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)
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.