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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Uddina Kadubu / Chocolate Kottige

Ingredients:
3 cups Boiled Rice
1 cup White Rice
2 cups Black Gram seeds
Salt to taste
4 Banana leaves (Each banana leaf should be of around 2.5 feet length)
4 Coconut Tree Leaf Sticks or Arecanut Tree Leaf Sticks (Around 1 inch long)
8 Banana Leaf Threads (Around 7-8 inch long)

Recipe:
Soak white rice and boiled rice together in water for about 4 hrs. Soak the black gram seeds separately in another bowl for about 4 hrs. Wash the soaked black gram seeds in water for about 2-3 times and grind them into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Wash the soaked rice in water for about 2-3 times and grind them coarsely by adding little amount of water. Add this to the vessel containing black gram seeds batter, add salt, mix well and keep it aside for fermentation for about 7-8 hrs. Mix the batter and add the water if required. The consistency of the batter should be like that of thick milkshake.

Take each banana leaf, banana leaf thread and place it over the flame for few seconds. Wipe it properly using one cotton cloth and keep it aside.

Start folding the banana leaf from narrow end as shown in the picture below.

After folding it should have two layers around and starting & ending edge should be overlapped as shown in the picture below.

Prick the Coconut Tree Stick/Arecanut Tree Stick to bind the edges of the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Tie other side of the banana leaf using banana leaf thread as shown in the picture below.


Place the tied banana leaf over the water container as shown in the picture below.

Fill the 2/3rd of banana leaf container with the prepared batter as shown in the picture below.

Tie the other side of banana leaf using banana leaf thread as shown in the picture below.

Place it in a cooker conatainer / traditional steamer as shown in the picture below.

Steam cook for about 15-20 mins in high flame and another 50-60 mins in medium flame. (For pressure cooker: Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand).

Slice them using tied thread and serve them hot along with ghee and any kind of Sambar or Chutney or Sihi Kayi Halu.

The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 10 plates of Kadubu.