Monday, April 26, 2010


  • Split channa dal – 300 g
  • Jaggery – 150–200 g
  • Grated coconut – 100 g
  • Cardamom – 8 nos
  • All purpose flour – 200 g
  • Water
  • Turmeric powder – ½ Tea spoon
  • Salt
  • Oil or ghee

  •  Soak split channa dal for about an hour and cook (do not mash) those by using little amount of water.
  • Discard cooked water (or can be used for making rasam) and grind with jaggery into coarse in a wet grinder. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast grated coconut.
  • Mix the ground mixture, roasted coconut, pinch of salt and cardamom seeds.
  • Then make them into small lemon sized balls. Keep aside.
  • Mix all-purpose flour, pinch of salt, turmeric powder and water. This mixture should be of bajji or bonda batter consistency.
  • Make that lemon sized small balls (dal and jaggery mixture) into patties (or like vada), dip in all-purpose flour batter and place over heated dosa tava. Pour a tea spoon of oil or ghee and cook both the sides until they are done. Cook one or two at a time.
  • This is one of the famous traditional sweets in Kongu region of Tamil Nadu (India). 


  1. Hey ...its been ages since i had obattu or seeiyam .. This reminds me now to make seiyam ... looks very beautiful

  2. Opputtu looks delicious dear :-)
    Cute presentation..

  3. Krishna,,,opputtu rombha cute ah azhagha irukku paa rombha super taste ah thaan iirukkum nalla paruppu opputtu vera,, rombha naal aachu opputtu saapte..

  4. These look so cute, would love to try this, very beautiful sweet dish...

  5. wow..what a unique sweet dish..simply awesome :)

  6. Beautiful presentation and looks so yummy dear....

  7. Cute opputtu looks fav!!

  8. nice recipe.. shallow frying, use of jaggery makes it healthy too..
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Delicious...they look so tempting,dea

  11. What is jaggery? I haven't heard of that before!

  12. jaggery is a traditional unrefined sugar from sugarcane

  13. when i was in bangalore i used to get this item from my mysore friends. nice photos!

  14. Looks tempting.Should be a healthy snack for kids.

  15. Hello friends thanks a lot for your comments

  16. Mouth watering recipe krishnaveni. Waiting to go home (coimbatore) for this diwali to eat this delicious one. May be I'll try to do from your recipe (Don't worry, I will not file a suit on you for consequences...ha ha ha). I see from your profile you're from BC, Canada. Nice to know, I'm from Ontario, Canada