Kayi Holige (Coconut stuffed sweet flatbread)


 

Holige is a flatbread with a sweet stuffing. There are two types of stuffing that goes into holige – either chana dal or coconut. I have shared the recipe of chana dal stuffed holige earlier. Here is the recipe of making the coconut stuffed sweet flatbread or kayi holige. The dough preparation is the same for both types of holige. Making this dish is time-consuming, but the results are absolutely worth it. Enjoy hot holige by smearing a dollop of ghee or clarified butter.

Follow my fail-proof recipe to make the perfect soft and delicious kayi holige and make them the star of your festivals and celebrations.

Few things to remember before making kayi holige:
– Don’t shy away from using oil while making the dough. If you reduce the amount of oil, the holige will not be soft
– The dough needs a minimum of 4 hours of resting. It is best to rest it for 6-8 hours. While the dough is resting, keep kneading it every two hours
– Cook the holige on low to medium heat by adding few drops of oil
– Make sure the stuffing is double the amount of dough for a holige
– You may pat the holige on a baking sheet instead of rolling it. But I prefer rolling it by dusting with some flour

 

 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

Plain flour – 1 cup plus extra for dusting
Oil – ¼ cup plus for roasting
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Salt – a pinch
Water

For the stuffing:

Fresh coconut – 2 cup, grated
Jaggery – ½ to ¾ cup, grated (depending upon preference)
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Method:

To make the dough:

  1. Mix together flour, turmeric, and salt in a large bowl. Add a few drops of oil and mix. Make a soft sticky dough using water
  2. Add oil slowly and knead the dough for 8-10 minutes until the dough becomes non-sticky and soft. The dough should be almost fully covered in oil
  3. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 6-8 hours
  4. While the dough is resting, keep kneading it for a few minutes every 2 hours

To make the stuffing:

  1. In a thick bottom pan, add jaggery and ¼ cup water. Bring it to boil
  2. Simmer until the jaggery melts
  3. Add coconut and mix well. Keep stirring until all the moisture evaporates and the mixture comes together
  4. Add cardamom powder and mix well
  5. Cool the mixture completely

To make the holige:

  1. Knead the rested dough and make small balls
  2. Make a ball of cooled coconut mixture double the size of the dough
  3. Take the dough and spread it into 4-inch discs using your hands. Place the stuffing
  4. Bring the ends together and seal completely
  5. Dust the stuffed dough with some flour and roll it into a circle
  6. Heat a frying pan. Place the rolled holige gently over the frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes
  7. Flip the holige, add a tsp of oil and cook both the sides until they are completely done and golden brown
  8. Serve hot with ghee

 

Mix together flour, turmeric, and salt in a large bowl. Add a few drops of oil and mix.

Mix together flour, turmeric, and salt in a large bowl. Add a few drops of oil and mix

 

Make a soft sticky dough using water

Make a soft sticky dough using water

 

Add oil slowly and knead the dough for 8-10 minutes

Add oil slowly and knead the dough for 8-10 minutes

 

Cover the dough and let it rest

Cover the dough and let it rest

 

In a thick bottom pan, add jaggery and ¼ cup water. Bring it to boil

In a thick bottom pan, add jaggery and ¼ cup water. Bring it to boil

 

Add coconut and mix well. Keep stirring until all the moisture evaporates and the mixture comes together

Add coconut and mix well. Keep stirring until all the moisture evaporates and the mixture comes together

 

Add cardamom powder and mix well

Add cardamom powder and mix well

 

Dough after resting

Dough after resting

 

Take the dough and spread it into 4-inch discs using your hands. Place the stuffing and cover it with dough

Take the dough and spread it into 4-inch discs using your hands. Place the stuffing

 

Bring the ends together and seal completely

Bring the ends together and seal completely

 

Dust the stuffed dough with some flour and roll it into a circle

Dust the stuffed dough with some flour and roll it

 

Place the rolled holige gently over the frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes

 

Flip the holige, add a tsp of oil and cook both the sides until they are completely done and golden brown

Flip the holige, add a tsp of oil and cook both the sides until they are completely done and golden brown

 

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