Obbattu is a famous recipe of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. This is prepared in many festival days. Kids like this very much. We can even prepare this with wheat flour. In Karnataka, they pour milk over the poli and have. I prepared Poli for Diwali.
|Maida / All purpose flour||– 2 cups|
|Salt||– 1 pinch|
|Turmeric powder||– ¼ tsp.|
|Oil or ghee||– ½ cup|
|Water||– for mixing the dough|
|Ghee or oil||– for cooking poli|
|Channa dhal / Kadalai paruppu||– 1 cup|
|Grated jaggery||– 1 ½ cups|
|Cardamom powder||– ¼ tsp.|
- Mix flour, salt, turmeric powder well.
- Add water little by little and make soft dough.
- Close and keep with a wet cloth for 1 hour.
- Now mix the flour well for 5 minutes with hand.
- Add ½ cup oil or ghee and mix well till the dough absorbs oil.
- Close with a lid and keep aside for 3 hours.
- In a pressure cooker cook the channa dhal with enough water.
- When it cools, remove the water from channa dhal and grind with jaggery and cardamom powder to smooth paste.
- If the poornam is watery, heat a pan and fry the poornam for some time.
- Take equal sized balls from poornam.
- Take equal sized balls from all purpose flour.
- Grease a banana leaf or a plastic sheet and pat the flout ball with hands.
- Place the poornam ball and close in all the sides.
- Then again pat it into a circular disc with hands applying little oil.
- Heat a tawa and fry the poli both sides by applying little ghee or oil