How Many Calories Are There in a Puran Poli & Does It Have Any Health Benefits?
Puran Poli is a popular and traditional Indian recipe of Maharashtrian cuisine. Puran Poli is served with a tangy spicy dal which is known as Katachi Amti. Puran Poli is a sweet, flatbread which is prepared with refined flour, cooked yellow gram, Ghee, Jaggery, Cardamom, Saffron, and Nutmeg. You can skip the refined flour and prepare Puran Poli with whole wheat flour. It is far easier to roll the wheat dough since the wheat dough is less elastic and you can easily make thin bread. The circular shaped Puran Poli is a pan-griddled sweet bread stuffed with Chana dal or Toor/ Arhar dal and hence it is bound to be high in calorie. You can prepare a healthier version of Puran Poli by using whole wheat flour instead of maida and adding ghee sparingly. Also, consume it in moderate quantity.
Puran Poli prepared with whole wheat flour contains a high amount of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, B-complex vitamins, and certain minerals. The combination of wheat flour and dal provides you good quality protein that can be compared to an egg which is considered as high biological value or of excellent quality. This combination provides all the required essential amino acids which are building blocks of protein.
Jaggery contains iron, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Jaggery gradually releases energy as it is digested slower than sugar. Jaggery also aids in digestion by breaking and becoming alkaline in the digestive system. The presence of Green cardamom powder, saffron, nutmeg powder, and mace powder have essential volatile oils that boost digestion and are antispasmodic, and carminative.
Calories in Puran Poli are as given below in the table