Bili holige or rice flour stuffed paratha is a flatbread with mildly spiced rice flour dough stuffed inside a wheat flour covering.
It is easy to make with minimum ingredients from any Indian kitchen pantry . Gets ready within 30 minutes from start to finish.
You can serve this with any spicy curry like Egg masala , stuffed baingan (yennegayi) or spicy chicken curry.
Bili Holige is a speciality recipe from Karnataka which is not very common. It’s in the verge of lost recipes of Karnataka.
Bili is kannada means “white” and holige refers to “ sweet flat bread / puran poli “ but Unlike traditional pooran polis , these bili holiges are not sweet ones but savoury variety .
To make stuffing
1 cup rice flour
2 teaspoon green chilli paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
1 ¾ cup water approximately (adjust as required , depends on flour)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oil
For outer covering dough
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water or as required
How to make Bili Holige
Dough for outer covering
Into a mixing bowl , add all-purpose flour, wheat flour, salt and mix well.
Make a well at the centre ; add water and oil.
Mix well to make a smooth dough. Cover with a kitchen napkin and set aside for 20-30 minutes.
To make rice flour stuffing
Whilst, in a sauce pan , bring water to rolling boiling.
Add green chilli paste , grated ginger , coriander leaves , cumin seeds , salt and oil to the boiling water.
Now regulate the heat to medium -low and add rice flour.
Mix well everything, cover and keep on simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the stove and mix well everything.
Transfer it on a wide plate , when you can handle the heat ; knead to smooth dough ( make sure that dough is still warm)
Make equal size balls and cover with a damp cloth.
To roll paratha
Now pinch some dough for outer covering and roll into a 4-inch size small disc.
Place a prepared rice flour dough ball at centre, bring all outer edges together and cover.
Now roll paratha into 6-inch diameter circle.
To roast paratha
Heat a iron griddle and spread some oil over the tava .
Place rolled paratha on hot griddle .
Drizzle some oil on sides ; flip and cook until brown spots appears on both sides.
Serve Bili holige with any spicy curry of your choice.