Mar 29, 2009

UGADI SPECIAL BOBBATLU

BOBBATU --- HOLIGE--- OBBATU or Poli is on of the most favorite and importent sweet for south indians.we make these sweet for UGADI festival the Telugu New Year and here i am with my recipe................. INGREDIENTS FOR DOUGH:-------
All purpose flour (Maida) ------ 3 cups
Salt ----- 1/4 tea sp
Oil ---- 1/4 cup
Ghee --- 1 tab sp

METHOD: ----
In a mixing bowl add Allpurpose flour,salt mix well, now slowly add oil and ghee and rub well
Now add enough water to make a soft and sticky dough, knead well for a 5 min. then leave this a side for 2-3 hours(this is very importent for this dough you have to knead the dough very well and leave it for 2-3 hours this makes the dough soft and bobbatu will be very soft if you don't do this you may get hard bobbatu)

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:-----
Split chick peas (bengal gram, chanadal,pachi senagapappu, kadala paruppu) ---1-1/2 cups
Toor dal (kandi pappu, tovaram paruppu) ---- 1 cup
Jaggary ---- 3 cups
Cardamom powder ---- 1 tea sp
If you like you can add1/2 cup grated coconut to this
Oil and gheefor frying (1/2 and 1/2)
METHOD:----
Soak both dals for 1/2 hour then start cooking in a sauce pan and cook till dal became soft and well cooked.
In the same time grate jaggary take it in to a pan add 1 tab sp water and cook till one boil switch off the flame and let it cool and strain it in to the dal.
Now again start cooking the dal and jaggery mixture, take a aloo masher or a spoon(pappu guthi). and mash the dal well when it is cooking only.
and cook till dal and jaggery mixture become like a ball and the dal should be completely mashed,Now add cardamom powder(here if you want to add grated coconut then fry grated coconut it leaves its aroma then add it to the dal and jaggery mixture and mix well.)
now remove from the heat and leave a side to cool.
after dal and jaggay mixture became cool divide in to equal ball s.
Heat a fry pan or tawa and aply some oil or ghee keep the heat in low flame.
For making these Bobbatlu banana leaf is the best choice i think the will give a great aroma to the Bobbatu so....
Take a banana leaf or a plastic sheet and aply some oil on it
(what ever you like).
Now take a small portion of the dough and spread it on the banana leaf in to a circle and place the dal and jaggery ball in the middle of the dough circle.


And cover it with the dough from all sides.

Remove the extra dough from the top.

Aply little oil to your fingers and start pressing the ball in to a circle .

Slowly spread it out If your dough is well soked and dal mixture is well mashed and soft not too dry then you can spread it out easyly.Spread with your fingers only.
Once you finished spreading the Bobbatu. then lift the banana leaf with bobbatu and place it on the hot tawa up side down means banana leaf should be on the top and bobbatu is on the tawa and just lift and remove the bananaleaf from the bobbatu(you can use the same leaf for the next one.)

sprinkle oil around the sides and cook both sides till nice golden color.
Remove from the tawa and let it cool before storing.

Traditionaly we use only ghee for Bobbatlu,but here i used oil and ghee 1/2 and 1/2 for frying the Bobbatlu.

I made this Bobbatlu for UGADI lunch with Mamidi kaya pulihora, Ugadi pachadi and Aratikaya bajjilu,white rice and sambar
For dal and jaggery filling you can cook it in a pressure cooker.
cook dal in a pressure cooker till soft and remove the extra water (This water you can use for rasam) and grind dal in to a smooth paste and add jaggery and cook till it became like a ball and then cool it and make balls.

28 comments:

Madhumathi said...

Polis look so yummy and authentic..A nice tutorial on making the polis!

Sahaja said...

awesome :) chala bagundi...am away from home now..mee post chusi tinnantha anandamga undi :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

happy ugadi.....am drooling here dear

Ann said...

Superb post Rekha...amazed seeing the making...Its truly yummy..new to me..would love to try.Thanks

Varunavi said...

Yummy rekha,send me some....

Priya said...

SO delicious..rekha ilove this much..Belated Happy ugadi dear!

Priti said...

Happy Ugadi Rekha....Polis looks so delicious ...wow...I wish I can eat tht too :(

Poornima Nair said...

Happy Ugadi Rekha...you guys had a feast...those polis look awesome, very tempting.

Pooja said...

Nice step by step presentation rekha..Chala delicious ga vunnayi..wish to have some...

Lavanya said...

nice step by step procedure...mouthwatering!!

Deepa Hari said...

Bobbatlu looks lovely Rekha...nice step wise presentation.

Ramya Bala said...

OMG............how nice it would be if u visit us also ;)ithula step by step pic veraya?it sooooooo tempting :))))))))))))

n33ma said...

Happy Ugadi to you Rekha,bobbatlu came out perfect-wow!

Ramya said...

wonderful presentation, Actually I dont like Bobbatlu but this is the first time I got tempted by seeing the pics, will try to eat when I prepare next time, My hubby loves them very much.

Cham said...

I made it too, hope u had a wonderful Ugadi!

LG said...

umm..I can smell bobbatlu till Singapore with that ghee etc...trust you had a wonderful Ugadi

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey Rekha,
M new to ur blog....
Happy Ugadi nd obbattu looks yumm i tried it once it nvr came up to the mark so nvr tried again think after looking at the obattu again i ve to try.. :)

Sanghi said...

Oooohh.. Happy ugadi Rekha! I'm drooling over those. Send me the whole plate dear..! very tempting!

Curry Leaf said...

The polis are looking delicious.Love the step wise pics and also the Ugadi thali is inviting with an array of dishes.I now know you had a wonderful ugadi.

Usha said...

Polis look awesome and tempting ! Happy Ugadi !

DEESHA said...

hope you had a wonderful ugadi .. they look soo yum & have come out soo perfect rekha

Superchef said...

happy ugadi to you too..i soo love these stuffed polis. :)

Vidhya said...

Poli looks perfect. Hope you had a wonderful day...

Vibaas said...

Polis look perfect. i have never tasted malpuas and they look so mouthwatering!!

notyet100 said...

lovely pictorial rekha,..brought back so mny memories of singapore,.;-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh iam late for these yummies...Looks awesome...Droolworthy....

Anonymous said...

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amru said...

I just tried making this over the weekend. They came out very nice. I had to make twice the amount of batter to match the stuffing. But the taste is really good.