Shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake

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.

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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

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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 pancake:

  • 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.
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  1. Piyali Mutha says:

    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.

  2. Sonal says:

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

  3. Shubha says:

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

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  5. Swati says:

    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!

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  7. Priya says:

    Lovely recipe… This recipe new to me…..

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

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

  10. kushi says:

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

  11. kushi says:

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

  12. Wow! These sweet pancakes look so authentic and delish! Full of good health and YUM!

  13. padma says:

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

  14. Gauri says:

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

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  16. Shailja says:

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

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

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

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

  20. I love the filling, would love to try this 🙂

  21. 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.

  22. Sapana says:

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

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

  24. So divine and traditional…

Shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake