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April 10, 2013

UGADI RECIPES – OBBATTU , UGADI PACHADI

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poli - pachadi
I wish all my friends a very happy ugadi. Hope u all busy with ugadi preparations..Though we don’t celebrate this festival at home , i love ugadi pachadi and poli with coconut stuffing.. We tamilians celebrate Tamil new year which falls on 14th of this month.We prepare Mango pachadi and rice payasam along with other lunch recipes. My friends here and in Andhra celebrate this festival in a grand manner. I asked them about their lunch menu for ugadi and they gave me a big list Smile .. But i thought of trying this famous ugadi pachadi and obbatu recipe among them. I got these recipes from my friend Megha.She said obattu and ugadi pachadi will be in their menu for sure..Other than this they prepare Mango rice / puliohara , Vada, sambar , Sundal ,chitranna ( Variety rice) and it goes on.. Surprised smile 
I’ll start with ugadi pachadi. Its the easiest pachadi i’ve ever made. We too make mango pachadi on Tamil new year day but its a bit time consuming process. But this recipe needs no cooking. Its just a mixture of 6 tastes ie , sweet , salt , spice , sour, tangy and bitter.. I liked it very much Smile with tongue out.. Adjust the quantity of ingredients based on ur liking.. I am not happy with the pictures. I’ll update it very soon..  :(

ugadi pachadi closeup
INGREDIENTS
  • Raw mango – 1/4 cup
  • Grated jaggery – 3 tbsp
  • Tamarind – Big gooseberry size or 2 tsp extract
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Crushed Neem flower – 1 tbsp (i used dried one, fresh would be fine)
  • Coconut bits – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Water – as needed
  • Salt – little

Ugadi pachadi ingredients
METHOD
  • Wash and chop the raw mango pieces finely.Soak tamarind in water and take the extract ..
  • In a bowl , take the raw mango pieces  , tamarind extract , red chilli powder , grated jaggery , salt and mix well.
  • Add little water to adjust the consistency based on ur liking..
  • Some like it to have it thick and some likes to be thin. Please add water accordingly.
pachadi tile1

OBBATU / BOLI / PURAN POLI/BOBATTU
Usually i make poli using the left over channa dal puran. Yesterday when i went for shopping i saw a newly opened stall for selling obbattu and other snacks for ugadi especially..I bought some to taste. It was very nice. The thing is they make obbattu in front of us and they serve it really hot. So i was able to see how they rolled , the consistency of dough , puran etc.With that help,i tried it. It was very tasty ..We loved it a lot.It came out soft and thin.Oil is the most important ingredient here. The more oil u add , the more tasty the poli.. Use sesame oil / Gingely oil to get a nice taste.So no need to worry about adding more oil as it is is very good for health.Also the consistency of dough should be loose.. It should not be sticky, adding more oil make it non sticky. I have tried to give the quantity of water and oil what i used. Try and adjust if more quantity is needed.Keep the dough covered for 1 hour minimum which also helps to get soft poli. I used obbattu sheet to roll them. In india, u can get in all stores. It costs just 2 rs.. If u don’t get it , u can use either banana leaf or good quality polythene sheet. Grease it with oil and make the shape..
Poli
INGREDIENTS
For dough
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Gingely oil – 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup (little less , may be 1 tbsp)
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch (optional)
For stuffing / Puran
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery – 3/4 – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – Very little
Poli / Obattu sheet  - 1 no ( cut into round shape)
Ghee – 1 tbsp ( for greasing the poli , optional)

METHOD
  • In a wide bowl , take the flour , salt , turmeric powder , soda , oil and mix well.Add water and make a sticky dough. Then apply 1 tbsp of oil over the dough and mix well to make it non-sticky. Add more oil if necessary..Keep it covered for minimum of 30 minutes to maximum of 2 hours. The more time u keep the dough the more soft it would be.
poli tile1
  • Start making puran now. Grate coconut and jaggery.Grind the coconut in Mixie to make it a fine powder.In a non-stick pan , melt the jaggery adding little water just to cover it..Strain the impurities using a metal strainer if necessary.
poli tile3
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  • Again boil the syrup till it becomes frothy and raw smell of jaggery leaves it. It will take 5-8 mins in low flame.. Then add the grated coconut and mix well till it becomes thick.
  • Switch off the flame and add the cardamom powder. Mix well and allow it to cool..
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  • Now take the dough , knead well for 10 minutes. The dough should be loose , elastic and pliable. Add more oil if it sticks..
  • Take a small lemon sized ball of dough and equal sized ball of puran. Pat the dough to make a thick small circle and keep the puran in the middle.
poli tile5
  • Bring all the corners to the middle and close the ball. Roll it well.
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  • Cut the obbattu sheet into round shape and grease it with oil.Place the ball and press it with ur hands to make it very thin. Press it to make it round as per the size of the sheet.
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  • Heat dosa tawa , drizzle little oil and put the obbattu along with the sheet and remove the sheet alone in a second . Cook the poli for few seconds , flip it and again cook for another few seconds. Make sure u don’t over cook it. It will be roasted and becomes like an papad…Cooking has to be done very fastly..
poli tile9
  • After removing from the tawa , grease it with ghee for additional taste and flavour..Enjoy !
Note : After it cools down , u can store them in a box for 2-3 days.



23 comments :

  1. Looks super yummy,Chitra!! :)
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  2. Happy Ugadi Chitra... Love your poli recipe :-)

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  3. Happy Ugadi wishes Chitra, both poli and pachadi are fabulous,cant imagine ugadi without these two.

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  4. Happy Ugadi to you too Chitra; Poli and pacchadi looks delicious

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  5. delicious poli and pachadi!!! we also prepare poli and pachadi for tamil new year...
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  6. Looks yummy . Seems like a tradition to prepare in your festival Ugadi!

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  7. Tempting polis and nice pachadi too

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  8. I love it that the pachadi is a no-cook one. Looks like a must try :) Love the polis too!

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  9. love the simple pachadi,medley of variety flavor.

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  10. I will definately dig into the mango pachadi because I have a high liking for savory dishes with mangoes.

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  11. There is a sheet available for making poll? Wow..India engayo poyiruchu pongka! :)

    This coconut opputtu is the one we make in our households. We never make channa dal poll! We used to fry the coconut till it becomes dry and light brown in color, then grind it with jaggery-elaichi, and that is the stuffing! Now there are lot more easy methods have come. :)

    Nice post Chitra!

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  12. *Poli -- sorry about the typo -- Poll!! The spell-check in the devices drive me crazy! :)

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  13. super yummy..I too make it with gingelly oil love that taste better than ghee

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  14. Explained well.Feel like having now itself.

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  15. super tempting chitra..happy ugadi..

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  16. very well explained and tempting ugadi spl menu :) happy to follow you dear :)

    http://desifiesta.blogspot.com/2013/04/raw-mango-rice-mangai-saadham.html

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