Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Bobatlu" as soon as we hear this word the thing that comes to our mind is festival . Yes its truely a festive food . Bobatlu has different names in different regions . In andhra it is called as 'bobatlu' , in telangana region it is called as ' bakshalu ' or ' polelu' . This 3 names are of Andhra pradesh . The same dish is called as 'Puran poli' in Tamil nadu. So different names , different recipes but same base . Some people love to have it with hot milk , some with ghee .
All these days i thought this is a tough dish to make . Somehow on pongal day i thought of trying this and i did it , for my suprise they turned out great and with ease . It didnot take more time for me . So if any of u are having same tough feeling just give a try .
- Take 1 small tea glass of chana dal / bengal gram . ( With same measurement i got 10 puri size bobatlu)
- Wash them and add 1 tea glass water and soak it for 30 mins and cook it in cooker for 4 whistles .
- In mean time take 3 tea glasses of maida , to this add pinch of salt and 1/2 tspn ghee . Mix nicely , add sufficient water and make little loose than chapathi dough . Cover this and rest this for an hour .
- Grind 2 illachis into a fine powder . Take 1 tea glass jaggery and make it as powder .
- When pressure goes off takeout that bowl . See how dry they turned . Now take a kerchief or paper towel and pour cooked dal . This step is to make dal fully dry .
- Now grind boiled chanadal into powder ( dont add water at all . We need it as powder not as paste) .
- In second round add grinded illachi powder and jaggery powder. Grind them nicely again . Before transferring grinded contents check whether u are able to make as balls . If so u can transfer them into a plate.
- Make as balls . Important thing while making balls is purnam ball should be the double size of maida ball. Try to prepare bobatlu in puri size so that there wont be any wastage . U can have how many u want .
- Now make balls out of maida dough ( dont forget this should be smaller compared to purnam ball) .
- Now take a plastic paper / cover . Smear it with oil and smear ur palm with oil . Take maida ball press it gently with hand on cover and make it to medium size . Now put purnam ball in center cover it all around with maida and make again like a ball.
- Press this again with ur hand to make it like puri . Be carefull and see that purnam doesnt come out .
- When u reach ur required thickness fry them on a hot oil greased pan on both sides. If u want u can fry them with ghee.
- Serve them hot with ghee or milk .
Labels: Sweets / Desserts