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Oct 11, 2011

Puran Poli / Obbattu

         Obbattu / Puran Poli is one of my fav childhood snack. I love both dal n coconut puran polis. I remember those childhood days, where one of my neighbor aunty who often makes this obattu for all pooja n festivals. she never missed to share with me. She used to make small thick polis with both coconut and dal stuffing. Those are very delicious polis. I have tried this poli 3 times before with all combos but this this is the first time it came out well and i was fully satisfied with the taste and texture....with the same puran you can also make deep fried version with maida as dipping, called Suzhiyam/Kalla Paniyaram.Check out the link for that recipe. Now to the delicious puran polis...
For outer dough
  1. Maida/all purpose flour     1 cup
  2. Turmeric     a pinch
  3. Salt     to taste
  4. Oil    2 tbsp
  5. Water    as needed
  • Take a wide bowl, add flour, turmeric powder,salt and oil and mix well n crumble it and using water knead it to a soft, smooth and pliable dough.
  • Let the dough rest for 30 minutes ...cover it using a damp clothe or plastic wrap and keep aside.
For filling
  1. Chana dal    1/2cup
  2. Tuvar dal   1/2 cup
  3. Jaggery (powdered)   1 cup
  4. Cradamom    4 no.s(crushed)
  5. or cardamom powder   1/4 tsp
  6. Coconut    2 tbsp(shredded)
  • Wash and soak chana and tuvar dal for at least half an hour.
  • After that cook dal with enough water until soft but not mushy.
  • Drain the excess water(using colander) and grind the drained n cooked dal along with powdered jaggery to smooth mixture.
  • Now heat pan/vessel roast shredded coconut(fresh) till moisture dries up and add the ground chana n jaggery.
  • Keep stirring and add cardamom powder and keep stirring in high flame for 4-5 minutes till the mixture gets thicken and moisture leaves.
  • Thats it dal puran is ready now and allow the pooranam to cool completely.

For Puran Poli
  • Now divide the kneaded maida dough in to 10 equal lemon sized balls.
  • Likewise divide the poornam also in to 10 small ball shaped and keep aside.
  • Using rolling pan or firm base, take one maida balls and gently press or roll to a 3" disc and keep one filling in the center and bring all the edges together and seal it by pressing all the ends together.
  • now again roll the stuffed ball to 6" thick  or 8" thin poli .
  • Do the same for all dough and filling .
  • Now heat a tawa/griddle, smear ghee and toast one poli on medium high flame.
  • After 1-2 minutes flip the poli and cook till done...brown spots appear on both sides of the poli.
  • Remove from tawa/griddle, smear some more ghee on the hot poli.
  • Yummy Puran polis are ready to enjoy !!!  Enjoy Hot or Warm.

Instead of tuvar dal you can also make this puran poli with chana dal alone.
Adding coconut is optional.
You can also add some sesame seeds along with coconut ,then roast n proceed.


  1. Looks so delicious and just now I finished making purana poli,will post it soon.

  2. POlis look so delicious ......The pictures make them more wanted.......Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice detailed explanation and tempting poli..

  4. wow, love these and great step-by-step pics.

  5. Hi dear..looks very tempting!!I too like this a lot,wished to make it..boookmarking yours!!

  6. Yumm Puran Poli Recipe dear,Well presented and a detailed recipe too.

  7. Yummy yum yum are the words that come to me when I saw this.So very well explained too.

  8. xcellent recipe and this presentation shld b cald a project on puran poli....gud job dear

  9. Looks superb, love to have this with a dollop of ghee.

  10. WOW these polis...they look really good...nice presentation.

  11. Yummy looking polis...looks yumm

  12. 0longback i want to try poli...i like it very much,,poli looks perfect n soft sangee!

  13. Any leftover there Sangee, just drooling over those stack of polis,yummm..

  14. looks yummy and delicious sangee ........

  15. well presented .....perfectly done dear

  16. Soft & delicious poli :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Puran poli is called as Holige in Mangalore and I simply love the taste - especially when eaten warm with a dollop of butter - memories of childhood! Your pictures look awesome & puran polis are very tempting

  18. Oh my goodness, this looks scrumptious. I'm so, so tempted!

  19. Wow..Lovely looking puran polies...

  20. Looks so delicious....n perfect....nice pics

  21. I tried this today. came out well.
    nice recipe.

  22. @whoamI...thanx for trying this glad to hear from u :)

  23. Looks so tempting...can we use wheat flour instead of maida


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