Obattu
3
8-10 Servings ~ 1 Hour
  • This is an authentic sweet. This is called by different names such as Holige, Obattu, Puran Poli, Phozhi in south india. There a lots of varieties too like Coconut (Kai) Holige, Sugar (sakkare) Holige, Sesame Seeds Holige etc. This is usually made for Ugadi and Lashmi puja at my maternal home. Its a favourite in my maternal family and my mom ends up making this for all major festivals.
  • This time when she was at my place, I asked her to make this for me.

Obattu/ Bele Holige

This is an authentic sweet. This is called by different names such as Holige, Obattu, Puran Poli, Phozhi in south india. There a lots of varieties too like Coconut (Kai) Holige, Sugar (sakkare) Holige, Sesame Seeds Holige etc. This is usually made for Ugadi and Lashmi puja at my maternal home. Its a favourite in my maternal family and my mom ends up making this for all major festivals.

This time when she was at my place, I asked her to make this for me.

Method:

– In a bowl, add maida, salt and oil. Add water little by little and make it into a smooth dough. Cover and keep aside for 1 hour.

– Wash toor dal and cook in 2 1/2 cups of water for 1 whistle in a pressure cooker.
– When the pressure releases, strain the dal and save water for Obattu Saaru or add to other gravies.
– In a heavy bottom vessel, put the cooked dal, jagaree, cardamom powder and grated dry coconut. Mix well.
– Mix well till the jagaree melts and keep cooking till the moisture is 75-80% evaporated.
– Cool the mixture completely.
– Put this mixture into a mixer jar and pulse till soft.
– If you feel that the mixture is too loose, just remove it back to the heavy bottom vessel and cook till the moisture almost evaporates.
– Cool the mixture completely.

– Take a small portion of the mixture and shape into a small ball.
– Repeat process for the entire mixture.

– Take a portion of the maida dough which is almost equal to that of the dal mixture balls.
– Apply few drops of oil on your palm and flatten the maida dough.
– Keep a dal mixute ball in the center and cover from all sides using the maida dough.

– Repeat process for the entire mixture.
– Grease a plasic sheet with a few drops of oil. Take the stuffed maida ball and either roll out using a rolling-pin or spread using your fingers.

– Heat a tawa and place the rolled Obattu onto the tawa.
– Apply ghee on both sides and cook like chapattis.
– Serve with or without Ghee and/or Milk.

3 thoughts on “Obattu/ Bele Holige

  1. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might check things out. This sweet is one of my favourite and i have never made it here for jst the two of us. Will try making this some time. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.

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