Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the chaitra of the year which marks the beginning of a Hindu New Year. This auspicious occasion is celebrated by all Hindus; especially Maharashtrians and this year it is falling on 28th March, 2017. And we all know it is incomplete without Puran Poli topped with hot ghee and puran kadi
- Prep time: 51-60 minutes
- Cook time: 21-25 minutes
- Serve: 4
- Taste: Sweet
- Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 1/4 cups
- Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/2 cups
- Saffron (kesar) a pinch
- Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon
- Nutmeg powder a pinch
- FOR THE DOUGH
- Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups
- Salt a pinch
- Pure ghee 1/2 cup
- Step 1
Wash and boil chana dal. Drain and coarsely grind it. In a pan add the dal, grated jaggery, saffron, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix well.
- Step 2
Cook, stirring all the time till dry. It should resemble a soft ball. Remove and cool. Divide the stuffing into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls.
- Step 3
Mix maida and salt. Add three tablespoons of ghee and sufficient water to make soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for one hour.
- Step 4
Divide dough into sixteen to twenty equal portions and roll into balls. Flatten each ball in your palm, stuff with one portion of puran (stuffing), cover and seal the edges.
- Step 5
Dust it with flour and roll out into four to five inches diameter disk of medium thickness. Heat a tawa and cook puran poli until done on both sides.
- Step 6
Remove. Serve hot with generous helping of pure ghee on it and cold milk.
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