Maida
  • 1 cup Atta
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 4 tbsp Oil

Step 1 : Prepare the Filling

1) Soak 2 cups of Chana Dal for 3-4 hours

2) Add Dal in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water and pressure cook till it turns soft. Drain out excess water until the dal is absolutely dry. Add sugar and cook further for 4-5 mins ( Adjust sugar to your taste )

Step 2 : Mash and Mix

1) Mash the chana dal and sugar mixture so that it become a smooth paste. Add 1/2 tsp Green Cardamom powder ( or take out the seeds from 3 green cardamoms and cush them and mix it ) .




Step 3:  The filling is ready for the Parathas.




Step 4 : Getting the dough ready

1) Take 2 cups of Maida  and 1 cup of Atta and mix 1/2 tbsp of salt and 1/2 tbsp of Haldi ( Turmeric)

2) Take 4 tablespoon of oil and mix it into the dry flour mixture

3) Add water to the mixture and kned the dough, till it stops sticking to your hand. Put some oil in your hand and knead it .

Step 5 : With greased palms, take one portion of dough and flatten it into a disc of the size of the palm. Place a ball of “chana sugar” paste in the centre




Step 6 :Fold the disc from all sides to cover the paste completely.




Step 7 : On a well-floured board gently roll out each poli to a 6 inches disc. This can get tricky as the paste does try to slide out. Use a little flour if that happens.



Step 8 : Roast each poli on a hot, dry girdle. Do not use oil or ghee. Roast both sides well



Step 9 : Smear with ghee on both sides when done.