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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Unde Kadbu

Unde Kadbu/Steamed Rice Balls

This Unde kadbu is one of the traditional breakfast recipe made from grinding the rice and adding some salt,coconut. 'Unde' in kannada means 'round shape' and 'Steaming' specially for breakfast made with fresh grounded rice/grain is known as 'Kadbhu' in Dakshina Kannada, my place Mangalore. Different place use some different name for the same way or dish. In my place we get a vessel specially for this kind of steaming, its called 'Atte Patre' in Kannada and 'Thondur' in Tulu.

This is my mothers recipe, she makes it offen both regular/sweet variety. Here i have is the regular one, just simple. Once you know the prociduer to make its simple. But need some parctise. I have seen my mother making it so can make it :) !!

I have the Akki rotti recipe with the same way, but just grind and make roti on the hot griddle.

I'm sending this Unde Kadbu to SriLekha's EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series event.


1 cup Long grain rice
1/4 cup grated fresh/frozen Coconut
Salt as per taste


1. Soak rice for about 5-6 hours or overnight.
2. Grind the rice into a thick paste by adding little water(about 1/4 cup of water).
3. Heat a thick bottom pan, now need to heat the grinded rice to make it handable. Now add salt and cook the grinded rice. Rice when starts cooking, will start thickening, keep string continuously. Rice paste will all come together to form a thick, when you tough the dough it should not stick our hand. Takes around 5-7 minutes.
4. Now, when this forms into a dough and not sticky stwich off the heat, add the grated coconut and mix well.
5. Once this is done, need to make small ball of our convinient size. Steam this in a cooker or a Idli cooker, for about 10-15 minutes.
6. Unde kadbu is ready to be served with chutney.

1. I made the wada shape and just put my finger impression. So i got that shape of the Kadbu below.
2. Variation - Can make a sweet version by adding sugar/jaggery while grinding the paste and follow the same procidure.
3. Have it for breakfast with some Coconut chutney

Unde Kadbu


Usha said...

This looks so soft and inviting! Great pictures :-)

Preety said...

love all those things which requires minimum ingredients to cook..

Kalai said...

Lovely pics! They look so soft and yummy. :)

chef and her kitchen said...

Loved the shapes of those cute kadubu's dear....looks yummy

Ashwini said... Back..Love this unde, I used to have at my friends place..Bookmarked this recipe..Will try soon.

Archy said...

thank you !!

Me too.. my mom cooks with minimum ingredients most of the time !! Saves time and energy :) !!

Hey, ur back.. nice to see ur comment !!

Archy said...

Thank you Dear !!

Nice to hear from you !! Thank you.. do try an let me knw !!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Beautiful picture Archy... and the Kadbu looks absolutely yum..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

WOw first time here, wonderful space..LOoking so good and kadubu's are loooking lovely. Hungry now. Keep rocking

Deepthi Shankar said...

pictures look so pretty

Jyoti said...

Looks delicious! Love the shape of kadbu.

Savi-Ruchi said...

this is very similar to pundi gatti (unde). nice pictures

Myvegfare said...

wow unde kadabu looks gorgeous.., clicks are soooo good..., they look so cute with the green green chutney

Srikitchen said...

wow! looks so delicious!

Sia said...

Unde with some spicy red chilli-coconut chutney or jaggery syrup is my fav combination. what a cuties they are!

Ann said...

Awesome and a fantastic pic! mouth watering :( I need one.

AnuSriram said...

Yummy recipe.. Nice click!

jayashree said...

I was blog-hopping & stopped @ unde kadubu.
Just tell me, should i use dosa rice/idly rice.
And also should i grind it smooth or coarse.
I would like to try this recipe as soon as i hear from u .