Puran Poli Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated on | Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Poli, Tamil New Year | 2 Comments

Puran Poli is a popular sweet dish made during Holi festival. It is like a stuffed paratha filled with dal, jaggery and coconut. This is also made during Diwali and is often served as a dessert or as an evening tiffen.

Puran Poli

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  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Chana Dal – 3 cups
  • Sugar or Jaggery – 3 cups
  • Ghee – 1 cup
  • Powdered Cardamoms – 5
  • Nutmeg – 1/4, grated (optional)
  • Water as required
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Mix flour with water.
  2. Knead well to make a stiff dough.
  3. Cover the dough and keep aside for 2 hours.
  4. Pressure cook the dal and strain out the water.
  5. Once the dal has cooled, add sugar along with 1 tblsp of ghee.
  6. Cook on low flame till the gram mixture is soft and sticky.
  7. Knead the dough again, adding salt, water and oil, little at a time, till the dough becomes pliable.
  8. Grind the dal and sugar mixture to a smooth consistency adding a little milk if it is too dry.
  9. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  10. Take a lime-sized lump of the dough and a little larger lump of the dal mixture.
  11. Roll out two rounds from the dough on a board sprinkled with rice flour, into flat rounds of about 7 inch in diameter.
  12. Cover on round with the dal mixture, leaving half an inch at the edges, and then cover this with the second round.
  13. Roll again over this to seal them together, pinching the edges to seal well.
  14. Roll out like a thick chapathi.
  15. Heat ghee on a hot griddle and put the puran poli on it.
  16. Keep pressing and turning it so that it cooks well on both sides.
  17. Keep adding ghee all around to brown it evenly without sticking to the griddle.
  18. Serve hot.

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3 thoughts on “Cheese Corn Balls

  1. Praveen Kumar said on May 9, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    You can use standard Britannia cheese that you get in the super market.

  2. Radhika said on May 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Which cheese did you use?

  3. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said on September 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Sounds delicious…will try it out sometime… 🙂

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