Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bobbatlu / Puran Poli

I tried ‘Bobbatlu’ for this Pongal's get together. All my friends told that they are very good. But still I have a dissatisfaction as they are not like what my mom prepares.

This time I prepared one more time for the event and this time even I am satisfied with the taste. They are like what my mom prepares.

Sending to Sweet Series event.

Learnt From: My Mom

Makes: 22 Bobbatlu


All Purpose Flour / Maida --- 2 ½ Cups (625 ml)
Channa Dal (Pachi Senaga Pappu) --- 2 Cups (500 ml)
Grated Jaggary (Bellam) --- 2 ½ cups (625 ml)
Elachi Powder --- a pinch
Oil --- for deep fry


In a bowl add 2 ½ cups of all purpose flour. Add 6-7 tblsn of oil, a pinch of salt to the flour. (Others should not know tht you have added salt to tht. So add a pinch tht’s it.) Mix well. Later add enough water to make a soft dough. Knead the dough. After kneading add 10 tblsn of oil on the dough. Soak the dough in oil. Don’t mix the dough after adding oil. Keep like tht aside. Rest the dough for 1 – 1 ½ hour.

In the mean while, in a sauce pan clean 2 cups of channa dal twice with water. Add approximately 8 cups of water to the dal. Cook the dal till the rawness goes off. Don’t cook till mashy.

Drain the water with the help of a strainer. Keep tht aside.

In the meanwhile, grate 2 1/2 cups of jaggery. Keep tht aside.

Now, grind the cooked dal in a blender to a fine powder. Sieve the grinded powder. Sieving step is optional. If you do tht ... you can make thin flat patties.

Add grated jaggery and a pinch of elachi powder to the dal. Mix well. You should mix in such a way tht the dough should become wet.

Make small balls from the dal and jaggary dough. Keep them aside. I like to eat this laddoos.

After 1 ½ hr again knead the maida dough which you have soaked in oil.
Make balls with the maida dough. Should be smaller than dal & jaggary balls.
Take an aluminu foil or a thick plastic cover.
Dip your fingers in oil.
Grease oil on the foil.
Place the maida ball on foil.
Press the ball with fingers to a flat patty.
On the top of the flat maida ball place the dal & jaggary ball.
Cover the dal & jaggary ball with the maida edges.
Remove the excess maida joints at the top.
Press gently to a flat, thin, & round shaped patty.
Make sure tht the dal & jaggary dough should not come out of maida.

Heat griddle.
Place the stuffed patty on the top of the griddle.

Fry either sides of it with oil.

Make all the rest too in this way.
Don’t pile up the fried bobbatlu on the top of the other. It sticks to the other and will tear when you try to take them.

Enjoy the taste of Bobbatlu.


Keep them open till they comes to room temperature. Later keep them in air tight container.


Good for 2-3 days.


  1. Hai sailu, first i should say thank u for ur blog, it is very useful for me. I tried "puran Poli" it came very good. Once again "Thank u", keep going.

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  3. Hi Babitha, Thank you for trying the recipe and Thank you for giving us which you made. Even I tasted it ... it was good. My "Puran Poli" got torn when I made but yours were very good.

  4. Looks delicious. Can you please send this to Sweetseries event in my blog? Details in my blog. Thanks.

  5. Hi, I tried it but the jaggery n d dal paste became very loose n i was not able to make them into there any tip that i could use from you

  6. Hi Sashi,

    Don't worry. Just add the jaggery and dal paste to a non-stick pan and cook on medium heat till the excess moisture evaporates from the paste. But be careful if you cook for too long then it will become hard after it comes to room temperature and at the same time don't let it burn at the bottom.

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