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Coorg Kadumbuttu/Kadambuttu (Steamed Rice Balls)

?Kadumbuttu is one of the most popular dishes of Coorg. The best accompaniment for Kadumbuttu is the much famous Pandi Curry, which is a spicy, tangy, flavourful Pork curry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine coorgi
Servings 5 serving


  • 250 gms Raw rice Broken
  • 750 ml Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Grated (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter


  • Here's a picture of broken rice.
  • Rinse the rice 2-3 times.
  • Take the rinsed rice, water, salt, butter and grated coconut in a pan.
  • Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, till the entire mixture turns mushy.
  • Switch off heat and cover the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Apply butter on your palms. You may use water also instead.
  • Take about 3/4 tablespoon of the rice mixture and form small balls.
  • Place the rolled balls on a muslin cloth, placed on a steamer.
  • Once the surface is filled, you may place a layer of muslin cloth over the balls and place the remaining balls on it.
  • Cover the top with another layer of muslin cloth.
  • Cover this with a lid and steam the balls on medium heat for 20 minutes or till done.
  • To check if the balls are cooked, you may poke with a knife. It is cooked if the knife comes out clean.
  • Serve the kadumbuttu with Pandi Curry or any accompaniment of your choice.