Paruppu Boli - A Sweet Flat Bread with Lentils

Paruppu boli / Puran Poli

This Paruppu Boli recipe is one of my most favorited variety of all. 'Puruppu' means lentils and Boli refer to the sweet, soft flatbread, which melts in our mouth.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Boli recipe, paruppu boli
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
  • 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 Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Soak Bengal gram for 20 minutes.
  • Cook the soaked gram in the pressure cooker until it becomes soft.
  • Allow it to reach the room temperature and drain excess water.
  • Grind it to a smooth and silky paste. And keep aside.
  • Make Jaggery syrup by adding 1/4 cup of water to the jaggery. Cook it until jaggery becomes frothy on the top.
  • Remove it from the stove and filter it to remove the impurities.
  • Add the strained jaggery syrup to the mashed up Bengal gram, grated coconut, cardamom powder and cook it in the medium flame until it becomes a thicker paste.
  • Allow it to cool and set aside.
  • And make small balls with the jaggery, Bengal gram mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl, add maida, baking powder, salt, turmeric powder, and cooking oil to form soft chapathi dough.
  • Rest the dough for 2-3 hours.
  • Divide the dough and the sweet mixture into equal parts.
  • Pat the dough to little circles and stuff the jaggry balls inside the dough to form bigger balls.
  • Make thin flat circles like a chappati. Drizzle oil if it sticks to the board or rollers.
  • Place these flat circles in a flat pan and cook it in the low-medium heat on both sides.
  • Serve hot or cold.


You may also use light brown sugar instead of jaggery. If you are in United States, you can get Light brown sugar in any grocery stores. 
Using light brown sugar is easy and convenient. 
Soaking bengal gram is to make it soft and the texture would be smooth and silky.


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