Kadalai Paruppu Puranam Poli | Paruppu Sweet Poli | Puran Poli

Kadalai Paruppu Puranam Poli | Paruppu Sweet Poli | Puran Poli 

Kadalai Paruppu Puranam Poli/ Sweet Paruppu poli

The popular and traditional poli/boli varieties are a must-have for every Tamil New Year celebration. Poli is a maida dough flatbread with a filling inside. Puranam is the Tamil word for stuffing. Traditional stuffings or puranams include kadalai paruppu (Bengal gram dal) puranam, Thengai (Coconut) puranam, and my family's Sojji (Kesari)puranam poli.
I've included kadalai paruppu sweet poli recipe in this article.


For Outer Dough-

Maida-1 cup heaped
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt -1/2 tsp
Gingelly oil-1 tsp

For Puranam(Filling)-

Bengal gram dal (Kadalai paruppu)-1 cup
Jaggery-3/4 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch 

Recipe Video

Method -

For Making Outer Dough-

👉In a bowl mix maida, salt, turmeric powder and gingelly oil along with water that is added little by little to  make a soft pliable dough.Cover with lid and allow the dough to rest for minimum 2 hours . Knead the dough intermittently.

For stuffing/puranam -

👉Pressure cook the Bengal gram dal for 3-4 whistles along with 1 1/4 cup water, mash it set aside.

👉Heat the jaggery along with 1/4 cup water and dissolve it completely, bring to a boil and strain it to remove impurities. 

Again add the strained jaggery to the pan and boil for 2-4 mins.Now add cardamom powder,a pinch of salt mix well .

👉Add the mashed dal and mix well.
👉Continue to keep stirring until the mixture thickens and all the moisture is completely absorbed.Puranam or stuffing is ready.
👉Allow the puranam to cool down completely.


👉Make lemon sized balls of the puranam or stuffing set aside.

To Make Poli-

Cut and grease 2-4  big circular chapati sized banana leaf or plastic sheet or aluminium foil with ghee or gingelly oil and keep it ready.

👉Take a big lemon sized balls of the dough and place it on greased banana leaf/ clean plastic sheet /aluminium foil and flatten it a bit.

👉Place a small lemon sized puranam in the centre of the dough close it and seal it completely.

👉Now again using your finger tips flatten the dough into chapati shapes.

👉Heat a tawa,now gently transfer the poli from the plantain leaf on to it . Drizzle ghee or gingelly oil and cook for 2 minutes on one side flip and again cook it until you get slight golden colour on both sides.

Serve with ghee.

Shelf life of poli -2 days.
Yeild-10 polis

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