Sunday, 15 May 2011

Puran Poli / Bobbatlu / Boli

Puram Poli is sweet flat Indian bread made with jaggery and split bengal gram, rolled in all purpose flour dough to flatten discs, it is basically Maharastrian recipe. In Andhra it is known as bobbatlu, while in Tamil Nadu as boli.

Puran Poli / Bobbatlu / Boli

Category- Vegetarian


Split bengal gram (chana dal) 300 gms
Jaggery 300 gms
Cardamom powder (elaichi powder) 1 tsp
All purpose flour (maida) 150 gms
Ghee 1 tbsp
Grated coconut 100 gms
Warm water for kneading


Cook dal in a heavy bottom vessel till it goes soft but does not get broken. Drain in a colander and mash dal well. Mash jaggery (gud) and mix it well with the dal. Now again cook it in heavy saucepan till it forms a soft lump. Stir continuously and add cardamom powder (elaichi powder) and grated coconut. Keep the mixture aside.

In a vessel knead dough by mixing flour with little ghee and water. See that the dough is soft and pliable. Take small size ball and roll it into 4” round. Place a ball of the prepared filling in the centre. Lift the entire round and seal it. Re-roll to form 6”diameter circle. Roast on pan by generously applying ghee on both sides. Serve hot.

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