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Kobbari Poornam Boorelu Recipe | Kobbari Burelu | How to make Burelu | Poornalu Recipe

Kobbari Poornam Boorelu Recipe for making poornalu, a traditional festive delicacy in South India. It’s a deep fried rice-dal dumpling stuffed with cardamom flavoured coconut jaggery mixture.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time5 hrs 40 mins
Course: Festive Sweet / Dessert
Cuisine: Indian (South Indian)
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: Padma Veeranki


For the outer covering:

  • 1 cup Black gram dal/Urad dal
  • 2 cups Raw rice
  • Salt to taste

For the filling:

  • Click here for the recipe!!

To Deep Fry:

  • Required oil for deep-frying


Outer covering:

  • Soak rice and urad dal for 5 hours.
  • Wash and drain away the water.
  • Combine and grind well to a smooth textured thick batter. Ensure the batter is neither thick nor thin.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add required salt and mix well.
  • Set aside in the refrigerator until you use it.
  • Make small balls of the filling.


  • Remove the batter from the refrigerator and add a pinch of cooking soda(optional) and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, dip each ball of stuffing (poornam) in the batter, coat well and drop gently drop into hot oil.
  • Turn sides and fry until light golden brown.
  • You can fry for an extra minute for a crispy crust.
  • Serve them hot/cold.