Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tengai Obbuttu/Kayee Obbattu for Tamil New Year's Day - Flatbread With Sweet Coconut Filling

Obbuttu / Obbattu is a delicacy prepared on all happy and auspicious occassions. A Ugadi feast or a Chittirai Pirappu (Tamil new year's day ) feast is never complete without the delicious obbuttu / obbattu. It can be relished as it is or with warm milk. Savouring it with payasam /payasa might be a overkill but it is heaven for people with hopeless sweet tooth!
Coconut gratings - 1 cup
Powdered jaggery - 1 cup
Semolina - 2 tbsps
Cardamom powder - 1 pinch
1. Dissolve jaggery in half cup of warm water and strain.
2. Dry roast semolina and keep aside.
3. Grind coconut smoothly sprinkling little water.
4. Cook jaggery water and coconut paste till it becomes thick.
5. Switch off flame and mix in roasted semolina and cardamom powder.
6. Let the poornam / hoorana cool down.
Maida /Plain flour - 1 cup
Chiroti rave ( very fine semolina ) - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Salt - 1 pinch
Cooking oil - 2 tbsps
1. Mix maida, chiroti rave, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl.
2. Knead into a soft dough adding water little by little.
3. Add oil and knead again .
4. Cover with a lid and allow it to stand for about 2 hours.
1. Take a lemon size ball of dough and flatten it.
2. Take a portion of the filling, make a ball and place it on the flattened dough ball.

3. Pull the edges to seal the filling inside the dough ball.
4.Grease a plastic sheet and place the dough ball with filling on it with its sealed surface down.
5. Cover it with another greased plastic sheet.
7. Roll the dough ball with filling using a rolling pin, into a thin chapati ( flatbread).


8. Heat a greased tava on low fire.
9. Peel the rolled chapati carefully and place it on the tava.
10. Cook the obbuttu/obbattu on both sides ( with or without ghee ) till reddish brown patches appear on the surfaces.

Relish the warm crisp obbuttus/obbattus with payasam/payasa !

6 Post your Comments:

kittymatti said...

wow wow! delicious...mouthwatering!

Priya said...

Thengai polis makes me drool..yumm!

Hari Chandana said...

This looks simply amazing and delicious.. thanks for sharing !!
Indian Cuisine

LG said...

ahaa..kayi holige looks sooper yummy!

YOSEE said...


Fitted kitchen said...

Yummy...And it is good that will take very few time to cook. Thanks for shearing. Its delicious.