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Kadabu is a festive sweet from Karnataka. Lentil is cooked and mixed with jaggery. It is then filled and fried in crescent-shaped, called as kadabu.


  • For the covering :
  • wheat flour 1 1/2 cup
  • rice flour 2 tsp
  • ghee 1/2 tsp
  • water
  • Other ingredients :
  • oil for frying
  • flour for dusting


  1. Cook split pigeon pea with a little ghee and water in a pressure cooker. Once it iscooked, let the pressure release by itself. Drain the water, from the lentil. Now, you can either cook it directly in a thick bottom pan or smudge it well along with jaggery. I have a handy equipment and I use it.
  2. Put the lentil and jaggery together and cook for sometime. When I pass the lentil, I get a thin, smooth consistency of it and I it is boiled. Put desiccated coconut, dry fruits and cardamom powder to it. Once the consistency is moderate, turn off the stove.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the dough. It should be firm, cover it with a muslin cloth and keep it aside for sometime. 

  4. Make balls of the stuffing and keep it aside.Take a small piece of the dough, roll it into a circle. Take the stuffing and elongate it between palms. Keep it on one side and slowly cover the other end and seal it. The edges can be trimmed with a curvy knife. I have a mould and I use it. The picture of the mould is given. Heat oil in a pan.Once the oil is warm, slowly immerse two stuffed kadabu into it. Deep fry on both the sides on a moderate heat. Once the brown spots are visible, remove them on a plate with tissue paper. Repeat for the rest of the dough.