Break a sweet bread! This Maharashtrian bread is a sweet delight for your taste buds. Puran Poli is specifically made during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festive occasions like Diwali, adding up to the spirit of celebration.


  • For mixture:
  • 1 cup Chana Dal (washed)
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Nutmeg, grated
  • For making dough:
  • 2 cups Maida
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Water


  • Prepare Dal Mixture:
  • 1.Take Chana dal in a pressure cooker, add water and pressure cook it for about a minute (3-4 whistles).
  • 2.Drain the water and mash it coarsely. Now in a pressure cooker pour the mashed dal and add sugar. Mix it thoroughly and cook slowly.
  • 3.Add cardamom powder along with grated nutmeg to it and mix thoroughly.
  • 4.Continue stirring on low flame until it gets dry.
  • 5.Let the mixture cool down.
  • Prepare the dough:
  • 1.Take maida in a bowl.
  • 2.Add salt and ghee. Mix well.
  • 3.Add sufficient amount of water and make semi-soft dough.
  • 4.Wrap the bowl with a plastic sheet or damp cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Puran Poli:
  • 1.Make flat balls out of the dough like we make for chapatis.
  • 2.Dust it using maida flour and roll it in round shape with a roller.
  • 3.Fill the puran (stuffing) in it and then cover the edges. Roll it out again in round shape.
  • 4.Heat tawa and cook the puran poli on both sides with lots of ghee.
  • 5.Puran poli is ready to eat. Serve it hot with some more ghee poured over.