Coursemain course
Place of originSri Lanka[1]
Region or stateSri Lanka[1]
Serving temperaturehot (temperature)
Main ingredientsRice flour, Mutton
VariationsBeef, Chicken

Thakkadi (தக்கடி) is a Sri Lankan food. The dish consists of rice balls or dumplings covered in a sauce and cooked in a mutton salna,[2] (a spicy gravy). Thakkadi originated from the Moor community in Sri Lanka.[2][3]


Thakkadi is made from steamed rice flour balls cooked in a mutton salna.[2] The balls are made of rice flour, finely sliced shallots, chopped curry leaves and shredded coconut. They are then cooked in a spicy meat (either mutton or beef or even chicken) stew or dipped in spiced curry.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bullis, Douglas; Hutton, Wendy (2001). Food of Sri Lanka. Periplus. pp. 26. ISBN 9781462907182.
  2. ^ a b c d "Thakkadi". Saute Fry N Bake. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Beyond the Stadium Dindigul and Tirunelveli - Indulge". Indulge. 2 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2 September 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2018.