Date and Sesame Purnapoli with Lion Delicacy Dates

This popular Bengali sweet dish is usually made during festivals and special occasions. It is a key part of the dessert spread in weddings and anniversaries. This is a traditional Bengali sweet dish which is made with dates, sesame seeds and jaggery. The sweet dish is iron-rich and loaded with nutrients.


  • Dough
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Ghee
  • Filling
  • 3/4 cup deseeded and finely chopped dates
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk"
  • Step 1: Add wheat flour,milk and water in a bowl combine well and make into a soft dough.
  • Step 2: Cover the dough using cloth and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Step 3: For filling take a finely chopped dates,brown sugar,sesame seeds and milk in a bowl and mix well.
  • Step 4: Divide the dough into small ball and roll out like a chapathi.
  • Step 5: Place some filling at the center and bring all the sides together in the center and close tightly.
  • Step 6: Press the sides using fingers and roll out again as before.
  • Step 7: Heat a tava and cook purnapoli until it becomes golden brown.
  • Step 8: Repeat the above steps to make rest of the purnapolis.
  • Step 9: Apply 1/4 tbsp of ghee on both sides of the purnapoli and serve it immediately😋.

Preparation time: 10 min ,Cooking time: 20 min ,Serving: 4

Lion delicacy dates

  • Energy(kcal): 239cal
  • Protein(g): 6
  • carbohydrates(g): 41
  • Fiber(g): 6.3
  • Fat(g): 5.6
  • Cholesterol(mg): 3.6
  • Sodium(mg): 11.3