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Sweet Carrot Kadubu | Avi kadubu | Steamed Kadubu

Sweet Carrot  kadubu | Kadubu recipe | carrot jaggery filling kadubu | Avi kadubu
This steamed kadubu or avi kadubu is as the name says it is steamed sweet with outer shell made of rice and filling is sweet, we can make with dals, traditional coconut and jaggery and with sesame seeds as well. Here in this recipe I have used grated carrot, coconut and jaggery as filling. Try this sweet and share your comments 🙂

This is vegan, gluten free and No ONION no GARLIC dish.

Try this khara kadubu with dals filling and uddina kadubu – urad dal filling

Ingredients for making  sweet carrot kadubu:

For the dough:

  • 1/2 cup of rice ( wash and soak in 1cup of water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For filling:

  • 2 medium size carrots( wash, peel the skin and grate)
  • Or Around 2 cups of grated carrots
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 3 to 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut (or frozen coconut)
  • around 8 almonds, 8 cashews(crushed) and some raisins
  • 3 to 4 cardamoms (powder it)
  • or 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Tortilla / roti press or parchment paper / plastic sheets

We can make around 10 kadubu with the given measurement.


To prepare the hurNa / filling:

  1. Take the jaggery in a pan along with the water and melt this on medium heat, once melted completely, strain the syrup to a cup
  2. Heat 1 tsp of ghee or oil in a thick bottom pan, add grated carrot, stir it for 2 to 3 minutes on medium/medium low heat
  3. Now add jaggery syrup, coconut, crushed nuts and raisins.. stir it until the mixture thickens,.
  4. You can add gasagase as well.
  5. Once the mix becomes thick and for exact consistency please watch the video ( it may take around 4 minutes on medium heat)
  6. Turn off the heat, add cardamom powder, mix it well, Let it cool

For making the Dough:

  1. Transfer some water from soaked rice to a cup, grind it to a fine paste,
  2. Transfer this to a thick bottom kadai, add oil, and salt, add the water, (consistency of the batter at this point should be like neer dosa batter. Add enough water to get the right consistency
  3. Keep this on medium heat. keep stirring until this thin batter becomes a ball / lump . Then turn off the heat. It may take around 5 to 6 minutes. Cover it and let it cool.
  4. Take the warm dough on greased plate, and knead it to a soft, smooth dough,
  5. Grease the parchment paper or banana leaves and grease the plate in which we steam cook the kadubu
  6. Take a small amount of the dough(around a golf ball size) make a ball, flatten it and keep in the center of the press, cover it with another parchment paper and press.
  7. Place 1 to 2 tbsp of the filling in the center, fold the paper and seal it as shown
  8. Arrange the prepared kadubu on the greased plate
  9. If you don’t have this press, you can make like this either by patting or you can use a rolling pin

To Steam the kadubu:

  1. Keep the steamer / pressure cooker with enough water in it on medium high heat
  2. Place the prepared kadubu in a steamer, steam cook this for 7 to 8 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
  3. If you are using a pressure cooker don’t put the whistle on.
  4. Before keeping the next batch add water if needed to the steamer. and continue the same procedure.