Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kargadubu- Ganesh Chaturti recipes

Belated Ganesh Chaturti wishes to all of you. I wanted to post this recipe yesterday but then I got so held up with the pooja and other preparations, that I could not even go within two meters of my laptop's radius leave alone post anything. Even though today was a busy day, I was determined to make this post and I am glad that I am doing this before going to bed.

This recipe of Kargadubu is from my grand mother.  As far as I am concerned, her Kadubus are the best in the world. They have a very light, flaky pastry like consistency. A big hug and thank you to Ajji for passing on this lovely recipe to me. You try making these "melt in the mouth" once and I am sure you will not make kadubus any other way. 

Kargadubu recipe: 
Preparation time: 20min+Soaking time
Cooking time: 1hour
Makes- 25-30 Kadubus

For the outer covering:
All purpose flour or Maida- 2cups
Fine semolina or Rawa- 2tbsp
Salt- 1/4tsp
Butter- 1/2stick, melted
For the filling:
Dry coconut- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 3/4cup
Poppy seeds- 1tbsp, lightly roasted
Freshly powdered cardamom powder- 1/2tsp
Other ingredients:
Milk- 2tsp
Oil to deep fry

  • First make the filling by mixing all the ingredients for the filling and keep aside.
  • For the outer covering, mix the all purpose flour, semolina and salt in a bowl and add the melted butter and mix well.
  • Add water gradually and mix to form a thick chapati like dough.
  • Allow the dough to stand for at least an hour
  • Divide the dough into 20- 25 small balls and keep aside.
  • Take a portion of the dough and roll into a small circle of 3" diameter.
  • Place 1-1/2 tsp of the filling in the center and seal the edges with milk.
  • Press the edges with a fork and keep aside.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining dough
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry 3-4 kadubus at a time till they are golden brown in colour.
  • Drain on paper towels and store in airtight containers


  1. Looks so yum n fried to perfect ....

  2. These looks sooo good!! I love these grandma`s traditional recipes..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Perfect. Hope you had a great festival

  4. I had a great festival Deesha. Hope you had a good one too :)

  5. Prefect and crisp snack. Loved your presentation

  6. I hope you had a nice holiday! These look so good - I love Indian sweets! And it is so special that it is your grandmother's recipe. Thank you for sharing! :-D

  7. Great recipe for festival, they looks so perfectly done..

  8. First time on your blog and I am already disappointed- yes, disappointed that I did not find your blog earlier :P You have a lovely blog with awesome clicks and the coffee mug shot is simply incredible- You have a new follower to your blog!

  9. wow it truned perfect,luks delicious...clicks are amazing...


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