Ellu kadubu recipe I Sesame sweet dumpling

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Sweets/desserts

Kadubu is a traditional festival dish steamed dumplings which makes a very healthy snack . They are made on festive occasions, to be precise on Ganesha Chaturthi in my house. It is believed that, Kadubu is one of the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh chaturthi is a very big festival for us and also it is the most favorite for one all, The menu for this festival is almost fixed every year we make different types of kadubu to offer God Ganesha ellu kadubu is prepared with roasted white sesame, jaggery which is awesome and aromatic.

Preparation time – 15 min

cooking time – 15 min

Serves – 5 

Ingredients for stuffing – 


White sesame – 2 cup

Jaggery – 1 cup grated

Procedure to prepare or to make stuffing – 

Take a heavy bottom kadai , add sesame into it and dry fry till it turns to light brown in colour in a medium flame.


Allow it to cool.


Add roasted (cooled) sesame into a mixer and run the mixer to make a coarse powder


Add grated jaggery and coarsely powdered sesame in a bowl, mix/combine altogether and set aside.

Ingredients to prepare kadubu –

Rice flour – 5oo gm

Salt – 1 pinch

Ghee – 1 tsp

Maida – 1 tbs

Procedure to make or to prepare kadubu –

Boil 1 liter of water in a vessel. Add a pinch of salt and ghee,when it begins to boil, add rice flour and maida when water is boiling.


Allow the flour to boil with water for next 5 min in a low flame. Mix the flour with water using a wooden spatula. Cover the vessel and let it stand for few mins/or till it is manageable to knead.


No lumps should be seen. Divide the dough into equal portions. Each portion should be of medium sized lemon.


Place it on left palm make a hole in a center and go on pressing gently to a cup shape


So that stuffing can be filled, Take a spoon full of prepared sesame mixture and in the center of the prepared cup and Seal the edges.


Arrange prepared kadubu so that it doesn’t touch /stick each other. Steam them in a steamer for 5-6 min.

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After steaming them for 5 min remove gently with a spoon and set aside.


Ellu kadubu or sesame sweet dumpling is ready. This dish is always served with kayi halu coconut milk prepare by adding jaggery and cardamom powder.


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