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Bele Obbattu recipe

Bele Obbattu Recipe

Obbattu Recipe: Obbattu is a traditional flatbread recipe eaten in parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa. It is made by mixing together all-purpose flour, hot water, oil or ghee along with other ingredients found locally.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Obbattu Metal Sheet (Secret Tool)
  • Pressure cooker


  • 1 cup Chana Dal (Chick peas, bele)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup Organic Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Elaichi Powder (Cadramom)
  • 2 cups Maida (All purpose flour)
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil


  • Put the 1 cup chana dal into a pressure cooker and wash it with some water.
  • Soak the water out.
  • Add 2 more cups of water into the washed 1 cup chana dal.
  • Add 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Cook this for 4-5 whistles in the pressure cooker. You should be able to crush the dal easily with your fingers.
  • Soak out the entire water from the pressure cooker.
  • Add 1 cup organic Jaggery into the cooked dal. (Bele)
  • Stir (mix) this dal and jaggery on low flame till the entire jaggery dissolves.
  • Now add 1 tsp elaichi (cardamom) powder to this mix.
  • Now grind this well in a mixer grinder and make a fine paste of it.
  • Time to prepare the dough. Add 2 cups of maida (all purpose flour) into a kadai
  • Add 2 table spoons of vegetable oil
  • Add 1/2 tea spoon of turmeric powder
  • Mis this well with loose hand.
  • Start adding water, little by little and keep mixing it till a soft dough is formed.
  • Store this dove aside for 1 hour, may be just cover it with a thin cloth. Do not refrigerate.
  • Make medium sized dough balls
  • Now, fill the grinded dal mix, in the dough balls as shown in the Video.
  • To roll very thin and fluffy Obbattu, you can use a Obbattu metal sheet (available on DumSquare.com)
    Obbattu sheet
  • Apply some cooking oil to the Obbattu sheet and spread it evenly on the metal sheet as shown in the Video.
  • Take the Obbattu dough ball and start rolling your Obbattu (See the video)
  • Now your Obbattu is ready to be cooked.
  • You can easily lift the metal sheet and place your Obbattu on a Tawa.
  • Cook both the sides on low/medium flame. You may add a little Ghee while cooking the Obbattu.
  • Enjoy your Bele Obbattu recipe. You can use jaggery added milk as a dip for Obbattu for a unique experience.


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