It’s that time of the year, when you are way too anxious for a festive meal that has extra special sweet, snack, rice, curry and many more deliciously delicious food. When you are hungry for a meal which doesn’t happen to be a everyday affair, then it must be a festival. Tomorrow it’s one such festival Ugadi or Yugadi that marks beginning of the year as per Lunar calendar. All over Karnataka, traditional puran poli is usually prepared during this festive season. But dates puran poli recipe is what I am lately hooked on to. So thought it could be apt for this festival too.
Making dates puran poli is an elaborated process requiring prolonged presence of yourself in kitchen with sauteing, kneading, stuffing, rolling and cooking. I am usually accompanied by a helping hand whenever I plan such lengthy cooking. But this time it’s only me who could whip up super delicious flat bread single handed. So right now I pause for while to applause myself. Is that allowed??
Fresh dates are an awesome gift from this land which I usually put in to utmost use. The pitted dates are soaked in warm water to make them really soft and then pureed in blender which then sauteed with desiccated coconut. Sauteing makes the dates puree thick which then holds shape for stuffing in the dough. Rolling such stuffed dough on a oil smeared polythene would be hassle free as you get the experience. So why don’t you try dates puran poli this year and get hold of it??