Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lentils Stuffed Sweet Flatbreads/ Puran Poli/ Bobbatlu

These classic lentil stuffed flatbreads are popular Indian sweet which is made during festivals. They have different names in different parts of India, like the Puran Poli, bobbatlu, obbattu, holige, boli, poli and so on.
In this, the stuffing is filled with jaggery and gram dal which is boiled and then blended well till it thickens. The outer layer is either a wheat dough or a plain flour dough or we can mix both the wheat flour and plain flour and make dough out of it.

stuffed and rolled puran poli 

This is liked by my kids which are also very healthy and nutritious. This will be a good after school snack. You can roll and freeze them. When required thaw and cook.
I remember as a kid, when we were in Andhra, my neighbor's used to share us the festive dishes which were very delicious. Among them, I liked this Puran Poli a lot as it looked like a chapati and it tasted sweet. Try this out and let me know.

For the dough:
  1. Wheat flour- 2 Cups
  2. Homemade Ghee- 1 tbsp+ 3 tbsp for smearing while cooking
  3. Salt- a pinch
  4. Water- required to knead the dough
  5. For the stuffing:
  6. Chana Dal/ Bengal Gram- 1 cup
  7. Jaggery- 1 Cup
  8. Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  9. Ghee- 1tbsp

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of ghee, water, salt and the whole wheat flour together till it forms a soft, bouncy dough. Keep this aside till the stuffing is ready by covering the dough with a damp cloth.
  2. Meanwhile, for the stuffing, cook the washed and drained chana dal in a pressure cooker till it becomes soft and mushy.
  3. Strain the dal and let this cool for some time. Grind the cooled dal along with powdered jaggery and cardamom powder to a smooth consistency.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the ground dal- jaggery mixture. Stir well continuously on low flame, till the mixture starts leaving the edges of the pan and slowly it thickens.
  5. Switch off the pan and let this mixture cool. Make some medium sized balls from the mixture and keep this aside.
  6. Make balls out of the wheat dough and take a ball flatten it with your fingers and place dal- jaggery balls in the middle and close the dough to cover the stuffing.
  7. Gently roll this using a rolling pin, do not use pressure while rolling, or else the stuffing will come out.
  8. Heat a tawa and cook the above made Puran Poli y smearing little ghee in between. Flip on both the sides and when they are equally cooked and golden brown in color remove from stove and repeat with the remaining dough and the stuffing. Serve hot.


  1. Sounds yumm i love the taste of jaggery but rarely use them. Eid mubarak !

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