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Poornam Boorelu recipe

Written by on August 16, 2023

Poornam Boorelu is an authentic and traditional south Indian sweet recipe made with channa dal stuffing and rice urad dal coating. it particularly belongs to Andhra cuisine and is generally served as prasadam in temples. yet this simple and easy dessert can be made at home for any occasion

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder


  • ¾ cup urad dal
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • oilfor frying



  • Firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup chana dal for 2 hours. make sure to rinse the dal and then soak it.
  • Drain off the water and transfer it to the cooker.
  • Add 1 tsp ghee and 2 cups water.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles or until the dal is cooked well.
  • Mash the dal to smooth the paste. you can also grind the dal in a mixer if you prefer.
  • Transfer the mashed dal to a large kadai.
  • Add 1 cup jaggery and start to cook on medium flame.
  • The jaggery starts to melt and combines well with mashed dal.
  • Continue to cook until the mixture starts to hold the shape.
  • Now add 1 tsp ghee and cook for a minute, or until the mixture starts to separate the pan. if the mixture is undercooked, then the stuffing will be sticky and will be difficult to make a ball.
  • Transfer to the plate and cool slightly. make sure not to overcook, or else the stuffing turns hard.
  • Now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Grease hands with ghee and makes ball-sized stuffing. you can store this stuffing in the fridge and prepare burelu when required.


  • Firstly, in a bowl soak ¾ cup urad dal and 1 cup rice for 5 hours.
  • Drain off the water and transfer it to the mixer jar. you can also grind the batter in the grinder.
  • Now add water as required, and prepare a smooth thick batter.
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl. make sure the consistency of the batter is like idli batter, if the batter is thin then will be difficult to coat.
  • Also, add 1 tsp sugar and ½ tsp salt. mix well. adding sugar will give a nice colour to burelu.
  • Now dip the purnam into the batter and drop it into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry on medium flame cooking uniformly.
  • Fry until the burelu turns golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain off the poornalu over the kitchen towel to get rid of excess oil.
  • Finally, boorelu or burelu or poornalu is ready for prasadam.
Source: Hebbars Kitchen

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