Garg Obbatt

Happy Diwali To All my fellow bloggers and also to my viewers.

Diwali / Deepavali (Festival of Lights) is a very fun filled popular festival all over India. Hope that everyone (those who celebrate) celebrated Diwali in a grand way. Past 3 days i have making different sweets. Today i have made a special sweet which is a very typical and special Iyengar dish. This is called “Garg Obbatt” in tamil. There are various ways of making obbattu with different ingredients. “Obbattu” is a very poplular and mostly made during marriages & other special occasions.

Of course, the source for this recipe is from my mother.

Ingredients - To Dough
  • 1 Cup Maida flour
  • 1/2 Cup Semolina (Sooji Rava / Chiroti Rava)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Water to knead a dough
  • Mix all the ingredients and knead a dough keep aside for 1 hr.
Ingredients - Sweet filling / Hoorna / Purnu
  • 1 Cup Bengal gram (Chana dal / Kadale bele / Kadal Purppu)
  • 1 Cup Jaggery (Bella / Gur / Vellu )
  • 1 Cup Coconut (grated)
  • 1 tsp Raw Rice
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tsp Water
  • Roast the bengal gram and make a fine powder using blender & keep aside
  • Take a large heavy bottom wok.
  • Add jaggery + water mix well till forms to frother
  • Add coconut and stir constantly till semi thick
  • Add bengal gram powder stir then add cardamom powder again stir well
  • Add rice, stir constantly for 10 minutes till thick on low flame then switch off the flame. Cool it
Method for Obbatt
  • Take a dough & make a small balls
  • Roll them like size of puri using rolling pin
  • Fill the sweet inside and cover the edges of dough and roll them with the help of maida.
  • Heat pan and put obbatt and fry on both the sides till done. ( Do not add oil / ghee).
Tip : To get good crispy taste you have to use chiroti rava. since that is not available here in grocery stores i have an idea for you just fry the regular semolina / rava and grind it for a while till u get nice powder then add it to the dough and continue the process

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Lavanya Raj said...

My favourite obbatt..your obbatt's are tempting me.

Hope you had a Great Diwali!!

Unknown said...

Looks too good..Amma made this for diwali too..Missed all the celebrations in India..

Cham said...

Hope u had a wonderful diwali. Love ur obbatt , looks pretty

Dori said...

Yum, I'm loving all these sweets... another new one for me... sounds awesome!!!

Sia said...

Belated diwali wishes to u dear mala. and that obbatu looks delicious...

anudivya said...

Very nice Mala... I really am craving some.

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely... Never tried this before.. Hope u enjoyed your diwali!

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love obbattu .. looks lovely .. is this not called bele obbattu in kannada?

Priya Suresh said...

Yummy obbatts..delicious treats n looks too cute...

Kalai said...

Looks delicious, Mala! My MIL makes this, but I have yet to learn the technique from her. Yours looks perfect, dear! Hope you had a great Deepavali! :)

Jayashree said...

Looks lovely. The name is new to me though the dish is not. Hope you had a good diwali.

DK said...

hehe..Garg Obbatt! I know of one person called Garg and one person with last name bhatt! Cool! I will sure remember this name for ages! :) it sounds so cool :)

Wonderful recipe mala :)

Vijitha said...

Hi ya
This is my first time here.Popped in to say a big hi!

Lovelt obbatt!! looks yummy n tempting!

Unknown said...

Hi Mala,

This is a very nice blog, being Iyengars, I appreciate your effort in portraying Iyengar Cuisine. By the way I have few doubts on your recipies, how may I post it?