Friday, February 17, 2023

How to make Paruppu Poli | Poli Recipe

Paruppu poli, a delicious and soft flatbread stuffed with sweet filling made from chana dal, jaggery and flavored with cardamom powder. Though poli has many varieties, this paruppu poli is the traditional one that has been made for many festive occasions all over the India. 

I love this paruppu poli more than any other varieties. And whenever i make paruppu pooranam for kozhukattai or susiyam, i reserve some to make this delicious poli on the next day ! 

Outer layer for the poli
In this recipe, i have used equal amount of maida and wheat flour for the outer dough. It gives soft yet not chewable poli. If maida is only used for the outer dough, it needs a lot of oil for soft texture instead of chewable texture.

So in order to reduce the oil and still achieve the softer texture, i have used the both flours. But it's really up to you and make it with whatever the flour you prefer. 

Cooking the poli
To cook the poli, i highly recommend to use ghee. It gives such a aromatic flavor to the poli. This is one of the recipes that taste is directly proportional to the amount of the ghee used ! More  ghee, more delicious! So be generous in drizzling the ghee :-)

Storing the poli.
Once the poli is completely cooled, you can store this in air tight container and it stays well for a 2 days at room temperature! For longer storage, put it in refrigerator. While serving, gently warm it in the hot tava ! It's as good as freshly made. 

How to make Paruppu Poli | Poli Recipe

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Paruppu Poli,Poli recipe,Homemade Paruppu Poli Paruppu poli, a delicious and soft flatbread stuffed with sweet filling made from chana dal, jaggery and flavored with cardamom powder.
Madia - 1/4 cup
Wheat flour/Aata - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - as needed

First let's prepare the dough, take the all purpose flour/ madia and wheat flour / aata in a bowl along with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Mix it all well together.

Next add the oil and mix it with the flour well, so that it's well incorporated into the flour. Then add the water little by little and make a soft pilable dough.
Apply some oil on the top and rest for two hours. In the mean time, prepare the stuffing/chana dal pooranam and keep it ready. 
After 2 hours, divide the dough into small pieces(a little small size as of the inner stuffing). Roll them into small balls. Take a dough and flatten it with hand as small circle.
Place a stuffing on it and gather the dough from the sides and cover the stuffing as shown below. Keep the sealed side down and flatten the dough with your fingers. 
Next you can use your hand to stretch the dough or like me you can use the rolling pin and roll into small circle.
Heat the tava/pan , apply a little bit of ghee and add the rolled poli and drizzle some more ghee on the sides and top of the poli & cook until it has brown spots on both sides.
That's it. Tasty and soft paruppu poli is ready.

Related : How to make Sweet Boondi

  • Adding turmeric powder gives that authentic yellow color to the poli.
  • You can store this in refrigerator for upto 5 days.

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