Tambittu recipe | How to make akki thambittu | Karnataka style rice flour laddu | Thambittunde recipe

By Latha on February 23rd, 2017

akki tambittu recipe, thambittu recipe

Thambittu unde or rice flour ladoo recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is a akki thambittu and is prepared using rice, jaggery, roasted gram, peanuts and dessicated coconut. Thambittu or rice flour ladoo is a very popular recipe from Karnataka. This type of thambittu is prepared during Shivarathri festival across Bangalore and Mysore region of Karnataka. I have 2 more tambittu recipes on this website. They are hasi thambittu or malnad style thambittu recipe and hurigadale thambittu recipe.

In my family we prepare hesaru bele payasa or mung dal kheer and 2 - 3 varieties of avalakki (poha) for Shivarathri festival. You can find all these recipes under Shivarathri recipes section.

If you are looking for other Karnataka style sweet recipes then check my halu bai, roasted gram laddu, carrot halwa, rava kesari bath, banana halwa, coconut burfi and badam puri recipes. Wish you all happy Shivarathri!!

Tambittu recipe

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 12 no

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup dosa rice or any other raw rice
  2. 1/4 cup roasted gram or hurigadale
  3. 1/8 cup or a handful peanuts or ground nuts
  4. 1/4 cup grated coconut
  5. 1/2 cup jaggery
  6. 1/4 cup water
  7. A big pinch of cardamom

Instructions for making akki thambittu:

  1. Rinse the rice and drain the water completely. Wait until dry by spreading it on a cloth or plate.rinsed rice for tambittu or akki thambittu
  2. Roast the rice until light brown.grind rice for tambittu or akki thambittu
  3. Wait until cool and dry grind it along with roasted gram.grind rice for tambittu or akki thambittu
  4. Now sieve the ground flour.soak rice for tambittu or akki thambittu
  5. Roast the peanuts until it starts crackling. Wait until cool and deskin it.coconut for tambittu or akki thambittu
  6. Add in deskinned peanuts, dry or dessciated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well and keep it aside.coconut for tambittu or akki thambittu
  7. Now take 1/2 cup jaggery and little less than 1/4 cup of water in a thick frying pan. And bring it to boil.jaggery for tambittu or akki thambittu
  8. Boil until it just reaches one string consistency. You should be very quick. Or just boil it for 4 - 5 minutes under medium flame. Switch off the stove.jaggery syrup for tambittu or akki thambittu
  9. Immediately pour this jaggery syrup over flour, coconut and peanuts mixture.rice flour for tambittu or akki thambittu
  10. Mix everything well. Wait until the excess heat is reduced.dough for tambittu or akki thambittu
  11. Apply ghee to the hands and make small lemon sized balls. Thambittu will be little soft when they are hot. Within an hour they will become hard.dough for tambittu or akki thambittu

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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