obbattu – special sweet treat for today

The obbattu

obbattu – special sweet treat for today

Making of the obbattu

obbattu – special sweet treat for today

Usually a team effort, here its just one supercook

obbattu – special sweet treat for today

And here she is… my supercook doDDamma, Kamlamma!

9 Responses to “obbattu – special sweet treat for today”

  1. Sky Blu Says:

    I don’t know what this food is… but it looks DELICIOUS! Does it come with a recipe?

  2. Sanjay M Says:

    yeah it is a pretty popular sweet 🙂 sort of like a pancake maybe… – here and here are a couple of recipes if you want to try your luck making them!

  3. Suresh Panje Says:

    Yes, truly mouth-watering Mysorean sweet dish, an exclusive item on festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi. This reminds me of my grand aunt Leelamami at my ancestaral home in Bangalore. Today, she is no more amidst us and may her soul RIP. Indeed, she was the light of that house, aptly named Ganapati Mandiram, located at the junction of 5th cross and 4th Main in Malleswaram. She had an amazing touch of Akshaya Patre since there was never shortage of food even when unexpected guests dropped in.
    On the occasion of Ganesha Puja and also the day prior to it which is dedicated to Gowri (mother of Ganesha), Leelamami and my paternal aunt, Lalihtakka would prepare a truly royal feast. Those were the days (1950s and 60s) when the cost of living was not that high. Leelamami would religiously prepare 21 types of items for the Ganesha apart from assorted sweets from jaggery as well as sugar and kept in the large empty biscuit tins.
    We brothrs, used to stuff our pockets with the ladus, nevris (that is how one of the stuffed sweet was named in Konkani), Chaklis etc. and go to play. The Malleswaram Middle School ground was opposite our home. Even if I was not given any chance to bat but only field, it was not problem since now and then I would shove my hands into the pockets for a Chakli or jaggery ladu. Munching these delicacies I used to field.
    That reminds me about our dhobi named Gangappa. Often, he used to complain (particularly during the festival season) that whereas in the pockets of others he may find a coin of one anna or four annas and even a rupee, from the pockets of we three brothers – Dinesh, Ramesh and Suresh, it used to be crumbs of the sweets, Murukus and Chaklis.
    Well, one can go on and on and on…..
    Anyway thanks for the optical treat of Obattu which I am badly missign in Delhi. There is no authentic south Indian restaurant serving the varieties of dishes from Mysore or Madras and even Andhra. All that one may get are Bada Sambaar (Vada Samnbaar), Idli and Dosas (Dosais). Namesake, one or two restaurants do serve Bisi Bele Baath which is nothing but a pasty concoction of rice and sambaar with an extra dose of daal.

  4. Sanjay M Says:

    ROFL loved your stories Suresh 🙂

  5. Destination Infinity Says:

    Wow Poli! Since I am living alone, I am not able to enjoy these home made sweets!! Anyway good to know that you did 🙂

    BTW, you have been once again tagged – Fast Furious and Danceable songs, is the topic.

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  6. Sanjay M Says:

    thanks DI – well I don’t listen that much to fast furious songs so will give this one a skip for now atleast unless some time I remember enough for a post and revisit it again 🙂

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    thanks DI – well I don’t listen that much to fast furious songs so will give this one a skip for now atleast unless some time I remember enough for a post and revisit it again 🙂

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