Pooran Poli / Puran Poli (Holige / Obbattu)



This is a traditional sweet prepared in Maharashtra, Gujarat,Goa and South India.

Puran Poli
This dessert is served during auspicious occasions and during important festivals such as Holi, Padwa, Ugadi. Although it resembles a roti, a Poli is actually very different. The making of the Poli begins with preparing the stuffing, which may be one of three traditional options:
 Puran Poli/Puranachi Poli: : Puran Poli can be easily associated with Maharashtra and is its most popular dish. It is made mostly during holi when the bonfire is lit.


Puran - The stuffing

The stuffing is known as puran and the outer cover is known as poli. The puran is made by boiling chickpea lentils with a pinch of turmeric for color. When the lentils are cooked and soft, the broth is removed and kept aside.

Jaggery or gur is added to the chickpeas and cooked till they are soft. Then the stuffing is removed and sieved through a utensil made specifically for puran to achieve a smoother consistency. Saffron, cardamom, and nutmeg is added for additional flavor. The outer cover is made by making a dough by mixing refined flour, milk and ghee. Equal number of balls are made of the dough as well as the stuffing. The puran is stuffed inside the dough and then rolled out flat using a rolling pin. The poli is then coked on a hot griddle and served with ghee and a soup made from the lentil broth called as katachi amti.


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