Kayi holige recipe | How to make Mangalore style kayi obbattu | Tasty coconut poli

By Latha on October 18th, 2016

kayi holige or kayi obbattu recipe

Kayi holige or kayi obbattu or coconut poli recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is a Mangalore style kayi holige or kayi obbattu and is very very popular in Managlore-Udupi region of Karnataka. This tasty kayi holige or kayi obbattu is very easy to prepare if the proper recipe is followed.

Mangalore style kayi holige or kayi obbattu or coconut poli is prepared using maida flour. Kayi holige (that is how it is called in Karavali and Malnad region) is thin, stiff yet very soft in texture. Flour is dusted and the holige or obbattu is rolled using a rolling pin. So this kayi holige looks very dry but it just melts in your mouth. I have tasted holige or obbattu from various parts of Karnataka. And I would say this Mangalore version is ultimate in taste. Maida flour is used in the recipe, which you can replace with wheat flour. But to get the authentic taste I would suggest using maida or all purpose flour.

In Managlore-Udupi region of Karanataka, kayi holige or bele holige is prepared on all special occasions. I learnt this recipe from my Father-in-law (He is a great cook though cooking is not his profession). Infact I prepared this under his guidence last time when I visited my hometown. I am posting this recipe now as the Diwali festival is ahead. So try this tasty holige for this Diwali.

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Kayi holige recipe

Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 25 no

Ingredients for kanaka (outer cover): (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 cup maida or all purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup water
  3. 6 tbsp coconut oil or cooking oil
  4. A pinch of food colour or turmeric powder
  5. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for hoorana (stuffing): (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 4 cup grated coconut
  2. 2 cup powdered jaggery
  3. 2 cardamom

Instructions for making kayi holige or kayi obbattu recipe:

  1. To begin with let us prepare kanaka (dough for the outer cover). Sieve and take 2 cups of maida flour in a wide bowl. Add in salt and food colour (you can replace it with turmeric powder).flour and salt for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  2. Now add in water little by little and prepare a soft dough (much softer than chapathi dough). I have used 3/4 th cup of water.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  3. Now pour in coconut oil or any other cooking oil. Spread the oil all over the dough and rest it for 30 minutes.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  4. Meantime let us prepare hoorana or stuffing. Grind 4 cups grated coconut, 2 cups jaggery and cardamom until smooth without adding any water. First you can dry grind the coconut and then grind it along with the jaggery and cardamom. Transfer it to a kadai or big frying pan.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  5. Then switch on the stove and start stirring the hoorana or stuffing (coconut and jaggery mixture) under medium flame.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  6. Continue stirring until the excess water content is dried. You can also hear a hissing noise while stirring due to the water content. When the hissing noise reduces it is done. Switch off the stove.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  7. Wait until stuffing is warm. And make small lemon sized balls. The stuffing balls should be soft but stiff.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  8. Finish making all the balls and set it aside.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  9. Now make small lemon sized balls from the kanaka or dough for the outer cover. You can not really make the balls. You need to pinch and take a small portion and drop it on a plastic sheet or banana leaf.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  10. Next dust your fingers take a kanaka (dough for the outer cover) and place a hoorana (stuffing ball) over it.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  11. Slowly push the hoorana or stuffing inside and cover it evenly with the dough.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  12. Apply the flour generously and roll it into a very thin holige or obbattu.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  13. Heat a Iron pan or tava and transfer the rolled holige or obbattu on to the tava carefully.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  14. Wait until you see bubbles here and there.soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu
  15. And then flip it and cook on the other side as well. When you see slightly brown patches here and there it is done. Enjoy Kayi holige or kayi obbattu or coconut pooran poli with ghee and enjoy!!soft dough for kayi holige or kayi obbattu

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