Obbattu: The Indian Sweet Pancake

Obbattu, also known as holige or Puran Poli, is a popular sweet pancake from the Indian state of Karnataka.


Obbattu is made with a dough of maida flour, which is stuffed with jaggery and coconut. The dough is then rolled out into a thin sheet, and the stuffing is spread on top.

Obbattu is traditionally cooked on a Tawa (griddle) and is served hot with ghee, butter or milk. In Maharashtra, it is popularly served with “Amti” (a spicy dal preparation).

Obbattu on Tawa

There are many variations of Obbattu, with different stuffings and toppings. The most popular variation is the “Chiroti Obbattu”, which is Obbattu stuffed with dry fruits and nuts.

In recent years, Obbattu has gained popularity outside of Karnataka, and is now enjoyed by sweet lovers all over India!

So, if you’re ever in Karnataka or Mumbai, be sure to try this delicious sweet pancake. Obbattu is definitely a must-try! Bon appetite :)!

Obbattu is a popular sweet in Karnataka and is often made during festivals such as Ugadi, Sankranti, Diwali, Holi, and Ganesh Chaturthi. Obbattu can also be made with different fillings such as coconut, nuts, fruits, and chocolate. Obbattu is a deliciously sweet pancake that can be enjoyed by everyone!

So, if you’re ever in Karnataka, be sure to try Obbattu!

You won’t be disappointed.

The Hidden Secret to Thin and Soft Obbattu

The secret to making a thin and soft Obbattu lies in two important steps-

The first step is to make a soft dough with maida flour, water, and oil. The dough should be kneaded well so that it’s soft and pliable.

Soft dough

The second step is to roll the dough out into a very thin metal sheet. If the dough is rolled out too thick, the Obbattu will be thick and hard.

So, if you want to make a thin and soft Obbattu, be sure to follow these two important steps!