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Kadubu

Shilpa
Kadubu is deep fried sweet dumplings with a dried coconut filling. It is a mandatory food during Ganesha Chaturthi.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • 1 cup plain flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp semolina fine (suji/rava)
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee
  • Oil for frying the kadabu

FOR THE STUFFING:

  • 1 cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • ¾ cup jaggery grated
  • ¼ cup coconut grated
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

Instructions
 

TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, semolina and ghee
  • Combine them well with fingers. A good indication to know if the outer cover will be crunchy and crisp is that when you take some flour in your hand, it should hold together
  • Slowly add water and knead into a slightly stiff dough
  • Cover with a moist kitchen towel and set aside for 30 minutes

TO MAKE THE STUFFING:

  • Wash the chana dal and soak for 1 hour. Rinse it thoroughly, add fresh water and boil until the lentil is completely cooked, but not mushy
  • Strain the dal and completely remove the water. You may use the water to make holige saaru
  • Transfer the cooked lentil and coconut into a food processor or mixer and grind to form a paste
  • Now in a thick bottom pan, add the paste and jaggery and cook on medium heat stirring in between
  • Cook the hoorna until all the moisture dries out and it comes together as a mass. Add cardamom powder and mix well
  • Cool the hoorna completely

TO MAKE THE KADABU:

  • Once the dough is rested, pinch out lemon-sized ball. Roll it into a thin disc
  • Cut into small discs using a cookie-cutter or a sharp lid
  • Put in 1-2 tbsp of hoorna. Apply water to the edges, bring the ends together and seal it completely
  • Repeat with rest of the dough
  • Heat oil in a frying pan
  • Fry the kadubu in batches on medium-low flame until golden
  • Serve kadubu with ghee
Nutrition Facts
Kadubu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 28IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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