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PURAN POLI, Healthy & Delicious Sweet Rotis

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Among the different Indian food preparations made by people from different states, one food that has many versions across North and South India, is the humble SWEET PARANTHA, also called PURAN POLI or SWEET POLI.

A common sweet prepared by women of South India, especially Maharashtra, this is a healthy, delectable wheat and jaggery based roti for festivals and pujas. Although it can be time-consuming, it will be much loved by your kids, and the combination of gram and jaggery is a nutritious option for the kid’s lunch box or an evening meal.

Below is a step-by-step picture tutorial on how it can be made;

INGREDIENTS :

To prepare Puranam (gram flour mixture):

1/2 cup Chana Dal | Kadalai paruppu

1/2 cup Jaggery

1/4 cup Cardamom powder

 For the Roti/ Poli:

1 tsp Oil

3/4 cup All purpose flour / Maida

1/2 tbsp Rice Flour

1/2 tbsp Sooji

1/4 tsp Turmeric

Salt

METHOD:

For the Roti/Poli:

Make a soft dough by mixing and kneading all the ingredients mentioned in  above, along with water. Once done, allow it to rest till the puranam is prepared. Make small ough balls out of this in the size of a lemon.

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For Puranam:

1. Wash and pressure cook channa dal for 4 whistles, till it turns soft. Grind it to a smooth paste in a blender.

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2, In a medium pan, add the ground channa dal, powdered jaggery and cardamom powder. Cook in low flame till all the three ingredients are mixed well. Now take a small ball of dough, slightly of a larger size to prepare the outer layer of the poli .

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3. Next, take a clean plastic cover. Place the outer dough ball on it, pat it flat gently, shaping it into a small roti. Place a small ball of  puranam in the center of this roti and close the outer layer. Apply a little oil on the hand and pat the entire ball to flatten it to 5-7 inch diameter.

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4. Now heat the dosa pan. Flip the plastic cover in one hand and carefully place the poli on the dosa pan.Drizzle 1/2 tsp of ghee or oil if needed. Cook till golden spots appear on some places. Turn and drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil. Cook until golden spots appear on the other side too. Repeat the process for remaining dough balls as well.

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Make this tasty Puran Polis and store them for a day or two, they make for a healthy filling sweet.

Source- http://www.nithyasnalabagam.com/2013/04/puran-poli-sweet-poli.html

 


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