Gudi Padwa, the spring celebration that marks the start of the Marathi New Year, is held today, Saturday, April 2. It’s a very unique day that Maharashtrians celebrate with great zeal. When it comes to celebrations, food is an essential component. No festival is complete without delectable dishes, which are generally regarded as the glue that holds people together. Puran Poli is a traditional dish that is enjoyed on Gudi Padwa.
Here’s how to make a Puran Poli on this auspicious occasion.
You’ll need the following ingredients to prepare this flatbread packed with a sweet lentil filling made from chana dal and sugar.
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1 cup – Chana dal (soaked)
2 cups – Water
2tbsp – ghee
3 cup – Jaggery
1/4tsp – Jaiphal or nutmeg powder
1/2tsp – Cardamom powder
1/2tsp – Ginger powder or month
A pinch of salt
1 cup – Maida or Whole-wheat flour
1tsp – Oil
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Step 1: Wait for 3-4 whistles after adding the chana dal to the pressure cooker. Then drain the water and coarsely crush it.
Step 2: Fill the pressure cooker halfway with sugar/jaggery and mashed dal. Allow it to cook after thoroughly mixing it. Along with the grated nutmeg, add cardamom powder, ginger powder, and salt. Remember to maintain stirring over a low flame until the mixture is dry. Then turn off the gas and allow it to cool.
Step 3: In the meantime, knead the dough using maida or whole wheat flour (add ghee and salt). Cover the dough and set it aside for a few minutes to allow it to rise.
Step 4: Make little balls of dough and flatten them with your palms. Place a small amount of ghee and one teaspoon of the mixture you had set aside to cool. Seal the edges neatly.
Step 5: Roll it into a chapati and fry it for a minute on a Tawa or pan greased with ghee.
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That’s all. Your delicious Puran Poli is ready to be served with ghee.
On this festive Gudi Padwa occasion, enjoy the traditional and exquisite Puran Poli with your loved ones.