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Obbattu | Bele Holige | Puran Poli

Obbattu | Bele Holige | Puran Poli is a Indian Sweet flatbreads filled with lentils made from either Chana Dal or Toor Dal and organic jaggery.
Course Sweets
Cuisine Andhra, Indian, Karnataka, Maharstarian
Keyword Diwali, Festivals, Ganesha Chaturthi, Holi, Ugadi
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 Makes
Calories 308kcal
Author Muktha H S


For Sweet Filling / Puran /Hoorna

  • 1 Cup Toor Dal or Chana Dal
  • 2 ½ Cup Water for pressure cooking
  • 1 Cup Organic Jaggery Powder
  • ¼ cup Fresh Coconut , optional
  • ¾ teaspoon Dry Ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel Seeds Powder
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg

For Dough

  • 1 ¾ Cup Wholewheat flour
  • ¼ Cup Fine Sooji / Rava
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water as required
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee/clarified butter ,for dough

Other Ingredients

  • Wheatflour for dusting
  • Ghee/oil for Roasting Obbattu/Puran Poli


To make Filling/ Puran / Hoorna

  • Wash ,rinse and soak toor dal in water for 3-4 hours.
  • Rinse the soaked dal, add water and pressure cook ,when whistle is about to come ,turn off the flame. Orelse you can even cook in open vessel till , lentils cracks and can be pressed between the fingers.
  • Drain the water completely and save it to make Obbattu Saaru (amti ) later.
  • Take cooked dal in the same pressure cooker or pan , add powdered jaggery and keep on a low flame.
  • Allow jaggery to melt completely and once it starts to bubble , add coconut , and mix well, continue to cook. 
  • Once it thickens and becomes completely dry , add dry ginger powder , cardamom powder and pinch of nutmeg powder.
  • Mix well everything and turn off the flame.
  • Make big lime size balls and set aside.

For Dough :

  • Take  1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour , ¼ cup fine sooji/rava ,2 tablespoon of ghee, pinch of salt and ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder in a bowl. Mix well  everything.
  • Now add water as required part by part and knead the dough to smooth.
  • Once dough is well kneaded , smear 1 teaspoon of ghee over the prepared dough and cover the bowl with a damp muslin cloth and set aside for 1-2 hrs , minimum 30 minutes.

Preparing the Roti / Poli 

  • Dust some flour on worktop .Take the medium sized ball from the dough and roll dough into a circle , of 3 inch circumference.
  • Place the prepared portion of sweet filling /puran / hoorna ball at the centre of the rolled dough. 
  • Bring the dough edges to the centre, join them together and pinch off extra dough.
  • Gently press the dough and flatten it. Dust some flour and with a rolling pin , roll into a circle of desired size .
  • Apply a teaspoon of ghee/clarified butter on griddle/tava and heat it. 
  • Once it's hot enough ,place the rolled roti on the griddle .
  • Drizzle some ghee on top and corners , cook till the base looks firm and browned.
  • Flip and cook on other side. Apply some ghee , turn over and cook uniformly on both sides.



Calories: 308kcal