Sihi Kadubu for Naga Panchami + {Video}

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sihi Kadubu is a traditional steamed sweet dumpling & in Karnataka, these are made on the day of Naga Panchami. These Kadubus are made out of Rice Flour wrappers & filled with a Coconut & Jaggery filling. 

Though a bit time consuming to make, these are delicious & we eagerly wait for Naga Panchami to make them 

Sihi Kadubu Recipe

They are a bit tricky to make especially for a beginner, but if you get the consistency of the dough right, then the rest is a breeze. 

I have added 2 tablespoons of Maida so that the delicate wrapper doesn't tear. But, traditionally, Maida is not added 

The recipe can be divined into 4 parts 

  • Making the Filling(Hoorna)
  • Making the Dough for the Wrapper
  • Making the Kadubus
  • Steaming 
I have also added a video so that Its easier for you to follow the steps

Coconut & Jaggery Filling (Hoorna)

You Will Need:

  • 1 Cup Grated Coconut (Fresh/Frozen)
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Jaggery
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamon Powder 
How To:

In a pan, Melt Jaggery along with 3 tablespoons of water. Once it starts boiling, Add grated coconut & sauté them till the water content evaporates & it becomes a dryish sticky mixture. 

Add  cardamom powder & Mix well. Turn off the heat & allow it to cool 

Rice Flour Wrapper 

Makes About 30 Kadubus 

You Will Need: 
  • 2 Cups Rice Flour  (I used the traditional Paavu Measurement)
  • 2 tablespoon Maida/All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Water 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt 
  • 2 teaspoon Oil 
How To:

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 cups of water. Add Oil, & Salt. When it comes to a boil, quickly add in the flour & whisk swiftly such that no lumps are formed

The ratio of Water:Flour should always be 1:1 

Sprinkle some water on top & cover with a lid & let it cook for 1 minute on low flame 

Turn off the heat & after 10 minutes, transfer the cooked flour onto a wide bowl

When cool enough to handle, apply oil to your palms &  knead well to form a soft dough 

You will want to knead for about 5 minutes 

Transfer the dough into a bowl & cover with a damp kitchen towel  

Stuff the Wrapper with the Coconut Jaggery Filling 

Pinch lime sized balls from the dough & dust them with rice flour & roll into a longish wrapper with the help  of a rolling pin. 

Place a teaspoon of the filling in the center & wrap the dough into a crescent shaped  Kadubu 

Repeat this till you finish off the  dough & the filling. You will  get about 30 Kadubus with this measurement 

Steam The Kadubus 

Place all the kadubu onto a plate in one line without overcrowding the plate & steam them for 10 minutes 

Sihi Kadubu

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