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Kayi Vade Using Gobindobhog Rice

5 from 4 votes

Kayi vade or coconut rice vada a crispy flavored delicacy from coastal Karnataka. These are deep fried poories using ground coconut, soaked rice and masala. It has a unique flavor of coconut. I learnt this recipe from my mother-in-law. According to my mother-in-law using the soaked rice gives a nice flavor to the vade. In this recipe I have used Gobindobhog rice which has a unique buttery flavor. This adds to the flavor of kayi vade. Kayi vade can be stored for 2 days in airtight containers. This recipe is in association with “Belly Nirvana” organized by plattershare and PlaceofOrigin.in – Indian Tastes Delivered.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
Servings 5


  • Gobindobhog rice ¾ cup
  • Fresh coconut gratings 1 cup
  • Rice flour ¾ cup or less
  • Oil 2 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin or Jeera roasted 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Water as required


  • Soak rice for 3 hours in water.
  • Drain the water, take a mixer jar, add rice, coconut gratings, roasted cumin and little water. Make a fine paste.
  • Take this rice coconut paste, add red chili powder in a thick bottomed wok and fry for 1 minute. Cool this mixture.
  • Now add rice flour, oil, salt and prepare soft dough. Close and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep frying, take small balls of dough and flatten them thin on parchment paper.
  • Drop these flat poories into hot oil and fry them on medium flame on both the sides until they turn golden.
  • Take them out from oil and place them on kitchen tissue paper to absorb excess oil. Kayi vade is ready to be served. Store them in airtight containers.


Add very little water while grinding. The dough should be soft but pliable in nature.
Any rice can be used. I have used gobindobhog rice to give a nice aroma along with coconut flavor to kayi vade.
Adding roasted cumin is optional.

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Pavithra M Adiga
Pavithra M Adiga

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