Puran Poli (Vedmi)
Gujarati Puran Poli also known as Vedmi in Gujarat. This sweet Puran Poli flat bread stuffed made with lentil and jaggery stuffing. Puran Poli usually served with dollop of ghee. Puran poli is a very popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat during Holi festival, both states have a different version.
Recipe type: Flat Bread
Cuisine: Indian
For Cover/Dough
  • 1 ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil
For Puran/Stuffing
  • 1 cup Tuvar Dal/Split Pigeon Peas
  • 1 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1-2 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
Other Ingredients
  • Flour for Dusting/Rolling
  • Ghee for Applying
For Cover/Dough
  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, 2-3 pinch of salt and make a smooth, soft dough like chapati dough.
  2. Apply oil on the dough, knead it for few seconds, cover it and keep aside.
For Puran/Stuffing
  1. Wash dal, pressor cook it into a pressor cooker with required water for 5-6 whistle or 10-12 minutes.
  2. Let the pressor cooker cool down and remove the cooked dal from pressor cooker. If cooked dal has more liquid, then drain it and remove the excess water.
  3. Now press and mix the dal with spatula and make a smooth paste.
  4. Take 1 tbsp ghee in a deep and wide pan. Add the dal mixture, jaggery, and cook it and stir it continuously on medium flame till the mixture becomes thick, it will take about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, mix it well and cook it for few minutes.
  6. Now we have to check stuffing is cooked properly or not. There is a trick for that. If your spatula stands in the center of the cooked mixture and not falling down that means your mixture is cooked properly.
  1. Take the dough, divide it into 10-12 similar sized balls, cover it with cloth and keep aside.
  2. Take a one ball, dust it with flour, roll it and make thick round disk size circle.
  3. Place the full big spoon of prepared puran/stuffing on the center of the circle.
  4. Hold the all edges and cover the mixture properly, remove the excess dough and make stuffed ball.
  5. Flat it using hand palm, sprinkle some dry flour over it, roll it again and make circle like paratha or roti.
  6. Heat the griddle, turn flame on medium, place the rolled circle on it and cook both sides till it gets golden brown spots.
  7. Apply ghee on it.
  8. Use above process for remaining balls and make more Puran Poli.
  9. Puran Poli is ready to serve, now enjoy this traditional sweet dish with any Indian curry.
• You can use sugar instead of jaggery.
• You can use chana dal instead of tuvar dal.
• You can add nutmeg powder and some saffron thread into puran/stuffing to make Puran Poli more delicious and reach in taste.
• If you don’t like the taste of ginger powder then just skip it, it’s not primary.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at https://binjalsvegkitchen.com/puran-poli-vedmi/