Spicy puran poli {stuffed lentil Spicy Flat bread}

spicy puran poli

Spicy lentil stuffed flat bread which is also called as “kharada holige” . It’s super soft and goes well with ridge gourd chutney (recipe follows). The lentil stuffing is covered with maida and semolina dough. If eating all purpose flour is an issue , use the same stuffing to make whole wheat paratas !

Makes about 15 medium ones

For Filling
1 cup toor dal
1 teaspoon organic turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
4-5 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh coconut
1 tablespoon oil
3 cups water for cooking the dal
2 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped

For the cover
1 cup maida / all purpose flour
1 cup fine semolina
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons oil

ridge gourd chutney


  • For the filling, wash 1 cup toor dal 2 times with water and drain.
  • Add turmeric, salt and 3 cups water.
  • Cook for 2-3 whistles until the dal is soft .
  • When the dal is hot , add coconut and mix with the dal.
  • Keep mashing the dal as much as possible with the back of a spoon.
  • Allow dal to cool down , add little at a time to a mixer and grind into smooth paste.
  • Repeat the same with all the dal and kept aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil , and when hot add green chillies.
  • Fry chillies for a minute.
  • Add all the ground dal and cook on medium flame.
  • Adjust salt if required at this stage.
  • The idea is to remove water content from dal and yet the filling should be soft.
  • Keep cooking on medium flame . This takes about 8-10 minutes depending on the water content.
  • The dal is done when it starts leaving sides of the pan and also when touched with wet palm, the filling should not stick.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • The filling should be covered so that the dal does not dry out.
  • The filling once cooled can be stored in an airtight box for 3-4 days.

For the outer cover

  • In a big bowl , add maida , semolina , salt , turmeric and oil.
  • Dry mix and adding little water at a time , make a very soft dough.
  • The dough should be almost sticky.
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil and spread on the dough evenly.
  • Cover and rest the dough for atleast 3-4 hours. The longer the dough rest the softer it will become.
  • After 2 hours, add another 2 tablespoons of oil.

To make the spicy poli

  • Take a big lemon sized ball of the filling . Grease palms to avoid sticking.
  • Pull another portion of the covering dough. Spread with hand and keep the filling in the Center.
  • Pull the dough from all sides to cover the filing.
  • Pull out any excess dough.
  • Flatten the dough with hand, this helps distribution of the filling towards the edge.
  • Take a backing sheet and grease with oil .
  • Keep a dough patty in the middle and using oil keep pushing the filing and making a flat paratha shape.
  • It can be shaped as thin as possible.
  • Heat a tawa, put the baking sheet and cook until you get brown spots .
  • Flip it and cook the other side too.
  • Add ghee on top and serve it hot with ridge gourd chutney !
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