Kai kadubu recipe I coconut sweet dumplings

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Sweets/desserts

Kai kadubu or coconut sweet dumplings  is a popular and traditional  dish, usually prepared on the occasion of Nag panchami and Ganesha chathurthi in Karnataka. Kai kadabu is made with coconut, jaggery, cardamom. It is a sweet snack, you can have them for breakfast or as a evening snack which is healthy and tasty.

Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time – 15 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients for stuffing –


Coconut grated – 1 big cup/bowl

Jaggery – 1 cup grated

Cardamom – 3 no’s

Procedure to make or to prepare stuffing for kadubu – 


Add grated coconut, grated jaggery and powdered cardamom in a bowl combine altogether and set aside.

Ingredients for kadubu –

Rice flour – 500 gms

Pinch of salt

Water – 1 liter

Oil/ghee – 2 tsp

Procedure to prepare or to make 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 coconut mixture 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.


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


Kai kadubu Lord Ganesha’s favorite dish is ready to offering  to him and then eating them puts each and everyone happy :)


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