Shenga Holige/Peanut-Jaggery Stuffed flat bread

"Wishing all readers and visitors of Taste of Mysore
a very happy, prosperous and joyous new year-2011"

Time flies! how true it is..we lived another year filled with good memories. If there were any unpleasent ones I would like to forget them after taking few lessons from it.  As the new year arrived, it gave TasteofMysore an immense joy as it got mentioned in "A Handy list of Desi Blogs" an article on Times Crest,Jan 1 edition. The article was focused on Food and talked about many types of food options available in India and around the world. It was pleasure reading the article and also felt happy to see that my blog made news in one corner of the magazine by getting listed there. You can log in to Times Crest thro facebook log in and read the article. My hearty thanks to Yosee of JALAN JALAN blog for taking time to write to me about this news. Congratulations to all listed bloggers :). Thank you Times of India :)

And, isnt it a wonderful reason to have some celebration and sweets? So, here you go with a tasty recipe of Shenga Holige/Peanut-Jaggery stuffed flat bread. This is a tasty North Karnataka recipe where groundnuts are grown.  

Shenga/Peanuts : 1 cup
Bella/Jaggery: 3/4 cup (for optimal sweet version, add equal measure of peanut and jaggery for a sweeter version)

Godhi Hittu/Wheat Flour : 2cups
Alternative: Use Maida/Plain Flour or Chiroti rava for makign holige as shown here step by step
Tuppa/Ghee for brushing on holige
If you like cardamom you can add cardamom powder, since we like it without cardamom I did not add them here.

1.Fry Peanuts and let them cool. Cooling makes them crunchy. Powder jaggery into small bite size pieces. Mix Peanut and Jaggery. Blend this to a smooth powder. You may get sticky/tacky powder which is fine. Spoon it to a plate. (The jaggery I bought in Singapore was dry and firm so the powder I had was very dry. see picture below)
2. Mix Whole Wheat flour by adding little water at a time to make a stiff yet soft dough.
3. Pinch a lemon sized ball of the dough and roll it down with a rolling pin. Place peanut jaggery mixture in the centre. Stuff as much as the dough can hold!!! It can vary between 1 spoon to 2 spoons. fold the edges of the circle to lock the dough in. Make a ball and press it down gently. Roll it again to make 5" diameter circle.
4.Fry it on the frying pan on both sides. Take it out on a plate and brush the flat bread with ghee generously. Serve hot. and enjoyyy! Maja maadi :)

I receive emails from subscribers/readers requesting a Kannada version of the recipes. How I wish I had more time to do it! I am a busy professional, part time mother (full time in office :( ) and a wife. After fulfilling all these duties, the time I get for my hobby is very less. I will try to type up my recipes in Kannada whenever I get some extra time.

Kannada Version of the recipe:

ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿ :

ಶೇಂಗ/ಕಡಲೆಬೀಜ - ೧ ಬಟ್ಟಲು
ಬೆಲ್ಲ - ೩/೪ ಬಟ್ಟಲು (೧ ಬಟ್ಟಲು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಹಾಕಿದರೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಿಹಿ ಹೋಳಿಗೆ ಆಗತ್ತೆ, ನಿಮಗೆ ಹಾಗೆ ಬೇಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ ೧ ಬಟ್ಟಲು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಹಾಕಿ)
ಗೋಧಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು - ೨ ಬಟ್ಟಲು
ತುಪ್ಪ- ಹೋಳಿಗೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಹಚ್ಚಲಿಕ್ಕೆ
ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ - ಬೇಕಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಕಿ,

ಗೋಧಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟಿನ ಬದಲಿ ಮೈದಾ ಹಿಟ್ಟು ಅಥವಾ ಚಿರೋಟಿ ರವೆ ಕೂಡ ಬಳಸಬಹುದು. ಹೋಳಿಗೆ ತೆಳುವಾಗಿ ಗರಿ ಗರಿಯಾಗಿ  ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡಿದ ಹೋಳಿಗೆಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಅಥವಾ ತುಪ್ಪ ಹಿಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ದೃಷ್ಟಿ ಇಂದ ನಾನು ಗೋಧಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ.

ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ:

೧.ಶೇಂಗ ಹುರಿದು ತಣ್ಣಗೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಪುಡಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
೨. ಚಪಾತಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು/ಗೋಧಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು ಕಳಿಸಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
೩.ಶೇಂಗ ಹಾಗು ಬೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ಜೊತೆಯಾಗಿ mixer ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಡಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಹೀಗೆ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಪುಡಿ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಅಂಟು ಆಗಿರುವ ಪುಡಿ ಬರಬಹುದು. ಯೋಚನೆ ಇಲ್ಲ.
೪.ಅದನ್ನು ಒಂದು ತಟ್ಟೆಗೆ ತೆಗೆದು ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
೫.ಒಂದು ನಿಂಬೆ ಗಾತ್ರದಷ್ಟು ಹಿಟ್ಟು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಅದನ್ನ ಲತ್ತಿಸಿಕೊಲ್ಲಿ read as Lattisikolli. ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಡಿ ಮಡಿದ ಶೇಂಗ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ಮಿಶ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಇಟ್ಟು ಚಪಾತಿ ಕೊನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮಡಿಸಿರಿ.
೬. ಹೀಗೆ ಮಡಿಸಿದ ಹಿಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಮತ್ತೆ ಚಪಾತಿ ತರಹ ದೊಡ್ಡದಾಗಿ ಒತ್ತಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಕಾವಲಿ ಕಾಯಿಸಿ ಚಪಾತಿ ಬೇಯಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಬೇಯಿಸಿದ ಚಪಾತಿ ಮೇಲೆ ತುಪ್ಪವನ್ನು ಹಚ್ಚಿ ಬಡಿಸಿ. ತಿಂದು ಮಜಾ ಮಾಡಿ :)

Sending these delicious holiges to Chitra Ammas Kitchen for the blog event Kadlekayi Parishe.


Unknown said...

peanut and jaggery stuffing is new to me..looks yumm

YOSEE said...

Shenga and Bella is a heavenly combo. It will taste wonderful in whatever avatar ! This recipe is a good change from the usual Kaayi Holige.

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, i wont say no to the flat bread, tempting..

chef and her kitchen said...

I love this hollige....looks super yummm

Rachana said...

This sweet bread looks yumm!!!

notyet100 said...

can imagine the taste,..looks so yum,,,thanks for the recipe,.

Unknown said...

Waw it is really tasty just made and having tht of writing here and then having it yummy !!!!!!!!!!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Congrats ri!!& Happy new year mane li yellarigu...Shenga holige looks superb :)

swapna said...

Love the holige...delicious!!

Cham said...

Happy New Year Lk! I love the stuffing is quiet yummy!

Vani said...

That's great! Congrats LG!
Your Sankranthi post is very informative. And the recycled containers for yellu beerodu are adorable!

Lakshmi said...

Thank you all for the wishes.

Prema said...

wow luks delicious...First time here, wonderful space...
do visit mine if time permits...

Dibs said...

Hi Lakshmi! Kadalekai Parishe Round Up is finally done! Thanks for your entry!