Flat sweetbread, Hurnada holige is sweet dish in most parts of India, mainly in states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This sweet main ingredients are jaggery (uncentrifuged sugar), lentils (tur dal) and Maida. This sweet is identified during the festival Ugadi, the most precious, new year day every year. I made the same last week on Ugadi day and enjoyed eating with all my friends in South Africa.
Maida/ All purpose flour - 1 cup
Jaggery- 2 cup
Cardamon - 4
Lentil/ dal - 2 1/2 cup
Ghee- 1 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Cook lentils in pressure cooker. When it get cooled, add Jaggery, Cardamon and boil it for 20-25 minutes with constant stirring. This is called as hurna
Once water is completely evaporated, keep this mixture aside for cooling.
On the other side, take maida, turmeric and 2 tb oil, make it soft dough with addition of water and knead it constantly for next 10 minutes. This is called as kanaka
Keep it aside for 3 hours, just to allow it to become soft, with regular kneading
After 3 hours, make small rounds with dough
and roll it flat as shown in picture. Stuff it with jaggery mixture and make it flat as shown in picture.
Cook it on a hot tawa/pan by flipping both sides and smearing ghee on each side until its cooked as like that of rotis.
Eat this with one more spoon of ghee and hot milk.
Serves = only 2 (because its very tasty)Can make 15 of them
Lentils and jaggery can also be grind in blender and then cooked on stove.