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Poornam Borrelu | Poornalu

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

Poornalu is a traditional Indian Sweet made in the Telugu States, popularly made during festivals and weddings. The outer layer is made with rice and urad dal and the inner layer is the sweet filling made with chana dal and jaggery.

Cuisine: Indian Course: Dessert Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 40 Min Total Time: 50 min .

Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1

Calories: 171. Carbs: 19g. Fat: 4g. Protein: 24g


For Batter:

  • 1 cup Urad Dal

  • 1 Cup Rice

  • A pinch of salt

For Sweet Filling:

  • 1 cup Chana Dal

  • 1 cup Jaggery

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Chironji

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Powder

  • 2 Teaspoon Ghee

  • Oil for Deep Fry


  1. Soak 1 cup urad dal, 2 cup rice for 5-6 hour or overnight. Make a smooth batter and add a pinch of salt. Mix well and keep it aside.

  2. In a pressure cooker add 1 cup chana dal. Wash the dal and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

  3. Once the pressure releases, take out any excess water.

  4. Add 1 cup jaggery and mix well.

  5. Mash with mixture with a masher and make a smooth paste.

  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1 teaspoon choronji, 1 tablespoon coconut powder and mix well.

  7. Add 2 teaspoons ghee, mix well and turn off the stove. Let it cool.

  8. Once the mixture is cool make small balls and keep it aside.

  9. Heat oil in a kadai, add the sweet ball in the dosa batter and put it in the hot oil as shown in the video.

  10. Fry the poonalu until light golden brown.11. Take it out and enjoy the yummy poonalu.

Watch the Video for Procedure:

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