Sweet Kadubu (Sweet modakam/ Sweet modak)


Preparation time: 1 Hour | Cook time: 10 Minutes


For dough

Rice flour – 2 cups

Water – 4 cups

Salt – Pinch

For filling

Poppy seeds – ¼ cup

Sesame seeds – ¼ cup

Jaggery powder– 1 cup

Grated fresh coconut – ¾ cup

Bengal gram – 1 cup

For kadubu

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Parchment paper


For dough

  • Add water to a vessel and bring it to boil. Add rice flour, salt and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain water and mix well to make a dough.
  • Add drained water if required to make a soft dough. Cover it and keep it aside.

For filling

  • Dry roast below mentioned each ingredients and keep it in separate cups.
  1. Poppy seeds
  2. Sesame seeds
  3. Bengal gram
  • Add Bengal gram to a blender and blend it to a nice powder. Takeout to a bowl.
  • Add poppy seeds with 2tbsp of Bengal gram powder(To avoid poppy seeds to become paste) and blend it to powder. Takeout to the same bowl of Bengal gram powder.
  • Now add sesame seeds with 2tbsp of Bengal gram powder( to avoid sesame seeds to become paste) and blend it to powder. Takeout to the same bowl as above.
  • Mix all powders well along with jaggery powder.

Filling is ready.

  • Add grated coconut to the filling and mix well just before u start making kadubu.

Method to Prepare kadubu

  • Make small balls out of dough.
  • Grease Parchment paper with ghee and place one dough ball on it. Using fingers make it to a small circle.
  • Place 2 tbsp of filling on it. Fold the edges and seal it ( Lift an edge and bring it over other edge, so the filling is completely covered)
  • Start folding the sealed edge to make a design from one end to other.( This is optional. If you don’t want any design u can skip). Keep it on a Serving plate.


Tasty Sweet kadubu is ready to serve.

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