Saturday, September 13, 2014

Urid Dal Kadubu

Urid Dal Kadubu is a traditional Kadubu, normally done using banana leaf. Urid kadubu is normally prepared during Nagara Panchami Day along with Sweet kadubu. Kadubu is a kind of idli, prepared using banana or turmeric leaves. The aroma of the kadubu will be enjoyed thoroughly and is healthy snack too. We can have this kadubu for breakfast or as evening snack. We can have  this Urid Kadubu  with chutney.  More of Urid quantity and very little rice ground together and immediately we can steam this kadubu. No need to be fermented. Used green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves. ginger and pepper as spices. We from Dakshina Kannada ( Udupi side) Eat this Kadubu with fresh coconut oil and coconut chutney.

Let us know the benefits of having Urid dal in our daily diet.
Urid Dal is rich in vitamins, minerals and free of cholesterol. It is a store house of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Urid dal contains dietary fibers. It is high potassium content and helps to reduce high blood pressure. Consuming urad dal regularly increases our energy. Urid dal does not contain high calories and fat. Urid dal is popular amongst vegetarians as acts like a rich protein source.

Here is a recipe of  "Urid Dal Kadubu " which can be done in 30 minutes if you have already soaked Urid Dal .

Things needed :

Urid Dal or Whole Urid : 2 Cups.
Raw rice : 2 Hand ful or 1/4 cup. (I have used red rice).
Green Chilly : 1
Curry Leaves : 1 Hand ful
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Table spoons
Ginger : 1 Table spoon  ( Grated)
Pepper : 5 to 6 (crush and powder )
Salt : to taste.
Coconut : 2 Table spoons.
Ingh : a little

Method : 

1. Wash and soak Urid dal and rice for  2 to 3 hours.

2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry and coriander leaves.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.

4. Now grind Urid dal with rice using little by little by water for 4 20 to 25 minto 5 minutes.( Do not grind till paste).

5. Remove from the liquidizer and add salt, cut coriander, ingh, curry leaves, green chilly, coconut and ginger. Mix it well.
6. Take two plates or container and apply oil or ghee in the plate.
7. Keep the cooker or Idli cooker on the fire. Put two  glasses of water and heat. Keep a small bowl or plate in it.

8. Pour ground Urid dal dough in to the ready oil spread containers and keep the containers in the cooker and steam for 20 to 25 minutes.

9.  Remove from the cooker and leave it for cooling . Serve ready Urid Kadubu with coconut chutney or any other side dish you have prepared.

 Note :

Do not grind the dough till paste. Then Kadubu turn hard. Do not use lots of water. It should be idli consistency. Adding any other ingredients is your choice. You can add cut coconut pieces instead of grated coconut. No need of using any Eno or cooking soda.
Time : 30 minutes (Excluding the soaking time).
Serves : 4 to 5


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