Upwas Puran Poli - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets
We are beginning the final week of this Mega Marathon on a Journey through the cuisines. I had opted to make AtoZ on Maharashtrian Sweets. Today's alphabet is U. I had a choice of making Ukadiche Modak or Undre for Ganesh Chaturthi. However, when I checked on the recipe, it's the same as how we make the Kudumulu or Kozhukattai.
Along with this version, we also make the fried Modak as well. I have two versions of this delicious dumpling. So I decided there was no point in repeating it. Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival for us too and we make an elaborate feast on the day, which includes special Ganesh Chaturthi dishes.
Without these options, it was really tough to crack U and then somebody suggested Upwas dishes, which essentially starts with Upwas in the dish name. So I decided I will check out for these dishes. One of these dishes suggested was Upvasacha sheera, where the sheera is made of chestnut flour or Rajgira flour. I wanted to check out other options, that's when I came across this recipe for Upwas Puran Poli.
It was such a delicious poli stuffed with aloo and the cover made with Rajgira flour/amaranth flour. All the Vrat dishes are mostly prepared with Singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour), kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour), rajgira ka atta (amaranth flour), sama ke chawal ka atta (Barnyard millet).
I shopped for these flours and now need to check out for other recipes to use these flours.
Anyway coming back to the upwas puran poli, this is much like your regular puran poli, only the flour and stuffing used differs. I made the poli in two ways, first by rolling it out, second by the regular method of patting the disc out. Both works out fine. The polis are so delicious that you can enjoy it as such. These also stay good as potato is used and cooked with ghee.