Tambittu (Rice laddu)


 

Tambittu is a traditional sweet dish from Karnataka made with roasted rice, Bengal gram, peanuts and coconut. These delicious laddus are refined sugar-free and are prepared during festivals and in the month of Shravana.  The nutty taste of this laddu is very unique and different from the other laddus.

These less-known traditional laddus come together with just a handful of ingredients and can be made easily. Do try them this festive season and enjoy with family and friends.

Ingredients:

Rice – ½ cup
Roasted Bengal gram – ¼ cup
Raw peanuts – ½ cup
Dry coconut – ½ cup, grated
Jaggery – 1/3 to ½ cup as per taste
Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Dry roast rice until it is light golden taking care not to burn it
  2. Let it cool completely and then grind it along with Bengal gram into a fine powder
  3. Dry roast the peanuts until they are crunchy
  4. Place them on a muslin cloth or kitchen towel and rub to remove the skin off
  5. Coarsely pound them in a mortar pestle
  6. Combine the rice-Bengal gram powder, peanuts, dry coconut, cardamom powder and poppy seeds together. Set aside
  7. Take jaggery with ¼ cup water and bring to a boil
  8. Simmer until the jaggery melts completely and the syrup reaches a one-string consistency
  9. Turn off the flame and add the rice mixture to it. Add ghee and mix everything well. Let it cool down slightly
  10. While the mixture is still warm, pinch out small portions and shape them into round laddu
  11. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container

 

Dry roast rice until it is light golden taking care not to burn it

Dry roast rice until it is light golden taking care not to burn it

 

Dry roast the peanuts until they are crunchy

Dry roast the peanuts until they are crunchy and then remove the skin off

 

Coarsely pound them in a mortar pestle

Coarsely pound them in a mortar pestle

 

Combine the rice powder, peanuts, dry coconut, cardamom powder and poppy seeds together

Combine the rice-Bengal gram powder, peanuts, dry coconut, cardamom powder and poppy seeds together

 

Simmer until the jaggery melts completely and the syrup reaches a one-string consistency

Simmer until the jaggery melts completely and the syrup reaches a one-string consistency

 

Turn off the flame and add the rice mixture to it. Add ghee and mix everything well

Turn off the flame and add the rice mixture to it. Add ghee and mix everything well

 

While the mixture is still warm, pinch out small portions and shape them into round laddu

While the mixture is still warm, pinch out small portions and shape them into round laddu

 

 

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