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Puran for Puran Puri

Cooking Time: 55 mins


1 cup Tuvar Dal (Split Pigeon Pea)

1 cup Sugar

¾ tsp Cardamom Powder

¾ tsp Nutmeg Powder

2 Pinches of Saffron Strands

2 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Method of making Puran:

  1. Wash and soak the tuvar dal in a pan with warm water for an hour

  2. In a small pan, add the tuvar dal with 1½ cups of water and place it in a pressure cooker with some water and a short cooking ring; cook for 3-4 whistles.

  3. Take a sieve and, using a spoon by mashing the dal, strain the dal into a big pan.

  4. Put the pan on low-medium heat, add the ghee, mashed dal and sugar, with a wooden spoon, stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved for 8-10 minutes.

  5. By now, the mixture must be thick, add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron strands and continue stirring for further 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.

  6. Let the puran cool completely; this will make about 10-12 puran puris.


  • Don't let the mixture go too dry, once it cools down, it will be too crumbly, and you won't be able to make round balls, so keep it moist.

  • You can freeze the puran in the freezer for 2-3 months.

How To Make Puran for Puran Puri | Recipe | The Rasoi Recipes
Puran for Puran Puri | The Rasoi Recipes


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