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Rice Dumplings / kadbu

Rakshatha Sumanth
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Rice Dumplings / kadbu RECIPE

This is the South Indian recipe called kadbu / kolukattai. A traditional dish served in Karnataka and Tamilnadu with few variation.This is my grand mother’s recipe. Very easy and healthy dish to start the day.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 11/2 cup - Idli rice
  2. 1 Cup - coconut
  3. 4 - Green chilies
  4. 1 inch - ginger
  5. Dash of asafoetida
  6. 5-6 - Curry leaves
  7. For seasoning : 2 tsp -Oil, 1/4 tsp- mustard seed, 5-6 - Curry leaves, 1 -2 Red chilies


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 6 to 7 hours
  2. In a blender add ginger, green chilli, coconut, asafoetida, rice and blend into a coarse and thin paste (dosa batter consistency). Do not blend into the smooth paste.
  3. Heat a heavy bottom vessel, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli. When the mustard seeds start to crackle add the blended mixture and cook for a couple of minute or till when the mixture changes the color and thickens in consistency. Remove from the gas stove and let it cool.
  4. Make small dumpling from the cooked mixture, grease the idli plate and cook the mixture in idly cooker for 15 minutes.
  5. Check to see if they're done by inserting toothpick. If it comes out clean it's done. Serve with tasty and spicy coconut chutney.

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Sukhmani Bedi
Sukhmani Bedi   Jun-01-2017

Wow! Definitely trying this

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