Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's a sweetblog!

I believe that the festive spirit indeed begins at home.. home is where the heart is and the heart is where the sweet is ;-) doesn't it sound true especially for Diwali .

After a heavy doze of sweets, am now on an absolutely nosweet diet hopefully to last for the rest of the week at least.However, I am not going to disappoint the Indian sweet cravers.

here's a recipe for puran poli that can be made anytime anywhere if you have the ingredients and the inclination to try this Indian sweet .

A small note.
Let me add to this, getting a perfect round puran poli is something one gets to perfect over the time.
I am sure,making the best use of this recipe can expand your experience & enrich your tastebuds in the best possible way..

Puran poli:

2 cups. bengal gram (channa dal)
2 cups. jaggery
1 tsp. cardamom powder
1 cup. plain flour
1 tbsp. ghee
1 tbsp. oil for brushing
Warm water to knead dough
Ghee or oil for shallow fry


Boil bengal gram in water till soft and drain. Mash jaggery till lumps break, mix well into dal.
Put mixture in a heavy based saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed.
Add cardamom powder and grind the mixture to a thick paste to make small balls. Keep aside.
Mix ghee, flour, add enough water to make a soft dough. Brush with a oil and knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth.Cover with a lid and set aside for 1 hour.

Take a small sized ball of dough, roll into a small round. Place same sized ball of sweet mix in the centre and seal.and again,roll carefully to a medium sized round rotis. Heat an iron tava over medium heat.Shallow fry on tava like a paratha adding ghee or oil on both sides. Roast till golden brown.Serve hot.