It was a surprise when I came to know that Holige Mane had so many different types of poli/obbattu, like:
We naturally wanted to visit the shop and try most of them.
We tried around 8 Signature Poli and all of them TASTED delicious!
Today, I will show you how the poli/obbattu are prepared in Holige Mane.
Let’s Get Started!
What is Holige Mane?
Holige is a sweet flatbread. It is known by several names in India like:
Mane – Home. Holige Mane literally translates to “Home of Boli”.
When we entered the Holige shop ( “Holige Mane” at Malleshwaram, Bangalore (India) ), a pleasant aroma of the boli heightened our taste buds!
On top of that it was raining heavily outside when we visited this shop.
And everyone knows the climate in Bangalore when it rains, it is simply chill and awesome time to be in.
Having a hot sweet poli during heavy raining was a WONDERFUL experience!
Holige Mane Address:
6th Cross Road,
Next to Adyar Ananda Bhavan,
Near SSLC BOARD,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
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Holige has 2 parts to it:
- Outer Layer – is made using plain flour or maida. It is almost always the same for all variants of Boli.
- Inner Stuffing – is generally filled with Jaggery and channa dal or toor dal, or coconut, or peanut, sesame, poppy seeds etc. This is where the Boli gets lot of variants.
If you want to try out boli in your home like Coconut/Paruppu holige, then try our below recipe:
8 Signature Holige Varieties We Tried
- Khova Holige – a sweetened solid form of reduced milk (paal khova) stuffed inside poli.
- Carrot Holige – a sort of carrot halwa stuffed inside poli.
- Pineapple Holige – a sweetened solid form of pineapple puree stuffed inside boli
- Chocolate Holige – molten sweet chocolate stuffed inside poli
- Black Currant Holige – a sweetened solid form of blackcurrant puree stuffed inside poli
- Badam Holige – Poli stuffed with badam halwa
- Lychee Holige – poli stuffed with lychee puree
- Mango Holige – sweetened mango puree stuffed poli
I especially loved – Chocolate poli, mango poli and badam obbattu!
Other Poli Varieties include
- Paruppu (Dal)
- Thenga (Coconut)
- Dry Fruits
- Peanut, etc.
Holige Mane – Poli/Obbattu Preparation
The preparation process was same for all the polis except the stuffing inside the outer maida layer. The boli will differ according to the type of stuffing we choose like mango, khova ,etc.
As seen below, the inside stuffings were already prepared and kept in the plate.
Then the sweet stuffings were wrapped up with the maida dough(all purpose flour).
Those were then turned into a shape of ball and kept in a vessel with some cooking oil in it. Soaking in oil helps poli become flat while rolling.
Then the boli ball(maida plus stuffing) was rolled over to form a thin layer of circular shape (the usual shape of obbattu).
And then, the thin layer of raw holige was taken and then placed on the hot iron tawa for cooking.
The boli was cooked on both the sides by flipping it.
Once the boli was properly cooked, then it was taken out for a delicious experience.
The obbattu/boli was deliciously yummy!!!
We ordered other boli varieties and parceled them for take-away.
Then after reaching home, we opened the parcel – the aroma of boli once again tempted us to taste it.
This time we shared with our family members and friends.
All of them thoroughly enjoyed the taste and were pleasantly surprised with the different varieties of bobbatlu!
A great TASTY experience to cherish!
So next time, when you are in Bangalore, make sure to visit “Holige Mane” from Malleshwaram area.
The foodies will love this place!
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