Kaayi Holige is popular as a dessert all over Karnataka. Served at religious events where rituals are performed, during weddings and on auspicious ocassions. Served with a generous drizzle of Ghee, every bite of it is absolutely divine!
- 125 gms Maida/All Purpose Flour
- 125 gms Wheat flour
- 250 gms Jaggery
- 250 gms Chana dal/Bengal Gram Dal
- 1/4 of a large coconut
- 2 tsps Cardamom powder
- 2tsps of dry ginger powder
- 4 tbsps of Ghee/clarified butter
- A pinch of turmeric
Mix the flour, turmeric powder, and two tsps of Ghee. Crumble it well. Add enough hot water and bind a soft dough as for chapati. Add the remaining ghee over it and cover and keep aside for two hours.
Pressure cook the chana dal with just enough water to cook it. Churn it well. Make a syrup of the jaggery by dissolving it in one glass of water. When the jaggery has dissolved and tiny bubbles appear at the sides add the grated coconut and boil well. Add the cooked chana dal, dry ginger powder and keep stirring till it forms a mass and leaves the sides of the pan. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and keep aside to cool a bit. Knead the maida and wheat flour dough well Make equal number of balls of both the chana dal and of the dough. Roll out the ball into a circle four inches in diameter. Place the Pooran or Choorna (Cooked Chana Dal and coconut mixture) inside and cover from all sides. Roll out again to the same size as before. Heat a skillet/tava. Dry roast on both the sides over a medium flame. Allow to cool thoroughly before storing. Apply a tsp of Ghee before serving.
This measurement yields 40 Kayi Hollige.
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