Sunday, 2 October 2016


First of all, I am wishing  Grand Navaratri Celebrations, to  everyone!!!

This sweet dessert is dedicated to Navaratri festival. This special sweet is known as opputu in Tamilnadu. It is named differently in various states of South India. Even though it has different variations and names, basically, it is loved by all folks.

Nutritious and delicious..!

There are  two basic versions in Tamil Nadu.  One is made with coconut and jaggery. Another one is dal with jaggery. The dal used for this opputtu is channa split dal.



Chana dal 100 gms
Jaggery 100 gms
Cardamom powder half spoon or cardamom pods 5 nos
Ghee or sesame oil to toast two tablespoons.

For outer covering:

Maida /all purpose flour 100 gms
Turmeric half spoon or one pinch
Dry maida one spoon
Butter sheet or banana leaf
Oil to grease.
Salt a little


Pressure cook chana dal for two whistles. Mind it should be cooked but not mashed. 
Set aside to cool down and drain the water.
Scramble the jaggery to a coarse powder.
Crush cardamom seeds to a coarse powder.
Transfer the jaggery powder, chana dal, cardamom powder to a mixer and blend them to a thick paste without adding water.
Make lemon sized balls.
Keep aside.

In a dry bowl, add maida, salt and turmeric and a spoon of oil.
Mix well in a dry condition.
Add adequate water  and ghee to knead into a soft, loosen and non-sticky dough.

Divide the dough into equal portions.
Take one portion of dough and place the greased butter paper.
Simply spread it to a circle using the fingers.
Place the sweet ball in the centre of the spread.
Close the dough packing the ball without gap.
Remove the extra portion.
Spread it gently into a flattened disc.
Repeat the process.

Heat the dosa pan and transfer the disc to the dosa pan from the sheet.
Drizzle ghee or sesame oil over and around.
Let it be cooked over a medium flame.
Flip the other side.
Cook both sides well.
Repeat the process.

Your delicious opputtus are ready  to serve hot.
Offer them to our Divine mother with abundant love and Enjoy..!!

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