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.
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.