Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce
Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local cuisine is easily available everywhere. Lot of Marathi friends and neigbours means traditional mouth-watering food is just a heartbeat away. One of my favorites since I was a kid is Puran Poli. These are similar to rotis but with a sweet stuffing- called Puran; the outer cover or the Poli is made from all-purpose flour or a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flour.
Although, traditionally served as dessert, on occasions and festivals such as Gudi Padwa; personally, I?ve always found them perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Puran Polis are quite heavy and could easily pass off as a full meal. They are quite popular in different regions of India and are served either with sweet milk, or tangy sauce called Amti, or just with slightly warm ghee (clarified butter).
I love to eat these with Amti, the tangy sauce which is prepared using a bit of the stuffing for the polis. So in this post I am sharing the recipe for both.
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