Pooran Poli

Pooran Poli

Pooran Poli

Puran Poli, also known as Puran Puri, Boli (Tamil), Bobbattu, Holige, Obbattu, Ubbatti, Poli.  There are basically 2 varieties of Poli 1) Coconut stuffing 2) Dhal paste stuffing.  Although Poli is a sweet lately a spicy version was innovated and known as kara poli. -Reference: Wikipedia

Serves: 4~5
Preparation time: 60min
Cooking time: 30min


  • Maida – 2cup
  • Coconut – 1nos
  • Jaggery – 250gm
  • Cardamom – 5nos
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Rice flour – 3tbsp
  • Oil – 50ml
  • Turmeric powder – ½tsp
  • Salt – ½tsp (adjust to your taste)


(for dough)

  • Add salt, turmeric powder to maida flour
  • Mix them well and make dough with water [pour water little by little]
  • Make the dough little loose [same as parotta consistency]
  • Add oil to the dough and mix it well
  • Allow it to settle for 1hr

(for pooran)

  • Grate the coconut
  • Break jaggery into finer pieces
  • Grind coconut, cardamom, rice flour by adding very little water make it into a fine paste
  • Heat a pan in a low flame
  • Add the above coconut paste
  • Add jaggery to the coconut paste
  • Mix them slowly until jaggery melts and paste become solid
  • Add ghee and mix well
  • Allow it to cool

(for pooran poli)

  • In banana leaf apply little oil for lubrication
  • Take a lime size (approx.) dough and flatten it with hand
  • Take lime size of pooran and make a stuffing in the flattened dough
  • Cover the pooan with the flattened dough to form a ball and flatten it again like stuffed parathas
  • Heat non-stick tawa pan in low flame
  • Gently turn the banana leaf on the pan, such that the poli sticks on the tawa
  • Now gently remove the banana leaf from the tawa with the help of a spoon
  • Allow it to toast on both sides in a similar fashion to parathas
  • Repeat this until dough and/or pooran is exhausted

* Where banana leaf is not available, you may use butter paper or baking sheets or any laminated papers
* Before folding the poli sprinkle little poppy seed, but be careful depending on the country you live consuming this poppy seeds might be illegal

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