Puranache Dind ( Steamed Stuffed Pancake)
Puranache Dind is an authentic Maharashtrian sweet delicacy specially made for festivals like Nag Panchami and Diwali . It is a steamed dish made from whole wheat flour with sweet Bengal gram stuffing called puran , hence the name. These aromatic and flavorful melt in mouth treats are very healthy and taste best when served piping hot topped with generous amount of home made ghee ...ahhh ! the thought itself makes me salivate :) This is also a great way to use the left over puran after making Puran Poli .
To make Puranache dind , first a sweet lentil stuffing called puran is made. Boiled Bengal gram is strained and cooked with jaggery to make Puran. Puran is flavored with fennel seeds, cardamom , nutmeg and dry ginger powder. For the outer covering a dough is made using whole wheat flour. Small discs are rolled out from the dough, puran is stuffed in it and a parcel shape is given while sealing the dind. The parcels are then steamed on banana leaves using a steamer for 15 minutes.