Monday, August 16, 2010

Sanna Khotto - Cabbage dumplings

As is the case with potatoes,the most-disliked vegetable Cabbage is also one of our favorites.Be a simple upkari or a thoran,or even a spiced up cabbage vada or dosa,we love it in any form.I have come across many people who twist their noses when I say I have cooked Cabbage,and the same people have quietly gobbled up the ambados and these khottos without uttering a word.

Sanna Khotto,is usually cooked in a similar manner like this,where a mold of sorts is made with the jackfruit leaves and the batter is poured into it and steamed.I cannot procure jackfruit leaves here,so I make do with a similar shaped stainless steel mold[which serves the purpose anyway!].

This is a very versatile recipe where you can add any greens of your choice too.Substitute the cabbage with methi leaves or drumstick leaves and you get a greens Sanna Khotto.

Sanna Khotto
Recipe courtesy - Dakshin Bharat dishes by Jaya V Shenoy


Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Raw rice - 3/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Red chillies - 5-8,roasted in 1 tsp oil
Tamarind lump - 1 bean size
Hing - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Cabbage - 1/2 of one medium sized cabbage
Onions - 2,chopped


Soak the rice and toor dal together for 2-3 hours.
Grind grated coconut,red chillies,tamarind and hing to a smooth paste.
Add salt and the soaked rice-dal and grind again.
Mix in the chopped cabbage and onion.
Steam in small stainless steel cups for about 20-30 minutes.
Serve hot with rice and dal.


  1. Wow, such a new and delicious looking dish. Very very interesting :)

  2. Very innovative recipe Divya, like the presentation.

  3. There are only so many way to cook cabbage in a healthy way I know. This is certainly a new way of cooking cabbage. Sounds like a perfect thing to make when you have to make a healthy and filling addition to a barely there meal. Thanks for sharing this!!

  4. The dish looks yummy and comforting dear...

  5. Both OF Us twist our nose when we hear about cabbage...:D
    But He loves ambado khotto n sanna polo... nd salad (i love only salad and can eat a ambado or 2.... )
    But yeh all in my house love it u kno :)
    I dint even go to learn the recipe till date :P
    But yeh ur clicks luk classy :)

  6. Looks very appealing and love the recipe too,this is very new to me! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This sounds totoally new to me..looks absolutely delicious

  8. this look really different and yumm..

  9. Its totally new...Love the way you cooked...thanks for sharing...Sure do try it...

  10. Very very innovative and interesting dumpling recipe. Absolutely loved it.

  11. What a great dumpling it is Divya. 100% healthy and delicious.

  12. Interesting. I've never seen such a recipe.

  13. A very interesting recipe! Looks fantastic!

  14. These steamed dumplings sounds interesting. I might try with some greens in place of cabbage. Loved that steel cup.


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