Avarekalu Obbattu

Avarekalu obbattu / Avarekalu poli / Avarekalu Holige is a special sweet dish made from Avarekalu / field beans made during winter seasons and especially on Makar sankranti. Avarekalu obbattu is a flat bread stuffed with jaggery and Avarkalu mixture.


  • 1 cup Avarekalu/Peeled Field Beans
  • 1/2 cup Maida / All Purpose Flour/Maida
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Pressure cook beans with little water for 2 whistles.
  2. Make soft dough using maida, salt and little water. Allow to rest for an hour.
  3. Make paste of Beans in mixer. Keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in pan. Melt jaggery to syrup.
  5. Add beans paste and cardamom powder. Mix and roast well.
  6. On a plastic sheet or butter paper, take a piece of dough and make round shape with hand.
  7. Place 2-3 tsp of bean paste in center and pull dough edges to cover the paste.
  8. Using hands, press sides and make round roti shape.
  9. Bake this on hot tawa on both sides. Apply ghee while cooking.
  10. Serve avarekalu Obbattu hot.

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