Date Obattu Recipe (Date Puran Poli)

Gauravi Vinay
Date Obattu Recipe (Date Puran Poli)
1406 ratings.

Call it Obattu/Holige/Bobattlu or Puran Poli. Almost every household relates to this mouthwatering sweet dish, usually prepared during something auspicious or celebratory. We don't really need a reason to devour this beauty. This is a spin on the traditional obattu replacing the Dal-jaggery filling with dates. This one has a long shelf life and keeps well refrigerated for weeks. Make this delicious date Obattu a part of the upcoming festive season. Enjoy!

Serve Date Obattu with South Indian Kosambari Recipe with Raw Mango, Cucumber, Carrot and Beetroot and Paruppu Rasam for a wholesome meal.

If you like this recipes, you can also try other Puran Poli recipes such as

  1. Gujarati Puran Poli
  2. South Indian Poli Recipe with Coconut
  3. Thengai Poli

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Pure Iron Roti Tawa
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

90 M

Total in

90 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Dates , (seedless)
  • 20 to 25 Whole Almonds (Badam)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups Dessicated Coconut , grated
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery , optional
  • 250 grams Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) , (fine variety)
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • Salt , a pinch
  • Oil , as needed
  • Ghee , as needed

How to make Date Obattu Recipe (Date Puran Poli)

  1. To begin making the Date Obattu recipe, first we need to prepare the ingredients required for this recipe.

  2. Soak dates in 1/2 a cup of hot water for 1-2 hours.

  3. Grind the almonds to a powder.

  4. Grind the dry coconut into a thick paste with very little water.

  5. Now grind the soaked dates mixture without any additional water to a smooth paste.

  6. Combine date paste, almond powder, coconut paste and jaggery (if using) in a pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  7. Let this mixture cool slightly and shape them into 4 equal sized balls and set aside.

  8. In mixing bowl add semolina, maida, salt and enough water to make a soft and knead well for 6 to 8 mins and let it rest with a moist cloth covered over it for 1 to 1 and half hours.

  9. Now knead again briefly and pour enough oil to cover it completely. (If you spread a tiny piece of this mixture with your fingers on a clean surface and lift it up it should not break and you must almost be able to see through it)

  10. On a sheet of grease-proof paper, smear some oil, pinch a gooseberry sized dough and flatten it with your fingers and place the date ball on it, now cover the ball by stretching the ends of the dough using your fingers and seal it securely.

  11. Place this dough secured date ball on the greaseproof paper and pat it with your fingers to as thin as possible or thick according to your preference.

  12. Now transfer this on to a hot tava and peel the paper after 30 seconds. Cook on both sides uncovered by drizzling some oil or ghee.

  13. Serve Date Obattu with South Indian Kosambari Recipe with Raw Mango, Cucumber, Carrot and Beetroot and Paruppu Rasam for a wholesome meal.

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