Aug 23, 2007

Kayi Obbattu or puran poli or coconut holige

Poli/Holige is a dessert served during auspicious occasions and during important festivals such as Ugadi.Although it resembles a roti, a Holige is actually very different. The making of the holige begins with preparing the stuffing. More info click here. I tried making it for Varamahalakshmi vrata.

Ingredients: -
4 cups grated coconut
500g jaggery
3 tsp cardamom powder
500g Maida
1 tsp Turmeric
Oil
Water

Hurna Preparation: -
1. Add very little water in a pan and put jaggery in it. Cook on medium flame.
2. After the jaggery has completely melted, add the coconut gratings.
3. Stir continuously and mix well. To this mixture add cardamom power and remove from fire.
4. The mixture has to cool down completely before it can be used for stuffing.

Preparation of the Obbattu: -
1. To Maida add 2 tbsp of oil, turmeric and water and mix it well into a smooth dough.
2. Add 1 tbsp of oil on the top of the dough and keep it aside for around 10 minutes.
3. Make small balls out of the dough.
4. Make small puris out of them; place a small ball of the hurna and make a dumpling out of it.
5. Oil two banana leaves; place the above made Obbattu dumpling & roll it like Chapatis.
6. Grease the pan with oil/ghee and place the obbattu over it. When done on one side turn and apply ghee on other side. It should be golden brown in color when you remove.
7. Serve with ghee on the top. Some of them prefer sweet milk or rasam on top of it.

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