Bobbattu or pappu bakshal, traditional Indian food recipes are also known as obbattu, holige, or Puran Poli...
Bobbattu or pappu bakshal, traditional Indian food recipes are also known as obbattu, holige, or Puran Poli is a sweet flat chapati (bread) made primarily with wheat flour, chana dal and sugar. It is being believed for long periods, that Puran Poli is native to Maharashtrian regions and a Marathi cuisine, But it is basically a Karnataka recipe prepared in various ways, but our favourite is pappu bakshalu prepared during festivals like Diwali, Sankranthi and Ugadi.
According to the various regions, this pappu bakshalu, easy and healthy Indian recipes are known with different names like in
Bobbatlu in Telugu
Obbattu or Holiga in Kannada and
Puran poli in Marathi
Pre-cooked chana dal is used to stuff with the wheat flour outer layer that is sweetened with sugar. These quick and easy recipes (sweets) can be served by smearing a dollop of ghee and have it cold or hot. We usually love to have hot. Othere ingredients include
1 cup wheat flour
½ cup water (or as required)
¼ cup oil (to soak)
1 cup chana dal
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
Ghee for frying and serving
Know the difference between Puran poli and Bakshalu or pappu bobbattlu
Pappu bakshalu is made with whole wheat flour and cooked chana dal mixed in sugar without adding turmeric to it.
Karnataka style Puran poli is made out of all-purpose flour by pressing with hands instead of rolling. They add turmeric to get that yellow texture.
Tips to make perfect bobbattu, a continental veg food recipes to have during festivals
Knead the dough very well to get the elastic-like texture
While mixing the wheat flour dough, use oil for a better texture and to ensure the dough is not sticky.
Chana dal has to be cooked and ground well after cooling, otherwise, there will be a possibility of breaking
As Bobbattu, the quintessential sweet in weddings is primarily made of chana dal is good for your health too. This chana dal exfoliates your dead skin.