Homemade flat bread with coconut n jaggery stuffing or puran poli or bobatlu or holige

Homemade flat bread with coconut n jaggery stuffing or poli

This is a traditional Indian sweet prepared all over India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, with little variations and known by various names – to name a few as bobatlu (in telugu), holige (in kannada), puran poli (in hindi).

This coconut bobatlu is like a flat bread with coconut n jaggery stuffing, the outer layer would be crisp and the stuffing – sweet, gooey n heavenly ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜. If you like the taste of coconut ย (like I do ๐Ÿ’•), this sure is gonna top your favourite list!


For the outer layer:

  • 1C chiroti sooji
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ as required
  • Oil (probably 2 tbsps)

For the stuffing:

  • 1 coconut (3C of coconut meal)
  • 3C of grated organic jaggery
  • 1/2C water ๐Ÿ’ฆ
  • 4 cardamoms ground into powder
  • Little ghee for frying

How to make?

Dough for the outer layer:

  • Take chirotti sooji in a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and water ๐Ÿ’ฆ as required and make a dough (a little softer than that of the roti dough), cover and keep aside for an hour.

  • After an hour, place the dough on a chopping board and add oil little by little and knead <punch n use ur knuckles ๐Ÿ‘Š n strength ๐Ÿ’ช> until it turns like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Keep this dough covered and aside.

Coconut jaggery stuffing:

  • Break a coconut, remove the meal chop and run through the mixer and make it like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Grate jaggery and water ๐Ÿ’ฆ n heat it in a saucepan until it melts and comes to a light string consistency.ย Filter it and add freshly ground ย cardamom powder.
  • In a saucepan add ghee and fry the coconut meal until it turns fragrant. Then add the above prepared jaggery mixture to it. Simmer and stir for about 10mins until it turns out like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Later grease your fingers and palms with a little oil and make lemon size balls with it.

Finally the bobattlu:

  • With greased hands take some dough that we prepared to be used as outer layer and flatten it with our fingers on a greased sheet to a 4 to 5 inch diameter circle and place the above prepared coconut jaggery ball in between as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Now gently cover the coconut jaggery ball with the dough by gathering the edges, pinch in the center to seal, ensure it is completely covered.
  • Then gently flatten it with your fingers on the greased sheet, until it turns out into a thin roti like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Heat a non stick dosa pan, gently transfer the above flattened rotiย through your palm, on to the pan.
  • Simmer and and fry both sides until done, add a little ghee.

Homemade puran poli or bobatlu or holige

  • Using the above measurements I was able to make 10 bobattlu. They should stay fresh for upto a week.

This can be prepared on festivals and is ideal to be kept as nivedyam (offering to the God) and it tastes soo good that everyone in our family is gonna love it!

Homemade puran poli or bobatlu or holige
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P.S: Now that summer vacations have begun, my little fellow was all over while preparing & taking pics. He likes intruding when I take the pics ๐Ÿ™‚ n so plz don’t mind his hands visible in few of them ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband ๐Ÿ˜Š) . And about my likes - I love โค๏ธ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography ๐Ÿ“ธ , gardening ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover ๐ŸŒด and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family ๐Ÿ‘ช n home ๐Ÿก needs from organic grooming n beauty products ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ’† to home cleaners and food ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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