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Avarekalu Kadubu

avikal kaddumbu

Avarekalu Kadubu is a Karnataka special recipe. People in Karnataka wait for winter season as they get to taste avarekayi recipes. This is a blended taste with enough sweet, salt and pepper to awaken your taste buds and easy to prepare recipe.

Regional Dish: Karnataka

Cuisine Style: Karnataka| Cooking Time 30 mins | Take it as Such| Type Snack/ break fast| Shelf Life: 1 day| Quantity: 12 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving:

Calories (185Kcal), Carbohydrates (28g), Protein (2g), Fat (4g)


• 2 cups of avarekalu ( can use frozen once to
• 2 cups of Idli rava
• 1 Tbsp. pepper corns ( coarse powder)
• 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds ( coarse powder)
• 3 Tbsp. of grated fresh/frozen coconut
• 2.5 cups of water
• 2 Tsp. of ghee (clarified butter)
• 3 Tbsp. of crushed jiggery
• 10 curry leaves – chopped fine
• salt to taste


1. Dry roast idli rava on medium heat until it is slightly golden brown for about 8 mins with frequent stirring
2. In the meantime, put the avarekalu with 2 cups of water and salt in a pressure cooker and cook it for 2 whistles.
3. Heat the ghee on medium heat in a heavy bottom pan and add the pepper & cumin to it, stir it for half a minute and add the curry leaves and cook for half a minute
4. Add the roasted idli rava, crushed jaggery, grated coconut and mix it all in .
5. Once the pressure is off from the cooker, drain the avarekalu (keep the water) and mix it into the rava pan.
6. Check seasoning for salt, spice or jaggery at this point.
7. Reduce the heat and slowly add the water to the rava mixture by constantly stirring to avoid any lumps.
8. Cover and cook this for 8-10 minutes until the rava is cooked and water is absorbed, the mixture looks like upma.
9. Switch off your stove and let the mixture stand for a few minutes.
10. Kadubu making: Take a bowl of cold water to dip your hands in as the mixture will be hot
11. Now take a big lemon sized mixture into your wet hands and shape it like a laddu.
12. Now put these all laddu’s in idli stand and place in pressure cooker and steam it like idlis.( without weight) for 15 minutes.
13. Now delicious Kadubus are ready to eat, serve it with some ghee and coconut chutney.

• When you make the kadubus, the mixture should be still hot. Make sure you dip your hands in cold water as you do this to avoid any burns.
• You can cook avarekalu in microwave or on stove top, but this takes longer time, the beans need to be soft to touch when cooked.

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