Paruppu Boli - A Sweet Flat Bread with Lentils

Paruppu boli / Puran Poli

aruppu boli / Puran Poli' is one of my most favorited variety of all. 'Puruppu' means lentils and Poli refer to the sweet, soft flatbread, which melts in our mouth.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 4 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 625kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 Cups All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour for dusting
  • 4 tbsp Ghee or cooking oil

Ingredients For Stuffing:

  • 3/4 Cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 Cup split chickpea /chana dal
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder


  • . Make Jaggery syrup by adding 1/4 cup of water, cook it until jaggery becomes frothy on the top. Remove it from the stove and filter it to remove the impurities.
  • In the pressure cooker, cook bengal gram/kadalai paruppu until it becomes soft and pulpy. Drain excess water, mash it with a masher or blend it mixer to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Add the strained jaggery syrup to the mashed up Bengal gram and grated coconut, cardamom powder and cook it in the medium flame until it becomes a thicker paste.
  • Make small balls with the jaggery plus Bengal gram mixture.
  • Mix Maida, baking powder, salt and cooking oil to form soft chapathi dough. Rest the dough for 2-3 hours, which makes the poli softer.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts.
  • Pat the dough to little circles and stuff the jaggry balls inside the dough to form bigger balls.
  • Keep this dough balls in between plastic wrappers by drizzling a little oil, and make thin flat circles like chappati. here I used Ziplock plastic bags which I felt very convenient.
  • Place these flat circles in a flat pan and cook it in the low-medium heat till the dough gets completely cooked with a golden spot on both the sides. Now our Paruppu boli are ready!!


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 39g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.1mg