Soya bean holige/Sweet stuffed roti

Soya bean Puran Poli


Puran poli/Holige is a sweetened roti stuffed with a delicious sweet fillings made with either Channa/Toor dal and jiggery. Here in this recipe I used soya bean for the stuffing in this poli instead of channa/toor dal stuffing.

Health Benefits:

Soybeans are members of the pea (legume) family of vegetables. Eating soybean-based foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including coronary heart disease. Research evidence so far suggests that it is wise to include whole soy (or soya) foods in your daily diet.

Yields: 8-10puran polis
Cooking time: 60minutes
Waiting time: 8hours/overnight (soaking beans)



  • Soya bean-1 1/2cup
  • Brown sugar/cane sugar-1 ¼-11/2 cup
  • Nutmeg powder-1/4tsp
  • Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
  • Mace(javantri) powder-a pinch

For dough:

  • Wheat flour-2cups
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Oil-1tbsp+for toasting polis


For the dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, oil, salt and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  • Grease some oil onto the dough wrap and allow it to rest for 30minutes.
  • After resting time divide the dough into equal portions roll to smooth balls in between palms and set aside.

For filling:

  • Rinse and soak soya bean overnight. After soaking time drain water and rinse thoroughly.
  • Combine soya bean with 1 1/2cup of water and pressure cook for 7-8whistles (soya bean takes more time to cook than regular dals)
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Drain the excess water( the drained water from bean can be used as a stock in soups/dals)
  • Mash the dal using potato masher if not blend it to smooth in the food processor without adding any water.
  • Add brown sugar in the pan and let it melt without adding water.
  • As the sugar starts melting add mashed/ground bean mix well and coo on a low flame for 18-20minutes or till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously.
  • Then add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, mace powder and mix well.
  • Cool slightly and divide it into equal portions and set aside.

Making Phoran puri ballsHittu

For poli:

  • Now take one portion of the dough and roll to small 3” diameter circle.
  • Place a portion of the filling in the centre and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling in.
  • Flatten the dough and roll again into 4-5”diameter circle, dusting wheat flour for rolling.
  • Cook on a tava/griddle over a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour on both the sides by drizzling some butter/oil.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make remaining polis.
  • It can be served with Kheer for an added taste (optional).

Puran poli Balls

Serve hot


  • Cooking soya bean is bit tedious compared to dals as it takes more time to cook.
  • Soya bean cooking takes time and as well it requires soaking before cooking.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 29, 2014, in Indian, Sweets and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. Nice twist to the traditional puran poli…… Vinayaka Chavithi Shubhakaankshalu. 🙂


  2. Holige with Soya bean, that’s great Chitra, you are as always amazing!!!


  3. I love soybeans, but I have heard bad things about them too… like everything I guess! :/


  4. I always love seeing what you are up to in the kitchen Chitra! Lovely!


  5. I love roti! Love how you turned it into a healthier version with the soybeans- a great excuse to be able to eat more 😀 They look delicious. Thanks so much for the likes on my posts too 🙂


  6. It is always nice to try out any dish with a variation.. this is a healthy option.


  7. Oh these look amazing! When we get to our new place I have to make these, yum!


  8. I love roti and these look great. The filling sounds delicious.


    • Yes Suzanne….It was beyond the expected taste..This is usually made in Toor dal/Channa dal…As a variation tried cooked Soya…It worked as magic…Wait to hear how this recipe turns out for yourself


  9. this is a perfect recipe for healthy food.. love it!


  10. very healthy version of Puran Poli recipe…inviting platter….looks delicious Chithra!


  11. very nutritious boli…good that u used wheat for outer layer and soya beans for stuffing


  12. Wow, love holige! Have to make some real soon! The combo of the holige & the payasam is so awesome!!


  13. Wonderful idea!Will try soon chitra to feed my fussy naughty bundles of joy!


  14. healthy menu for festival….visit my space too


  15. Wow..Nice innovative thought


  16. Poli with soya beans,now that’s a healthy and innovative attempt.


  17. Innovative and healthy puran poli.


  18. Innovative ! Loved your healthy twist !


  19. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


  20. super healthy recipe..usually made with maida na..but with soya is really a very healthy and creative idea..looks delicious Chitra!


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