Puran Poli is a popular sweet bread, which is traditionally enjoyed in many states of India. It is one such sweet bread, which is known by several names across the India. Gujartis coined it as Vedmi, whereas it’s called Boli in Malayalam, Bobbattu in Telugu, Obbattu in Kannada, Ubbatti in Konkani, and simpley Puran Poli in Marathi. If you enjoy sweet breads, then you must try this easy recipe of Puran Poli which is stuffed with carrot halwa. It’s prepared using all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, mixed with salt and ghee, with the stuffing made with carrots, sugar, milk, condensed milk, cardamom, saffron, and ghee. There are only slight variations in the recipes across different states, but the underlying deliciousness remains the same. Give your guests a burst of flavours with this delicious puran poli recipe, and serve it during lunch and dinner. Other than that, you can also serve this during kitty parties, potlucks, or prepare them for lunch boxes and picnic baskets. This sweet bread is very filling, plus it's mess-free so your kids can enjoy it anytime and anywhere. So, grab your ingredients and follow us through this easy step by step recipe to make this delectable dish in no time. If you enjoy this dish, you might also like Strawberry Puran Poli, Puran Poli with a Twist, or Khakra. (Recipe: Chef Naresh Chinni at The Drunken Botanist)
250 gm all purpose flour
200 gm whole wheat flour
5 gm salt
35 ml ghee
200 gm carrot
200 gm sugar
200 ml milk
20 ml condensed milk
5 gm green cardamom
2 gm saffron
How to make Puran Poli stuffed with Carrot Halwa
To prepare this mouth-watering delicacy, take a small bowl and add a few strands of saffron along with 3 tbsps of milk in it. Keep it aside for a couple of minutes. Next, take a mixing bowl and add the flours along with salt and 20ml ghee. Add 1 tbsp of the saffron milk and knead it into a dough. Cover the bowl with a moist cloth and keep aside for 30-40 minutes.
Now, take a pan over medium flame and heat ghee in it. When the ghee is hot enough, add the grated carrots and cook till the raw smell goes away. Add the remaining saffron milk and milk, allow it to simmer, then, lower the flame and cover with a lid. Cook till the carrot is tender.
Add the sugar and condensed milk to the pan and cook until the mixture starts to thicken. Sprinkle the cardamom and cook till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan. Transfer it to a bowl and allow it to cool down.
Next, take the dough and divide it into 8 pieces. Spread the dough into discs and place the filling in the center. Pull the dough over the filling to seal it completely. Roll it into a ball and flatten it with your palm. Then, place it on a lightly greased banana leaves or plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to roll them out.
Take a tawa over medium heat and place the polis on them. Cook until light brown spots form on both sides, this takes about 2 minutes per side. Keep the polis warm while repeating the process for the rest of the dough & filling of carrot halwa.
Transfer them to a serving plate and enjoy the delicious Puran Poli stuffed with Carrot Halwa!