Figs, Dates and Coconut puran poli



Puran poli is a classic Maharastrian dish, also very famous in Gujarat. Some people make a sweet filling using chana dal /Coconut / toor dal. Puran Poli is known as Holige in Karnataka. Here I used figs, dates and coconut as a filling with the use of minimal sugar/ sweetner. However sweetner can be skipped and additionak dates csn be added .This is a sweet served during auspicious occasions and festivals
Yields: 8-10 Preparation time:  20 minutes Cooking time:

Ingredients: Dough:

  • Wheat flour-2cups
  • Salt- pinch
  • Olive oil-2tbsp+ for toasting.

For stuffing:

  • Chopped figs-200gms
  • Chopped dates-200gms
  • Grated coconut-1/2cup
  • Any milk of choice- 1/4cup
  • Sunflower spread/butter-2tbsp
  • Brown sugar- 2 – 3 tbsp (adjust as per the taste)
  • Cardamom powder-1/2tsp

Procedure: For dough:

  • In mixing bowl combine wheat flour, salt mix well and add little water at a time until everything comes together and knead to soft dough.
  • Drizzle 2tbsp oil wrap and set aside for 20-30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough to equal portions 8-10 portions and set aside.

For stuffing:

  • Soak chopped dates and figs in milk for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grate the coconut in the food processor and set aside.
  • Now place soaked dates and figs along with milk in the processor and blends it to smooth paste.
  • Heat sunflower spread in a pan add ground dates, figs paste and saute until slightly thickens.
  • Add grated coconut, sugar and continue to cook stirring continuously until the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Once the mixture thickens enough turn off the flame, stir in cardamom powder.

DatesfigsObbattu final1

For the poran poli:

  • Now take one portion of the dough ball roll to a small 3 inch diameter circle, place a potion of filling in the centre of the circle.
  • Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly, now press slightly and again roll out again into a circle of 5inch diameter.
  • Heat a non-stick tava/griddle and place the rolled puran poli and cook on a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour from both sides.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing and serve hot.

DatesfigsObbattu final2


  • Dates and figs can also be soaked in water for 1-2 hours, after soaking time drain and then blend to smooth paste.
  • Skip added sugar and use extra dates as desired

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 March 17, 2015, in Indian, Sweets. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Wow this looks and sounds delicious! I’ll definitely be trying your recipe soon. Thank you for posting!


  2. Awesome Chitra….Super healthy puran poli!!!!


  3. Delicious Chitra, I love anything with dates and figs and coconut. I am so amazed at all the wonderful dishes from India, there are so many and they are so varied. I learn so much about the food from your beautiful country.


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  5. Absolutely fantastic recipe, Chitra! What a lovely reinterpretation of a traditional favourite.


  6. Yummy puran poli. ..


  7. yum! sounds super delicious and i can’t wait to try it


  8. You always come up with very interesting and yummy healthy stuff Chithra!


  9. Happy Ugadi.. holige is very nice.

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  10. wow, those look good! Great contrast for textures and flavors.

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