Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kadambuttu ( coorgi style rice dumplings)

Kadambuttu is a signature dish of kodavas/coorgis.This dish is normally prepared along with coorgi chicken curry or pandi (pork ) curry .You can have it with any other curries as it is prepared with simple rice-rava or idli rava/Rice semolina.Usually kodava's prepare this right from the scratch.But in this recipe i have used readily available rice rava which is as good as home made rava.

Idli rava / rice rava - 2cups
Water-6 cups
Salt to taste
Cardamom -1 crushed


  • Wash and soak rava with 6 cups of water for 30 mins.
  • Now take a deep kadai or heavy bottom pan and cook the rava along with water on low flame.
  • Add salt,sugar and crushed cardamom and keep stirring all the time to avoid any lumps.
  •  Continue to stir till the mixture is fully dry and resembles soft dough, immediately  turn off the gas and cover it for few mins with a lid.
  • Now take a bowl of water and mix in a tsp of oil.
  • Dip the fingers into the water and rub onto both the palms.
  • Now take about a heaped table spoon of this rice dough and roll into nice round balls.
  • Now heat idli cooker or steamer and place all the balls inside the steamer and steam like idli for about 30 mins.
  • Serve hot with coorgi pandi curry or any other curries of your choice.