Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and people across India are gearing up to mark the festival with much fervour. While you can see massive pandals being built in different areas of your city, people at home are busy refurbishing the space to welcome their beloved deity. Another factor keeping them busy nowadays is preparing yummy delicacies for Ganapati. Like all other festivals, food plays a major role in Ganeshotsav. Devotees prepare a range of sweet and savoury dishes to offer to Lord Ganesha - one such being the classic puran poli. A popular Maharashtrian sweet bread, it is widely prepared during this period of time. This time, why don't you try a different variety of puran poli that tastes just as great?
This Ganesh Chaturthi, we thought of sharing with you the South Indian version of puran poli, called obbattu. Also called Bobbatlu or Holige, the dish is popular in the regions of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Let's take you through it.
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Obbattu Vs Puran Poli: Is There Any Difference Between The Two:
At the very first glance, both puran poli and obbattu look the same. But if you dive in deep, there are some basic differences in the ingredients. As per food experts, one of the main differences is the lentils used in the recipes. While puran poli includes chana dal stuffing, tuvar dal makes a popular choice for the South Indian version due to its availability and familiar taste. Obbattu, in some regions, also makes use of coconut and a pinch of salt for added flavours.
How To Make Obbattu | South Indian-Style Puran Poli Recipe:
The recipe is super simple. While you will find atta being used in the version in Tamil Nadu, other regions prefer maida for the flakiness. In this recipe, we used maida and coconut as well. Check it out.
To start with the recipe, knead a soft maida dough and keep it aside to rest. Then prepare a filling by soaking tool dal and then boiling it. Then add ingredients like coconut, jaggery, cardamom, turmeric, and a pinch of salt to it and prepare a filling. Rest, follow the process of making stuffed paratha, and make obbattu to enjoy on Ganesh Chaturthi. Make sure you have it hot, with a dollop of ghee on it. Click here for the recipe.
Enjoy the festival with this delightful dish. For more Ganesh Chaturthi-special recipes, click here.