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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. 
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • ½ cup rice
  • ¼ cup Bengal gram roasted (puthani)
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup coconut dried or dessicated, grated
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  • Dry roast rice until it is light golden taking care not to burn it
  • Let it cool completely and then grind it along with Bengal gram into a fine powder
  • Dry roast the peanuts until they are crunchy
  • Place them on a muslin cloth or kitchen towel and rub to remove the skin off
  • Coarsely pound them in a mortar pestle
  • Combine the rice-Bengal gram powder, peanuts, dry coconut, cardamom powder and poppy seeds together. Set aside
  • Take jaggery with ¼ cup water and bring to a boil
  • 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. Let it cool down slightly
  • While the mixture is still warm, pinch out small portions and shape them into round laddu
  • Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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