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Khara Kadubu

This is the filling of a steamed dumpling made on the festival of Lord Ganesh at our home without the rice wrap. It is prepared with Urad dal, herbs and spices.

Khara Kadubu   


  • Urad dal – 1 cup, washed and soaked for an hour.
  • Dill – handful, washed and finely chopped.
  • Cilantro – handful, washed and finely chopped.
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped.
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp.
  • Green chilies (optional) – 1, cut into medium pieces.
  • Salt –  to taste

Pre Prep

  • Drain the water and grind the urad dal in a blender into a fine batter.


  • To the ground urad dal add dill, cilantro, cumin seeds,  onion and salt. Mix well.

    Steamed Kara Kadubu

  • greased  tray/ steel plate  and put the urad dal mixture into it.
  • Steam for 20 minutes.
  • Let the steamed kadubu cool, cut into small square/ diamond shapes


The above mixture could be deep fried too. Dropped into heated oil in small round balls.

Serve as a snack with a mint chutney.