Khara Kadubu For Naga Panchami + {VIDEO}

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Khara 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 mixed Lentil filling. 

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

Khara Kadubu For Naga Panchami

The Other 2 most commonly made dishes on Naga Panchami are Sihi Kadubu & Uddina Kadubu & you can find them on the blog here & here 

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
  • 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


How To Make 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  

How To Make the Filling 

The Spicy Lentil filling is quite similar to the Nuchina Unde Mix except that we do not add Onions & Dill Leaves here

You Will Need:
  • 1/4 Cup Chana Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Toor Dal 
  • 1/4 Cup Moong Dal 
  • 3 Green Chilies 
  • 3 Red Chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • A small Piece of Ginger - Chopped 
  • A few curry leaves 
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1 tablespoon 
  • Salt 

Wash all the 3 lentils in water & soak them together for about 3 hours or overnight.
In a mixie, grind the lentils coarsely along with the other ingredient

Add a dash of water & grind inyo a coarse paste

Transfer into a bowl, add chopped Coriander & Curry Leaves & mix well. The filling is ready 

Stuff the Wrapper with the Lentil 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 

Khara Kadubu for Naga Panchami

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