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

Ingredients

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


Method


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.

16 comments :

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

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  2. Very innovative recipe Divya, like the presentation.

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  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!!

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

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  5. Lovely looking dumplings....looks yummy

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  6. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. A very interesting recipe! Looks fantastic!

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

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