Puranachi Dinde

Puranachi Dinda are steamed sweet parcels stuffed with jaggery and Gram dal. It is usually prepared as an offering to snakes on Naag Panchami in the month of Shravan.


  • 1 cup chana dal, washed and pressure cooked.
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 -3 tbsp oil


  1. Knead dough by combining wheat flour, salt and oil and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Add jaggery to cooked and mashed chana dal and cook on medium heat.
  3. Once cooked, add cardamom and nutmeg powder.
  4. Roll the dough into small discs and place a spoonful of dal mixture on it.
  5. Fold the four sides of the poori to form a square shape and steam in a steamer.
  6. Serve hot Puranachi Dinda with pure ghee.

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