Here is an Authentic Recipe for Kalle Bela Thenginkai Obbattu ( Obbattu or Holige pronounced 'Ho' as in Home 'Li' as in Lip and 'Ge' as in Get), a traditional sweet of the South. This is easy to make and the more number of times you try this recipe, the faster you finish the procedure. This delightful recipe is my Mom's. Photos by my sister B. The procedure is illustrated step by step with pictures because 'a picture is thousand words'. Sometimes, its easy to explain when there's a picture.
Ingredients and Method:
Take 2 Cups Maida flour. Add 8 table spoons Oil and 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder. Mix into a dough using little water. Keep it aside. It is optional to soak the dough in oil.
Grind the Cooked Dal, Coconut and Jaggery with Cardamom powder (from 8 to 10 pods) and Nutmeg Powder (1 tsp). Do not add water.
Becomes Semi-Solid. At this stage add little Ghee. This will enhance the taste and flavor.(stage 2).
Hoorna is done. At this stage, when you try to make balls, Hoorna should not stick to the hand(stage 3).
Flatten the Maida Ball to a one and a half to two inchs in diameter.
Roll the stuffed Maida Ball.