Dudde (Pumpkin) Idli

dudde or Pumpkin idli
A Konkani vegetable Idli recipe which is a good change from the regular rice idli. My Mother-in-law's recipe again. 
I make it mildly sweet. For Cucumber Idli I used sugar, but for this I tried jaggery and it tasted better. Whenever pumpkin is not available, I use Butternut Squash and squash idlis taste great too.

Grated Pumpkin/Kadoo - 4 cups
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Idli Rava (Cream of Raw Rice) - 1 cup

Jaggery or Brown sugar - about 3/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Coconut Oil or Ghee/Clarified Butter

How to cook Konkani Dudde Idli:
  • Peel the pumpkin skin and grate it.
  • In a mixing bowl, add grated pumpkin, grated coconut (fresh or frozen), idli rava, jaggery, salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Add more or less sugar to suit your taste.
  • Grease the idli plates with little coconut oil or clarified butter or any other oil.
  • Add the above mixture in the idli mold/mould and steam it for about 12 - 15 minutes.
Konkani dudhiye idli
  • Remove the cooker lid and let it cool for 5 -7 minutes. If the lid is not removed after cooking, the idlis will turn too moist. Cooling will help the idlis come off easily without breaking.
Pumpkin idli is ready to serve with Ghee/Clarified butter or coconut chutney.


  1. Very innovative. Looks yummy too. I am back from office I am feeling hungry seeing this. Uma you simply Rock. Keep it up.

  2. woow,,pumpkin idli super looks perfect and looks very simple n easy one for all time,,, sure will try this idli once,,, thanks for sharing dear,,take care

  3. Very innovative one, never heard abt this anywhere but would love to try it..

  4. hmmmm very new. I bet it taste good. Will try it .. thanks for the recipe Uma

  5. Looks fun. Never tried anything like this. Thanks for sharing

  6. Looks nice..new to me..
    First time here..nice collection of recipes..
    Gald to follow you...

  7. Wow, very innovative, I am just wondering how can one think of such variety of idlis, kudos to u. Loved the recipe.

  8. Very creative and beautiful idli, very new for me..

  9. wow.....really nice.....excellent and sounds healthy

  10. hey uma, nice way to add pumpkin in idli..

  11. this is something totally different. what an innovative way to make idli. must be yum.

  12. hey thats such a nice idea..love it..looks good too..

  13. Thanks Suhaina, Harman, Ammu, Sathya, Sushma, Sarah, Preeti, Nostalgia, Panchpakwan, Ms.Chitchat, Priya, Krishnaveni, PS, Kshipra, Deepa, Madhura for the encouraging feedback.

  14. I am glad you all liked the recipe passed on to me by my elders.


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