It’s time to delve into the dessert recipe as the dish we’re going about is a sweet that excites your appetite impatiently. Puran Poli, everyone has heard this name and most of you would have eaten it in his/her life because it’s very much famous in India, especially in the Maharashtra, where it’s prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. With its several variations, Puran Poli recipe is one of the most widely popular dishes with sweet and savoury cardamom flavour, having delicious stuffing that enhance its taste.

Now, if you’re looking for its recipe, here’s what you need to know. Below, we have mentioned the step by step procedure of Puran Poli that can be easily understood by you. You can enjoy this sweet dessert as a side dish during your dinner as it’s the perfect thing to finish off your savoury meal. Why not try this dish today itself as the recipe is there, the only thing you have to do is collect all the ingredients that are used to cooking it and then, start with its preparation.

“Get Rolly Polly with Puran Poli.”

Let’s take a quick glance over the recipe of Puran Poli:

Serves: 4 servings

What are the ingredients you need?


  • 1 cup of Pigeon Pea (arhar dal)
  • ¾ cup of Sugar or Jaggery (gud)
  • ½ tsp of Cardamom Powder (elaichi)
  • 1/8 tsp of Nutmeg Powder (jaifal)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup + for dusting Wheat Flour
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Oil
  • Water

How to prepare Puran (stuffing)?


  • First of all, rinse the arhar dal and immerse it in water for around 30 minutes.
  • Now, drain out the excess of water and pressure-cook it with 1 and ½ cups of water in the medium sized cooker for 3 whistles over the medium flame.
  • After coming whistles, let the pressure down inside the cooker. Open the lid and drain out the excess of water.
  • Uniformly mash the dal with the back of the spatula or you can use a masher to mash it.
  • Now, heat a medium-sized heavy wok (kadai) on the medium flame and add cooked dal, sugar or jaggery, whatever you are using and ghee in it. Mix properly by using a ladder.
  • Stir continuously and cook, till the mixture become thick.
  • Now, if the mixture is thick enough, then switch off the flame, otherwise cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. You can check the thickness of Puran by placing spatula vertically straight in the center. If it does not fall, then the mixture is thick.
  • After that, add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and stir properly.
  • Now, turn off the flame and let the mixture cool at room temperature. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions.

How to prepare Puran Poli?



  • Take wheat flour in a big bowl and add oil. Knead smooth dough with the help of water.
  • After kneading the dough smoothly, cover it with the muslin cloth and let it set for around 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, knead it again and divide it into 10 equal portions.
  • Take out a portion and give it a shape like a ball and press a bit with your palms.
  • Coat it with dry flour and roll out it with the rolling pin.
  • Now, place one Puran in the centre of rolled Puri.
  • Wrap the stuffing with all sides of Puri and seal the top, where all sides merge.
  • Give it a round shaped ball and then press stuffed ball a bit.
  • Coat with dry flour and again roll out it with the rolling pin.
  • Heat the griddle (Tawa) over the medium flame and place raw Puran Poli over it.
  • Cook it, till the golden brown spots appear on the bottom side. Flip it and cook another side.
  • Transfer it to a plate and spread ghee as much you like. Repeat the same procedure for a remaining portion of dough and stuffing.
  • Puran Poli is ready, serve it immediately and enjoy.