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Carrot coconut stuffed sweet flatbread / Holige

Carrot coconut sweet flatbread otherwise called as holige, obbattu in Kannada and puran poli in marathi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian Sweets
Servings: 12 Holige
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


For stuffing/ hoorna

  • Carrot grated fine - 2 cups
  • Coconut grated fresh - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - ¼ cup
  • Nutmeg powder - ¾ tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Fine rava or chiroti rava - 2 tbsp

For dough / kanaka

  • All-purpose flour or Maida - 2 ½ cups
  • Fine rava or chiroti rava -½ cup
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Refined oil - ½ cup


Carrot coconut stuffing preparation

  • Take a mixer jar, dry blend grated carrot with coconut coarsely. Keep this aside.
    carrot-coconut- holige-step 1
  • Heat a pan, add ghee and add 2 tbsp fine rava. Fry on low heat until you get nice aroma. Keep this aside.
  • Now heat the same pan, add sugar and water. Prepare single thread consistency sugar syrup.
  • Lower the heat, add the ground carrot coconut mixture, fried fine rava, nutmeg powder, mix well.
  • Keep stirring the stuffing on medium flame until it thickens (mine took around 8 to 10 mins). Cool the mixture and prepare balls for stuffing.
    carrot-coconut- holige-step 2

Dough preparation

  • Take all purpose flour or maida in a big bowl, add salt, pinch of turmeric, fine rava, mix well. Add water little at once and prepare the dough.
  • After the dough is prepared by kneading, add little oil at once, start kneading again until it absorbs completely. Keep this aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, start kneading again for another 5 minutes with one tablespoon of oil. Keep this aside for 10 minutes with little oil smeared on surface.
  • Now the dough is ready for holige preparation. Take a ball of dough, spread evenly on the palm, keep the carrot coconut stuffing ball on the dough. Complete the stuffing by closing the sides.
  • Flatten this stuffed dough, immerse in flour and roll into thin flat holige. Cook this on hot dosa tawa, smear oil on both sides while cooking.
    arrot-coconut- holige-step 4
  • Serve these hot holige with ghee or cool them, store in airtight container.


Adjust the sugar content for holige depending on the sweetness of carrot.
Kneading the dough first with water and then with oil, is important to get elastic dough for holige.