Thambittu – ತಂಬಿಟ್ಟು

Thambittu or ತಂಬಿಟ್ಟು as it is called in Kannada, is prepared for many festivals and most importantly doing Aarathi to God using the same. So, attached below is 1 quick and easy recipe for the same.
How to prepare Thambittu?


There are many different type of Thambittu. It is made of rice flour (ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು) , wheat flour(ಗೋದಿ  ಹಿಟ್ಟು) and Dhalia or Hurigadale(ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ).


So, here is a simple recipe which you can do in just minutes. This is the recipe my Mom used to make. Easy and simple and can be done in less than 15 minutes max.


  • 1 cup finely ground Hurigadale or Putani or Split Dalia ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ
  • 1 cup finely chopped Jaggery or brown sugar ಬೆಲ್ಲ
  • 5 tsp Ghee ತುಪ್ಪ
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut ವಣ ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ


In a pan, add the jaggery, ghee and just enough water to dissolve the jaggery. Let it boil for almost 5-6 minutes , until all the jaggery is dissolved. Next, add the ground Hurigadale and mix well. Also add coconut.

When it is cool to handle, form the shape of a laddu. And make a small hole in the center such that you can place a bathi for lighting the lamp.

Add ghee to the bathi, and place in the center. Make 5 such and do aarathi.

16 responses to this post.

  1. […] Thambittu or ತಂಬಿಟ್ಟು […]


  2. Posted by bhagyashri badigi on November 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    mom says add little fried til (yeele) it bcomes more tasty


  3. Posted by Vijayalakshmi on August 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Hello Meera,

    I have recently joined and am also madhva lady.


  4. Posted by Vani on August 8, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Hello Meera aware,
    I was madly searching Madhawa’s recipes coz i belong to Madhawa’s and I would like to know to prepare ruby hakida huli how to do…coz i love my grandmother preparing it of with Jackfruit…..I still miss it very much can you guide me…this recipes….it would be gr8…thank you.



    • Posted by Padmini on August 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Hi, as far as i understood your question, it is rubbi haakida huli? as far as i know, the way we make huli pudi, the same way, we have to roast all the huli pudi ingredients and instead of dry coconut, use fresh coconut and grind the roasted things in a mixie/blender.. now the remaining steps are same as Huli…


  5. Posted by Pooja Shankar on July 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I am Satish’s wife Pooja. We do this kind of aarthi for Mangalagowri puje, heating the spatula to make kaadige ( kanna kappu) the one which is burnt with diya taste so yummy. Just try it instead of asking why, why, why ??


  6. Posted by Rajeshwari on January 5, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I was searching of script of Aditya hrudayam in kannada and also Script of Vishnu sahasranamam from padma purana. Kindly upload if you have it.


  7. Posted by magakrishna on September 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    information of preparation of madhwa dishes very nice.request for cocanut obbattu receipe.effiortn super.carry on.


  8. Posted by Niveditha Rao on September 7, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Dayavittu microwave oven nalli cook maduva step by step procedure post madi, it would be really helful… thanks…


  9. Posted by Durgapriye on August 27, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Thanks We never do aarathi like this way. Is there any story behind this ritual(thambittu deepada aarathi)?


  10. Posted by Durgapriye on August 17, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Very easy recipe but I would like to know why it is made into diyas and what would you do after aarthi Please clarify.



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