Bobatlu – Ugadi Shubhakankshalu

Bobatlu – Ugadi Shubhakankshalu

Other Names: Bobbatlu, Puran Poli, Paruppu Poli, Boli, Obbottu, Bobatlu. Polelu. Poli.


  • Maida/All purpose flour 3 cups
  • Salt
  • Turmeric 1/4 spoon
  • Cooking soda 1/4 spoon
  • Warm water 1 cup
  • Ghee/clarified butter/sesame oil 1 cup
  • No working flour/dusting flour

Dough Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl add flour. Mix salt, turmeric and soda in warm water. Add this water now to flour and prepare a smooth dough.
  2. Add ghee/oil for further smooth finish. Now wrap the dough in a wet cloth and leave it for 1 hour.
  3. After a hour add 1 half cup of oil to the dough and once again set it aside. leave the oiled dough for at least 4 hours/till the oil gets absorbed.
  4. Then divide them into equal parts, small roundel by only using oil on your hands. Never use dry flour here, like making chappathi/poori.


  • Chana dal/kadalai parrupu 1-2 cups
  • Jaggery 1-2 cup
  • Freshly grated coconut
  • Til seeds/black sesame seeds 4-6 spoons
  • Cashew nuts 1/2 1 fistful
  • Cardamom 8-10 powdered
  • Color (optional)
  • Ghee 1/4 cup


  1. Pressure cook lentils till tender. Make sure that the lentils are done and still intact in shape.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts and sesame seeds. Add cardamom powder and jaggery. Let jaggery melt freely. Later add cooked lentils + grated coconut. Cook on low heat till the moisture is absorbed. Bring this to semi-solid and not watery anymore. If it is watery cook further, as it may ruin the poli preparation.

Poli Preparation:

  1. Take a clean plantain leaf, smear with ghee. Place the dough roundels on it. Press with your hands to make thin rotis. Place 1-2 spoon of filling in the middle and seal them carefully, press and flatten them again.
  2. Heat a griddle and add gee. Toast them both the sides till golden and remove from heat.
  3. Serve warm, or at room temperature or cold as a dessert.


15 Responses so far.

  1. owee its looks so delish. They r perfect. I too prepare them with moong dal.

  2. Happy Ugadi to you, i too have made polies and took pic i how much i love them!

  3. Authentic recipe,looks delicious.

  4. Priya says:

    YUmm, my favourite puran poli..

  5. ? says:

    Malar this looks soft and delicious!

  6. Happy New Year! Looks perfect and yummy dear…

  7. Vidhya says:

    Bobattlu look so tempting I love this yummy dessert so much .

  8. Swathi says:

    Boli is my favorite. i miss it. nice recipe.

  9. Poli looks super delicious, Ugadi wishes to you.

  10. poli looks perfect and delicious
    dear :)

  11. Sharmi says:

    we to had bobatlu for Ugadi! looks so good! Ugadi greetings!

  12. Preetha says:

    Good one malar. I love poli.

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