INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
For the dough
- Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
- Milk – 4 tablespoons
For the filling
- Finely chopped seedless dates (khajur) – ¾ cup
- Roasted and coarsely powdered sesame seeds- 2 table spoon
- Brown sugar – ¼ cup
- Milk – 2 table spoon
- Whole wheat flour for rolling
- Ghee – 1 teaspoon
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Mix one cup whole wheat flour and milk in a big bowl and knead it into soft dough. Cover it with a lid and keep aside for fifteen minutes.
- Mix the ingredients of the filling well.
- Divide the dough and filling into four equal portions and keep them aside.
- Roll out a portion into four inches diameter circle.
- Place a small portion of the filling in the centre of this rolled circle. Bring all the sides together and seal it.
- Slightly smoothen the edges and roll out the circle again.
- Heat a pan and roast the rolled puranpoli and flip to the other side.
- Cook till both the sides are done properly.
- Dab some ghee on top of the puranpoli and savour it.
- 100 grams of dates contain 282 calories, 656 mg of potassium, 2.5 grams of protein, in addition to calcium, iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and dietary fiber.
- Sesame seeds are nutty in taste and add a delicate crunch to any dish. Sesame seeds are a good source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and selenium. Sesame seeds are known to have cholesterol lowering effect, in addition to preventing high blood pressure and increases Vitamin E supplement. Sesamin, an active ingredient of sesame seeds has been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.