Thursday, March 30, 2017

Rava - Jaggery -Wheat Holige (Rava Pooranpoli)

Holige/Poli/Boli/Pooran Poli what ever you call it, it is loved by almost all. People have come a long way eating Holige during festivals, feast or functions. Holige is one of the traditional dish and is a signature dish of Indians.
There are varieties of holiges which are made from different ingredients. Different places in India have different styles in preparing Holiges. They are called as in different names too. Pooran Poli in Maharastra, Boli in Tamilnadu, Poli in Kerala, holige or Obbattu in Karnataka, bobbatlu in Telugu. In Gujarathi  it is known as Vedmi.
Varieties of holiges are available in the market. Carrot holige, coconut holige, dal/bele holige, rava holige, dates holige, nuts holige, fruits holige so and so. The basic ingredients are like sugar/jaggery, maida/all purpose flour or wheat/rava etc. You can choose your own choice and prepare Holige these days. Kova/Milk content or panner also can be used and prepare  holige.
Obbattu/Holige is normally prepared during festivals like Yugadi, Deepavali, Holi and Gowri Festivals. Holige /Obbattu prepared during the marriages and celebrations like inviting Son in Law to home for the first time.
Now a days there are lots of Holige selling shops in each road and people just buy from their and add it to their menu and enjoy eating them.
Here is a Holige which is prepared using small size rava (chiroti rava), jaggery and used wheat flour for the outer layer.
It is an  healthy option to use jaggery and wheat flour.
It is very easy to prepare and you can njoy eating Holige with ghee, milk, fresh coconut milk and  fruit rasayana(mango or banana).
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

For the Outer layer :
Wheat flour : 3 Cups
Chiroti Rava /Thin variety of semolina : 2 Tablespoons
Salt :  2 pinches
Cooking Oil : 1/2 Cup
For  stuffing :
Chiroti Rava : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 2 Cups or little more
Cardamom : 5 to 6 pods
Ghee : 1/2 Cup
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method :
1. Mix salt, chiroti rava and wheat flour with required water. Add 2 tablespoons of oil on the top and let it rest for an hour.

2. Keep water for boiling. ( 4 cups of water for 2 cups of chiroti rava).
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put 2 tablespoons of ghee. Add chiroti rava and fry on low and medium heat.
4. Fry rava till the raw smell disappear. Add boiling water and mix it nicely and let it cook for a minute.
5. Add powdered jaggery and mix it well. Let it mix well with cooked chiroti rava. Add a spoon of ghee. (Tablespoon).
6. Keep stirring till it thickens. Add the remaining ghee and cardamom and mix the  sweet content nicely.
7. Put it on a plate/tray and let it cool.
8. Divide the wheat dough in to small portions. ( 20 to 22 portions can be made).
9. Now mix the rava jaggery mixture and divide them into small portions.
10. Take a small divided portion of wheat flour and stuff a small portion of rava jaggery mixture.
11. Fold the sweet mixture in wheat flattened chapati. Give a round shape.
12. Keep a bowl of dry wheat flour by the side.
13. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean it with a kitchen tissue.
14. Take a stuffed wheat dough and dip in dry wheat and roll it on chapati plank (chapati Mane).
15. Flatten as round circle. Do not put your weight or it might tare.
16. Place this rolled sweet holige on the tava and cook on both side.
17. Holige is ready to serve. Serve Hot " Rava - Jaggery - Wheat Holige " with ghee on the top.

18. Repeat the same with remaining dough and sweet rava mixture.

Here is a video of preparing Rava - jaggery - wheat Holige 

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Note :

Wheat dough should be soft and easy to roll. Adding more oil to prepare the dough and cooking holige is optional. Adding more jaggery is optional. Rolling thin/thick holige is optional.
Do not put weight while rolling
holige. It might tare. Handle the holige with slow and soft touch. Use of sugar and all purpose flour to prepare holige instead of wheat flour and jaggery is optional. (wheat and jaggery healthy option).
Time : Total time : 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
25 Holiges can be prepared. (According to the size).

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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