Wish you all a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. I like this festival a lot..as we can eat lot of variety of food for 5 days. Crack the cracker and have fun visiting to friends and family place to see there Ganapati.. :)
So the day we bring the ganapati to our home for Nevedya we prepare Holige , Badenekai pallya (brinjal), Kattin saru (dal) & Anna (rice). For next four day we prepare one variety of sweet like Kadabu, Modak, Shevagi paiysa.
Ingredients for Holige:
- 1 cup Split Check peas (kadle bele)
- 1 cup Jaggery (grated)
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
For outer layer:
- 1 & 1/2 cup All purpose flour /Maida
- 2 tsp Oil
- A pinch Salt
In a heavy bottom vessel add water and bring to boil, add check peas and cover it to cook.
(keep eye on the vessel otherwise it might spill the water). Cook this for 15-20 minutes and checkout in between weather they cooked. Once they are cooked turn off the heat and let it sit a side till room temperature.
Mean while we can make the dough for outer covering. In a bowl add maida, salt, Oli and mix it well. Add water and make smooth dough. cover the dough and keep it a sid
Now drain the water from the peas (reserve some water for Kattin Saru). In the same vessel add grated jaggery,cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix it over low flame till jaggery melts. Let this cool completely.
Now grind the above made peas and jaggery to a smooth but thick paste.
Apply some oil to wax paper& rolling pin. Take the dough (lemon size), roll out for 1-2 cm diameter and put the stuffing in,close it like a fig or like we do for parata. Roll out thin circle. (as shown in the pic)
Heat the tava and pour some oil, place holige with paper. Holige facing the tava, wait for 2-3 sec and peel the paper from the surface. Roast both the side with oil till they are brown color. Repeat this with rest of the holiges.
Serve hot holige with Ghee and Warm milk or Kattin Saru.
Note: Be generous with oil. For rolling and roasting it takes lot of oil.
If the stuffing is watery, add dry coconut so that it absorbs the water.