Bili holige or rice flour stuffed paratha is a flatbread with mildly spiced rice flour dough stuffed inside a wheat flour covering.
It is easy to make with minimum ingredients from any Indian kitchen pantry . Gets ready within 30 minutes from start to finish.
You can serve this with any spicy curry like Egg masala , stuffed baingan (yennegayi) or spicy chicken curry.
Bili Holige is a speciality recipe from Karnataka which is not very common. It’s in the verge of lost recipes of Karnataka.
Bili is kannada means “white” and holige refers to “ sweet flat bread / puran poli “ but Unlike traditional pooran polis , these bili holiges are not sweet ones but savoury variety .
To make stuffing
1 cup rice flour
2 teaspoon green chilli paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
1 ¾ cup water approximately (adjust as required , depends on flour)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oil
For outer covering dough
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water or as required
How to make Bili Holige
Dough for outer covering
Into a mixing bowl , add all-purpose flour, wheat flour, salt and mix well.
Make a well at the centre ; add water and oil.
Mix well to make a smooth dough. Cover with a kitchen napkin and set aside for 20-30 minutes.
To make rice flour stuffing
Whilst, in a sauce pan , bring water to rolling boiling.
Add green chilli paste , grated ginger , coriander leaves , cumin seeds , salt and oil to the boiling water.
Now regulate the heat to medium -low and add rice flour.
Mix well everything, cover and keep on simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the stove and mix well everything.
Transfer it on a wide plate , when you can handle the heat ; knead to smooth dough ( make sure that dough is still warm)
Make equal size balls and cover with a damp cloth.
To roll paratha
Now pinch some dough for outer covering and roll into a 4-inch size small disc.
Place a prepared rice flour dough ball at centre, bring all outer edges together and cover.
Now roll paratha into 6-inch diameter circle.
To roast paratha
Heat a iron griddle and spread some oil over the tava .
Place rolled paratha on hot griddle .
Drizzle some oil on sides ; flip and cook until brown spots appears on both sides.
Serve Bili holige with any spicy curry of your choice.
you doing excellent job dear!
If sarvesh sees this he wont eat the food cooked by me!
Cake is really mouth watering dish!!!!!!!
Thank You Mam!
Wow Muktha! You're such a fantastic cook!
I love puran poli btw 🙂
Thanks Canary! Let me know if you try 🙂
Hey, Thank you!
I have tried this,it came out really well. I tried dough with all purpose floor only without wheat, That was also really good.