Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pooran Poli / Puran Poli (Holige / Obbattu)


For the filling:
  • Channa dhal- 1cups
  • Jaggery or sugar - 1cups
  • cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
For coating:
  • All purpose flour- 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • oil - 2 tsp
  • water - as needed


  • wash chana dhal and soak it in 2 cup of  water for 1 hour.
  • Then cook it in the pressure cooker.
  • The dhal should be whole but mashable. 
  • After the dhal is cooked , remove exess water from the dhal take only dhal.
  • Heat a pan and add the dhal paste and sugar or jaggery and cook further till they blend and form a lump such that you can prepare small balls for stuffing.
  • Keep stirring on low fire so that it doesnt burn.
  • Then add cardamom powder,Prepare small lemon sized balls.
  • Mix all purpose flour, salt and turmeric powder and make a soft dough using water little by little.
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  • Allow the dought rest for 1/2 an hour.
  • The dought should be very soft and sticky.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Clean and flour a rolling surface. Take one ball of dough and flatten it with your fingers.  
  • Now keep the lemon size chana dhal ball in the middle of the dough.
  • Fold the edges of the circle over the paste and pinch together to seal.
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  • Flatten this new ball gently with your fingers and use a rolling pin and gentllye.
  • Heat pan roast both sides till brown spots appear.
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  • Serve it hot with butter or ghee.


  1. Holige---is made in mangalore ..how do you know about holige?? good recipe...anni

  2. My mom use to do this recipe in home anni..


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