Apple Puran Poli

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Apple Puran Poli

I was wondering what I can cook using apples apart from the famous pie and milkshake.  I was searching the Food network's site for some interesting recipes.  Then I saw an announcement for another event "Sweet Series", this month's theme being puran poli.  All of a sudden I got the idea of making an apple poli.  I thought of making apple halwa, like carrot halwa and then stuffing it inside the all-purpose flour dough to make polis.  To my surprise, it turned out very very tasty.  The halwa was so delicious by itself and so was the poli too.  Thanks once again DK and Siri, I would have not come up with this recipe if it was not for your  contest.

As it was my test recipe, I tried it with small quantities only.  But the next time I make this poli I'm going to double the measurements.


Apple Puran Poli Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
1 Hr25 Mins4 Polis
Apple Puran Poli
5.0 from 1 reviews
A very innovative recipe to use apple to make poli, a traditional sweet of India.
Ingredients For The Dough:
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • A Pinch Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee
Ingredients For The Stuffing:
  • 1 Grated Small Apple (Be Sure To Check That It's Sweet)
  • 1/4 To 1/2 Cup Grated Or Crumbled Milk Khoa (Khova, Mawa)
  • 2 Tablespoons Or As Per Taste) Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Ghee
  • As Needed Powdered Dhalia, Optional
Khoa and Apple
  1. Combine all purpose flour, salt and water to form a ball of dough, just like chapathi dough. Then add the ghee and knead it thoroughly. Cover the dough and let it sit for at least one hour.
  2. Cut the top and bottom of the apple.
  3. Cut top of apple
  4. Slice the apple.
  5. Slice the apple all the way

  6. Peel the skin.
  7. Peel the skin
  8. Grate the apple slices.
  9. Grate the Apple
    Grated Apple, Sugar and Grated Khoa
  10. For the halwa/puran, add the ghee in a microwave safe bowl and the grated apples, cook it for 2 minutes.
  11. Then add the sugar and khoa to the cooked apples.
  12. Add sugar
    Add Khoa
  13. Cook it for another 3 minutes or until you don't smell raw apples. Alternatively you can prepare this on stove top also. Add 2 teaspoons of ghee in a frying pan and sauteed the grated apples, until they are cooked well. Then add the sugar, let it dissolve and then add the khoya and combine it together. If this mixture is a bit watery add some more khoya or the powdered dhalia, so that the stuffing will hold together properly.
  14. Microwave the mix
  15. Apple puran and all purpose flour dough.
  16. Prepare the dough
  17. Now divide the dough into 4 equal size balls. Also take 4 equal portions of the stuffing. Make the stuffing smaller in size than the dough. Eat the rest of the halwa just like that. Everybody will ask for more.
  18. Roll the dough into a small circle.
  19. Flatten the dough
  20. Place one portion of the stuffing on the the rolled out dough.
  21. Place the mix on the dough
  22. Cover the stuffing using the dough.
  23. Collapse the dough edges
    Close dough edges
  24. Press the tip of the dough and flatten it into a disc.
  25. Flatten the top
  26. Roll out the stuffed dough into a circle, like roti.
  27. Reflatten the dough
    finalize the dough
  28. Meanwhile pre heat the tava (griddle). Place the poli on the hot tava, cook it on both sides, applying little ghee.
  29. Put it on tava
  1. The taste was unbelievable! I was really proud of my creation. My mother and my son loved it very much.
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  1. Roma

    The pictures make it so easy to follow the recipes. Nice work there , Madhu.

  2. Aparna

    I really liked your innovation with the apple puran poli here.

  3. arundathi

    what a delicious idea… and beautiful photos!

  4. TBC

    Very creative, and a nice twist to the traditional version!

  5. Bharti

    That looks delicious. A perfect breakfast.

  6. Siri

    Lovely creation Madhu 🙂 and am glad u cud solve the riddle in one go!!!


  7. Dee

    Ok, Im planning a vacation to Philly now… I would love to eat this !!! Looks so yumm!! Sent you an email ! Hugs 🙂

  8. Swati: Sugarcraft India

    Hey this is a nice twist to the pooranpoli..I make this almost every thursday during my fast with the channa dal filling ..Very innovative Madhuram!!

  9. Vaishali

    This sounds like an Indian version of apple-pie. Delicious and creative, Madhuram, and such a perfect-looking poli.

  10. ranji

    puranpoli with apple..thats a nice twist madhu…love the idea..very creative 🙂

  11. DivyA Vikram

    Looks too gorgeous Madhu..Yet to post my recipe with apples..You rock with ur perfect pictures..

  12. skribles

    the polis and its halwa looks tempting! nice idea of using apples …
    congrats on guessin the riddle correctly the first time itself!

  13. Cham

    Kids should love this polis 🙂 Nice twist 😛

  14. Kumudha

    Such a creative recipe! I love puran polis. When we don’t get good coconuts, I guess this recipe works very well during winter!

  15. JZ @ Tasty treats

    hmmm…perfect madhu! so this is puran poli..i didnt know what it was at all….looks like creativity at its best!

  16. nags

    that’s a lovely innovation to the traditional puran polis 🙂

  17. Hetal

    wonderful creation dear,great entry….

  18. Anjali Damerla

    Who would have thunk it ??!!

    Madhuram, of course 😀

    Now that is one yummy creation.
    Wait till I tell this to my Mom. She will be utterly surprised to see our traditional Puran Poli without Puran but apples!!
    Very creative, Madhuram.

  19. sia

    what a brillent idea madhu… superb!

  20. kamala

    Hi Madhu ,What a coincidence I too post puran poli now only.Urs have a good and neat look than me.Innovative filling..Great entry!!

  21. notyet100

    wow,,,nice entry for the open sESAME,,,,

  22. Uma

    nice idea to stuff roti with apples. great entry.

  23. SS

    Looks like you are getting these “All of a sudden ideas” very often and they are indeed mouthwatering !

  24. Asha

    Me drooling all over the lappy! Indian style Apple pie, love it!!:)

  25. Laksh

    Do you have to make me drool like this first thing in the morning! Brilliant I say 🙂 When are you inviting me home again. Be sure to make this. I LOVE polis. BTW the sweets and thenga podi was out of the world. Loved it!