Thursday, September 29, 2011

Garugu Obattu | Holige with Riceflour-Coconut filling...Navaratri Special!!!!

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Happy Navaratri to all my readers and friends!!!
Although my regular cooking is very much modernized, I still prefer to indulge in the traditional dishes occasionally and especially during festivals. I select a very simple menu for festivals(though few festivals are exceptions) and I would end up making some kheer,sundal and a variety rice which makes my job easier as hubby dear does not like me spending more time in kitchen.But I miss those traditional dishes which my mom makes and which I cherished growing up.We have lots of traditional dishes which I never got to make after my marriage because of my laziness but I crave for few of them and I ask my mom to make it for me when I visit her.
We make lots of holliges like Hoornada hollige(Pappu Obattu) ,Coconut Hollige, Sogasu Obattu,Sajjige Obattu(Sajjappa), Garugu Obattu and Paala Obattu(Haalu Hollige) which tastes best on its own and has its own importance for the festivals.I generally avoid making them, as they are time consuming but I want all of them to be there in my own space and hence started making(you can say learning) them slowly.
Coming to the holliges I mentioned above Sogasu hollige, Sajjige hollige and Garugu Hollige they all look similar and all are deep fried but the filling,taste and texture of each hollige is different from the other.Sogasu and Sajjige hollige uses rawa filling which is made differently for each hollige and where as garugu hollige uses rice flour filling.I know that it is very confusing if you are hearing all these names for the first time but once I put up all these recipes you can easily differentiate them.Now let us see how to make garugu obattu.Try this hollige on one of these navratri days and enjoy it.

Garugu Obattu | Holige with Rice flour filling Recipe:(yields 20-25 approx)

Ingredients:

for filling:
1 cup Rice flour
1 cup grated fresh Coconut
1 cup Milk
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped mixed Nuts(Cashews,Muskmelon seeds,Watermelon seeds)
1/2 tsp Elaichi powder

for kanaka(outer cover):
1 cup Chiroti/Hollige rawa(baarik rava)
a fat pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Oil(to soak the kanaka)
Oil for deep frying
Method:
for filling:
  • Mix milk and rice flour without any lumps and add grated coconut and sugar to it and mix well until everything is mixed.
  • Take a thick bottom big wide vessel and pour the mixture in it and let it cook over low flame.Keep stirring continuously until it forms a thick lump.The consistency should be thick enough to form laddus out of it.
  • Add elaichi powder and chopped nuts to it and mix well.
  • Let the mixture comes to room temperature.Make it into big lemon sized balls and arrange them in a plate and keep it covered until its usage.
for Kanaka:
  • Mix chiroti rawa with a pinch of salt to it and add water to it and knead in to a very smooth dough.The consistency of the dough should be very loose than the regular roti dough.
  • Now using your fist hit the dough for few mins to get the softer dough.
  • Now place this dough in a deep vessel and pour oil over it until the dough is completely soaked in oil.Let the dough rest for a minimum of 1 hr and up to 2 hrs.Drain the excess oil and use it for other purpose.
  • See the pics to get to know the consistency of the kanaka.

for making Garugu Obattu/Hollige:
  • Cut the holige paper into a round and place it on the rolling stone which we use to roll rotis.Grease holige paper or banana leaf with oil.

  • Pinch a small amla sized dough and flatten it a bit using your hands as shown in the pics and place one round of filling and seal it properly from all the edges like how we do for parathas.

  • Now flatten it slowly with hands to get 3" diameter circle to the size of big pooris.It should not be very thick like paratha nor thin like rotis,it should be slightly thicker than poori.See the pictures for clear idea.

  • Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying in a kadai and gently place the patted hollige in oil taking care that oil would not splutter.Deep fry them until they are slightly brown on both side.
  • Drain them on kitchen towels to remove the extra oil.
  • Repeat the process for making holliges,smear the hollige paper liberally with oil and follow the same procedure.
Serve them hot/warm or at room temperature.You can store them at room temperature for two days.
Notes:
  1. Always make kanaka before proceeding to make filling which helps in saving time.
  2. As these can be stored for two days you can make them ahead if you want.But the fresh ones are more crispier and tastier.
  3. The addition of nuts is entirely optional but it adds a nice taste to every bite of hollige.
  4. If you are a health freak instead of deep frying you can even fry it on tawa like how we do for parathas,they taste still good but the deep fried ones taste anytime better.

44 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Happy Navaratri Prathi,Love this coconut flavour Hollige,yummy...

Bindu said...

Hi Prathy,

This is my first visit to your blog ..lov the step by step instructions and nice pics :-)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The Obattu looks very tempting...happy navaratri to u friend:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Navaratri dear......Love the way u presented the recipe....obattu looks delectable....can't take my eyes off that cute lil dolls.....really very cute....

Vani said...

Obbattu is looking so delicious!! Nice recipe with step-by-step photos..
Wish you and your family Happy Navaratri :)

notyet100 said...

Wish I could eat this now,..looks divine

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Happy Navaratri Prathiba....Obattu looks delicious....cute presentation.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds and looks so tempting ...yummmy

Priti said...

Looks so delicious ....I like the recipe and I love all your hollige recipes .nice pics and is that doll is you :)

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious festive holige!!! This version is new to me :))
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Radhika said...

This looks so good. The filling is so yumm. Nice clicks.

Shri said...

Happy Navaratri to you! Looks and sounds delicious; thanks for the details.

alpana said...

This looks so yummy.......Thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

O..wowo...I'm incredibly impressed..:)
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and looks lovely. Happy Navaratri to you.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very well explained. Looks absolutely delicious...

Archana said...

looks so delicious. Happy Navratri.
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Luvly Rice flour Pozhi dear.Luks divinely delicious.Luv ur Yumm blog and ur recipes, Following U.

Pavithra said...

Happy Navrathri prathy.. the obattu is just making me drool..wish i can have one now.

Kaveri said...

Happy Navarathri to you too...Obbattu looks very yum...

Suja said...

New to me,looks super yum and flavorful..thanks for sharing

divya said...

Sounds and looks so tempting ...yummmy

Umm Mymoonah said...

A new kind of sweet to me, looks very delicious with the coconut filling, yumm!

Swathi said...

Delicious with irresistible coconut filling.

Neha said...

Nice recipe...New to me...

Priya said...

Happy Navaratri wishes, garugu obattu looks extremely irresistible,love the filling..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Deep frying this one is new to me... Simply awesome pics..
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Anu said...

Looks delicious. Happy Navarathiri
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks superb, what a great and new dish for me :)

Nisha said...

Happy Navrathri . Never heard of this sweet ,looks totally tempting.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love the colour,wish I could have some,happy navaratri prathy!

DEESHA said...

i have never eaten this .. sounds yummy & easy

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Navratri.
Obattu looks yummy and tempting.Gorgeous presentation.

Sanjeeta kk said...

The sweet look so delicate and delightful!

Pushpa said...

Happy Navrathri Prathibha,coconut obattu looks delicious.

Padma said...

Happy Navarathri to you. Obattu looks very inviting. Nice clicks.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy Navaratri Prathy :)
Obattu looks delicious and very tempting..
nice clicks.

PJ said...

Happy Navrathri Prathiba.The holigae looks very tempting and the recipe is very well explained.
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Suhaina said...

wow..perfectly done...wish to try some...yumm.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh so lovely!! I love.. love Hollige.. :-)

jeyashrisuresh said...

i always love this obbatu with coconut filing. nicely made and well presented prathiba

ragashree said...

my mom is in the US and we made it yesterday and it was absolutely delicious....mom was saying its been ages since she made this...can u also upload the recipe for sogasu obbattu.... and thnx :)

Prathibha said...

@Ragashree...Thanks for letting me know that u liked it..I will try to put the recipe soon on my blog..but if you want the recipe I can share with you which is faster..:)

ragashree said...

great ...can u send me the recipe ragashree.d@gmail.com

thnx

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