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Obbattu recipe | bele obbattu
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Obbattu recipe | bele obbattu recipe

Obbattu recipe | bele obbattu recipe
Cook Time1 hr
resting dough1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: karanataka cuisine, South Indian
Servings: 10 obbattu
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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for preparing dough

  • 2 cups maida/ all purpose flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil - for soaking dough

for chana dal filling

  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 green cardamom - crushed
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee

for coconut filling

  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 green cardamom - crushed

other ingredients

  • 2 - 3 tbsp ghee - for greasing
  • 1/2 cup maida - for dusting


for preparing dough

  • take a clean mixing bowl and mix together maida, salt, turmeric powder and ghee. add 1 cup water in intervals to make a sticky dough.
  • pour oil, turn and coat oil on all sides, rest the dough for an hour

for chana dal filling

  • pressure cook chana dal for 5 whistles, strain the excess water and grind it along with turmeric powder, cardamom powder and jaggery to a paste. 
  • heat ghee in a pan and add the paste. fry till most of the moisture is gone and it comes together like a single ball.
  • switch off. when it warm enough to handle, grease your palms and make 5 balls. keep it aside

for coconut filling

  • melt jaggery in a pan with little water until it gets thick. Add grated coconut and fry in simmer till ti leaves all moisture and thickens together
  • switch off, when it warm enough to handle, grease your palms and make 5 balls. keep it aside

filling the dough

  • take the dough and work again for a minute. divide the dough to 10 balls. 
  • flatten each portion and keep the chana dal filling/coconut filling in it, 
  • seal it carefully and keep it aside for at least 5 minutes. 
  • dust the floor and flatten each ball with filling to thin big disc. dust it enough so that it does not stick or tear. 

cooking obbattu

  • heat tawa and carefully transfer the obbattu to tawa. apply ghee and press it with help of ladle all over in simmer. 
  • turn side, apply ghee and cook till light brown spots are seen on both sides.