Monday, September 3, 2012

Benne Kadubu (Butter & Coconut Dumpling) With Koli Saaru (Chicken Curry)

We are heading to India today to meet another one of my foodie friend. She is no other than Vidyalakshimi who is going to share an authentic and traditional Indian recipe. Just like how I met the rest of the foodies, I got to know Vidya via her blog of Cooking My Way and her facebook page.  I hope some day in the near future, we can meet each other in person.  Meanwhile, we are happy being friends in the cyber world and thumbs up for our friendship.

Vidya has made it easy for me because in her intro, she has explained much details of the recipe. Therefore I shall stop here and we shall move on with the opening she has for all of us.

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your guest post. The recipe which I am forwarding is very traditional south Indian recipe from coorg malnad. Coorg is rich for coffee and spice; we call it the spice and coffee capital of Karnataka. Pork, chicken and rice are their traditional food, served during wedding and other special occasion. The recipe is very simple, prepared with ingredients available globally. Benne kai kadubu means butter and coconut dumplings. It’s one of the famous recipes served for breakfast till dinner, not only served with chicken curry but also can be also served with pork and coconut chutney. Koli saaru is a chicken curry, simple recipe packed with amazing flavors and awesome taste which can be served even with dosa or idly.
Recipe for benne kadubu
1 Cup Cream of rice
1/2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
Salt to taste
2 Cups water

Boil water in a heavy bottom pot or wok add coconut, butter and salt allow to boil till butter melts.
Add cream of rice slowly to the boiling water and keep stirring, make sure no lumps are formed in the process
It should be cooked exactly like upma cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Once the water has evaporated, mix well and allow to cool a bit.
Form tight roundels and steam in a steamer or idly cooker for 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame.
Once steamed its ready to be served the dipping of your choice...serve hot. 
Recipe for koli saaru
10 to 15 dried red chilies(Whole)
10 kashmiri Peppers (Whole)
1 medium onion
1 Tbsp Coriander seeds or powder
4 cloves
3 cardamom pods
1 inch stick cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp black pepper corns
1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
10 Pods garlic
1 inch Piece ginger
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp ghee
Salt as per taste

1/2 kilo chicken
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp salt

Wash and marinate the chicken for 1/2 hr before cooking.
Boil 1 cup water in a wok add all the spices, chilies, ginger, garlic and onion cover and allow to cook on medium flame for 10 minutes till water reduces and the chilies soften a bit.
Allow the cooked masala to cool a bit before grinding to a smooth paste.
Add the masala to the mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a wok and fry the ground masala till oil surfaces on top add the chicken and fry.
Add water till the chicken has covered and add salt cover and allow to cook.
Once the chicken has cooked till tender its ready to serve garnish with coriander and lime and serve hot with idly or dosa.
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  1. I never had benne kadubu before. Maybe will try to make this

  2. Looks tempting, I am drooling at the sight already. =P

    For sure I have all those ingredients around. So, cant wait to try it out for myself.

  3. WOW super sis thanks for sharing...♥♥♥

  4. wow...i'm speechless... i think I'm still too lazy to cook this, but as I always think, one day if I really wish to cook something, I will definitely refers to your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks Vidhya laxmi for posting the recipe of Benne Kadubu with chicken curry. I bought cream of rice to make upma because I can not eat semolina but when I tried with it it was all lumpy and sticky. I did not know what else to do with it. Now, I can try these rice balls. Kashmiri peppers has given a nice red color to the curry.

  6. What a delicious little meal! The curry and the dumplings each look delicious by themselves so I bet they are wonderful together! Great post!

  7. Delicious chicken curry and dumpling Nava and vidya.

  8. interesting.. looks like those Malacca chicken rice ball

  9. Wow! This looks crazy good! I would love to give this recipe a try!

  10. Very nice to meet you Vidya this is an exceptional looking and delicious dish :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. wa, this is interesting! The colour of the curry looks good and yummy!!

  12. These look fantastic, not seen anything like this before!

  13. Nice presentation I believe the taste turn good and delicious too. Thanks for sharing with us Nava and Vidya. Looking forward to learn other recipes from both of you.


  14. indian food is my absolute favorite. vidya's creation looks yummo-licious! and those little dumplings look so cute...hehe

  15. Vidya, thanks for sharing two lovely recipes with us! Quite unusual for this American, but they look delicious! Welcome home, Nava!


  17. I never had this dish before, but from your description it sure sounds very tasty...something that I'd love to try.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Nava :)

  18. Thanks my great Vidya for sharing this amazing recipe. I am so in love with the chicken curry.

    Another thanks for the rest of those who have taken your time to comment, what more all the lovely comments.

  19. Love the bright red color of the chicken. Looks so inviting and delicious! A must try!


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