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         Kuchchida Kadabu - Sweet and Khara

Kuchchida Kadabu is very popular dish prepared on Nagara Panchami in Karnataka. A very tasty dish basically sweet mixture and spicy mixture filled in rice flaps and steamed.

Fried Gram Laddoo is also prepared for Nagarapanchami festival.

kuchchida kadabu


Rice Flour - 3 cups

For the Filings:

a. Khara Kadabu

1. Toor Dal: 1 cup

2. Grated Coconut : 1 cup

3. Green Chillies: 10-12 (You can also use Red chillies instead of green chillies - 7-8)

4. Asafoetida

5. Turmeric: 1/2 tsp

6. Curry Leaves: 1 strand

7. Ghee: 1 tbsp

8. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

9. Salt to taste

10. Oil - 1 tbsp
sandige huli

b. Sweet Kadabu

1. Freshly grated coconut - 1 Big sized

2. Grated jaggery - less than 1/2 of the grated coconut measure

3. 1/2 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi)


1. Heat 6 cups of water, when it starts boiling add 1/2 tsp of oil and a pinch of salt.

2. Add the Rice flour and mix well to form dough without lumps. Now remove from heat and knead well. Divide the dough into small balls.

3. Roll the balls into circular shapes (you can use papad press).

kuchchida kadabu

kuchchida kadabu

Sweet Kuchchida Kadabu

For Sweet Kadabu Filling:
  • Heat the pan/kadai, add coconut and jaggery.
  • Cook on medium heat with stirring, until the jaggery has melted and mixed well with the coconut

Kadabu filling

4. Place a spoon of the filling in the center, and fold the circle in a half-moon shape.

5. Apply a little water on the edges and seal. Repeat with the remaining dough.

6. Place it on idli plates using plantain leaves as shown in picture. Steam for 5 minutes only. please do not steam for more time or else the kadabu will break.

7. Remove and serve hot.

kuchchida kadabu

Khara Kuchichida Kadabu

For Khara Kadabu Filling:

1. Soak Toor dal (togari bele) for 3 hours. Drain the water, Grind green chillies and soaked dal coarsely.

sandige huli

2. Add coconut, salt, Asafoetida to the paste and mix well as shown in the picture.

sandige huli

3.  Heat oil in the kadai on a medium flame. Add mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add the above mixture and just keep frying for 5 mins, you will get a good aroma, cool it for few seconds. Now make small lemon sized balls (as shown in picture)
sandige huli

4. Place each ball of the filling in the center, and fold the circle in a half-moon shape.

5. Apply a little water on the edges and seal. Repeat with the remaining dough.

6. Place it on idli plates as shown in picture. Steam for 5- 6 minutes only.

7. Remove and serve hot.

kuchchida kadabu

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