Obbattu /Holige is a Karnataka special sweet dish made with dal , jaggery and all purpose flour.Prepared mainly in festivals like Ugadi ,Deepavali and weddings or any other auspicious occasion.
It’s similar to Mahar-ashtrian dish Puran Poli.
We can do varieties of obbattu by making different stuffings like coconut,dry fruits etc
My personal favorite is Bele/dal obbattu.
I have shown a easy method which I learnt from my Aunt last year.
Try this easy method of preparing Obbattu and share with your family and friends.
1 cup – Maida/ all purpose flour,
1/2 tsp – turmeric powder,
Pinch of salt,
1/2 cup – water or as required,
4 tablespoons – oil
1 cup – Chana dal or toor dal,
1 1/2 cups – jaggery ,
2 to 3 – elachi/ cardamom pods/ powder
2 tablespoons – coconut powder (optional)
Prepare the dough
mix all purpose flour, turmeric and pinch of salt.
Now make a soft dough by gradually mixing water.
Pour oil on top of dough. Cover and let rest for 3 to 4 hours.
At medium heat,In a vessel add dal and water.cook dal for 20 minutes until it easily breaks into pieces when u break dal in your hand.. don’t overcook and make it mushy.
Switch of the stove and completely drain the water.
Add crushed or powdered jaggery to hot drained Chana dal. Sprinkle some cardamom and mix.
In a electric mixer, grind dal, jaggery mixture into fine paste( no water added while grinding ).filling is ready.
Knead the rested dough slightly and take a ball sized dough.
Apply oil to both your palms and flatten the dough, place ball shaped filling on flattened dough and cover it by dough , by pinching off any excess dough.
On a parchment paper, spread oil and start rolling the obbattu into a thin round shape .
Heat the pan/skillet .
Place the obbattu on hot pan and cook both sides by sprinkling some oil/ ghee.
Above recipe makes 8 to 10 Obbattu/Holige.
Enjoy by drizzling some ghee in top of it.
– Toor dal can be used instead of Chana dal.. it tastes good too.
– Add some coconut powder to filling for greater taste.
– After grinding, if filling/stuffing is not thick.. place on stove and cook by stirring until it becomes thick.