Today is Ugadi and the tradition is make Obattu. We celebrate both Ugadi and Tamil News years day :-). As per the tradition is karnataka I prepared Obattu today.Here is the simple recipe
FOR THE OUTER COVERING
all purpose flour 1 cup
salt a pinch
Turmeric powder a pinch
oil 2 tbsp
FOR THE STUFFING/Poornam
Bengal gram dhal 3/4 cup
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder 1/8th tsp
FOR THE COVERING
Mix all the ingredients for the covering with the required amount of
water ( you might need 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup)into a very soft pliable dough.
Apply oil on it(well covered) and let it rest for an hour for the
gluten to form
FOR THE STUFFING
Soak dhal in water for an hour
Pressure cook it it in just enough water for upto 4 whistles
Let it cool down
Now transfer this to a kadai with the jaggery
mix well and let it cook on a low flame till all the moisture is removed. Cool it
Now transfer this to a mixer and run the mixer to get a smooth dough like stuffing
Make a lemon sized ball of the covering dough and a small ball of the filling(poornam)
Roll the covering into a small circle using the flour for dusting
Keep the filling inside, cover it from all sides, pinch the extra dough off and roll into a ball again.
Now roll this filled ball into a circle taking care not to make it very thin as the filling might get burnt when cooked.
Cook it in medium flame on both sides for 2 minutes.
Apply ghee for both sides and serve warm
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