Shenga Holige / Peanut Sweet Pancake
Shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake
Written by Jayashree
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Shenga Holige is a traditional sweet from North Karnataka. It is often made during festivals. It is like a stuffed sweet pancake with peanut jaggery filling.

With the commencement of the holy month of Shravan, many auspicious days and festivals lay ahead. If the tuesdays and fridays are sacred, in between are the Nagara chauti, panchmi , raksha bandhan,  varmalakshmi  and krishna janmasthmi, so many tuned up, one needs to think of the different sweets that can be prepared. Today, I am presenting to you shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake. Shenga is peanut or groundnut and holige is a stuffed sweet bread or pancake.

Shenga holige is a popular sweet of North Karnataka. It  can be stored for a few days. It is tasty and muchloved by kids, as it can be eaten just like that, no need of milk or  even ghee. This post is part of  Culinary Hoppers with the theme “Sweets “. Let’s get cooking in steps.

Shenga Holige / Peanut Sweet Pancake

Ingredients :

For the dough :
  • fine semolina 3 cups
  • refined flour 2 cups
  • ghee 1tbsp
  • oil 2tsp
  • water

Note : Fine semolina is known by the name of “chiroti rawa”

For the stuffing :
  • peanuts 1/4kg
  • jaggery 1/4kg
  • cardamom powder 1/2tsp
Other ingredients :
  • refined flour for dusting
  • oil for greasing
Equipments :

Skillet , kitchen turner, rolling pin, pan or container, thin muslin cloth

 

Shenga Holige / Peanut Sweet Pancake

 

Method :

To make the dough :

Take the flour and semolina in a wide bowl. Mix well. Add ghee, mix , add little water and make it into a dough of medium consistency. Smear oil, cover with a thin muslin cloth and keep aside for fifteen minutes.

To make the filling :

  • Roast the groundnuts and let cool. Discard the skin by crushing with hand or rolling pin.
  • Break the jaggery into small bits.
  • Grind the groundnut coarsely. Add jaggery and cardamom to it and pound it well. Put it in a bowl and keep aside.

To make the pancakes:

  • Take a small ball of the dough, roll it into a small circle.
  • Mix the filling. Take a small portion of it, squeeze it between palms and  make it into a small ball.
  • Put it into the centre and slowly seal the edges together.
  • Dust it with flour and roll it.
  • Heat a skillet.
  • Smear little oil on the rolled pancake and put it on the skillet.
  • Put some oil and roast it till brown bubbles are seen.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Repeat for the remaining dough.
  • Shenga holige/peanut sweet pancakes are ready to savour. Tastes good with ghee.

Take a tip:

  • Once you take the ball and fill it, press the ball lightly between palms.
  • Dust with a little flour and roll it very lightly.
  • Once cool, store them in a tight container. They can be kept for a couple of days.
  • Holige is usually served with ghee.

About the event:

This is an old post which I have redone with better pictures. Sending this to our fortnightly event, Foodies_Redoing Old Post 34. I have changed the main picture of holige and put better ones. Some text also needed formatting.

shenga holige

 

Shenga Holige

Shenga Holige is a festive sweet from North Karnataka.

Ingredients

  • For the dough :
  • fine semolina 3 cups
  • refined flour 2 cups
  • ghee 1tbsp
  • oil 2tsp
  • water
  • Note : Fine semolina is known by the name of "chiroti rawa"
  • For the stuffing :
  • peanuts 1/4kg
  • jaggery 1/4kg
  • cardamom powder 1/2tsp
  • Other ingredients :
  • refined flour for dusting
  • oil for greasing

Instructions

To make the dough

  1. Take the flour and semolina in a wide bowl. Mix well. Add ghee, mix , add little water and make it into a dough of medium consistency. Smear oil , cover with a thin muslin cloth and keep aside for fifteen minutes.

     

To make the filling

  1. Roast the groundnuts and let cool. Discard the skin by crushing with hand or rolling pin.

    Break the jaggery into small bits.

    Grind the groundnut coarsely. Add jaggery and cardamom to it and pound it well. Put it in a bowl and keep aside.

To make the pancake

  1. Take a small ball of the dough, roll it into a small circle.Mix the filling. Take a small portion of it, squeeze it between palms and  make it into a small ball.Put it into the centre and slowly seal the edges together.Dust it with flour and roll it.Heat a skillet.Smear little oil on the rolled pancake and put it on the skillet.Put some oil and roast it till brown bubbles are seen. Remove and keep it in a plate. Repeat for the rest of the dough and filling.

 

 

Shenga Holige / Peanut Sweet Pancake

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42 Comments
  1. Piyali Mutha

    The sweet peanut pancake is truly delicious. In fact the filling is so yummm that if you were making it in my presence then most of the filling I would have eaten even before it could make its way into the pancake. Lovely sweet dear. Very nice.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Piyali

      Reply
  2. Sonal

    What a great share Jaya!
    Simple and rustic. Thanks for sharinga. traditonal recipe. Wow!!!❤️❤️❤️

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Sonal

      Reply
  3. Shubha

    Wonderful holige dear and so very well described.. I am going to try this soon..love it!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Shubha

      Reply
  4. Swati

    What an Authentic recipe Jaya..I am going to try it for sure…I know my little one who is fond of sweets will love this, Thaks for sharing this with us!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Swati

      Reply
  5. Priya

    Lovely recipe… This recipe new to me…..

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Priya

      Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the visit Priya

      Reply
  6. marudhuskitchen

    super new sweet to me and going to try it soon..yummy dessert dear

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Vani

      Reply
  7. Traditionallymodernfood

    Looks delicious.. Filling and healthy.. Traditional recipes are always best

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Traditionally Modern Food

      Reply
      • themadscientistskitchen

        A totally delicious holigi. It is the underrated cousin of the huran holgi.

        Reply
  8. kushi

    This is something new to me dear. It looks so YUM and authentic dear

    Reply
    • poonampagar

      Love the traditional sweets. Holige with that delicious peanut and jaggery filling sounds absolutely delectable.

      Reply
  9. kushi

    This is something new to me dear. It looks so YUM and authentic

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Kushi

      Reply
  10. padma

    Very delicious holige Jaya…loved the filling!!..Healthy one..Have to try out this filling next time I make!!..Thanks for the share dear!!

    Reply
  11. Gauri

    This sounds absolutely delicious dear, just like the Gulpoli my mom makes, minus the peanuts… Great post

    Reply
  12. Shailja

    This is something new to me …. I would love to try these yummilicious pancakes

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Shailja

      Reply
  13. Vidya Narayan

    Love traditional sweets any day. The step by step pics make it easy for anyone to make these beauties. Loved the detailed recipe.

    Reply
  14. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    I love traditional sweets, but the time it takes to prepare is the only issue… the peanut filling sounds really delicious…

    Reply
  15. theyellowdaal

    This is new for me but I like that you have shared step by step pics for easy understanding ?. ??

    Reply
  16. Nivedita Thadani

    Hi Jayashree,
    This is the most commonly made sweet in North Karnataka, especially in villages. We pack and take if we are visiting someone’s house, or for festival or just like that. My favourite poli. I too have it in my blog. But your pictures speak perfect recipe. Thank you.

    Reply
  17. Sapana

    I have never cooked sweet pancakes with peanuts. It sounds interesting o try.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sapana, its tasty, do give a try.

      Reply
  18. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Sweet Pancake is so delicious.. with peanut surely its very flavourful..

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Seema

      Reply
  19. poonampagar

    Love the traditional sweets. Holige with that delicious peanut and jaggery filling sounds absolutely delectable.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Poonam

      Reply
  20. sizzlingtastebuds

    this is such a traditional dish made in karnataka.. you have brought some wonderful memories back for me, jayashree..

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Yes, popular in Karnataka and my children like it. Glad you could relate to this dish.

      Reply
  21. mayurisjikoni

    An interesting traditional recipe Jayashree. Shenga Holige filling is what is tempting me to try this recipe out. And the fact that one can enjoy it on its own, is a bonus.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Mayuri Patel. It is tasty and stays good for a couple of days. You must try iy.

      Reply
  22. Sowmya

    Am a fan of Karnataka cuisine too. So underrated it is. It looks so tempting and delicious

    Reply

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