Soya bean holige/Sweet stuffed roti

Soya bean Puran Poli

About:

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)

Ingredients:

Stuffing:

  • 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

Procedure:

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

Note:

  • 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.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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. 🙂

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

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

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

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  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 🙂

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

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

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

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    • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. Wow..Nice innovative thought

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

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  17. Innovative and healthy puran poli.

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  18. Innovative ! Loved your healthy twist !

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  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!

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  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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