Drumstick/ Moringa leaves Sanna khotto/ dumplings.

There are a couple of varieties of Sanna khotto posted in this website. Sanna khotto are nothing but steamed dumplings or also can be termed as spicy idli… One can add finely chopped greens, veggies onions or even make them plain with asafoetida added for flavour. You can also make them with rice or with equal measures of rice and arhar/ toor dal. Posting a Sanna khotto flavoured with healthy Drumstick/ Moringa leaves today.


250 gms raw rice

1/2 of a large coconut

6 roasted Byadgi chillies

6 roasted Guntur chillies

1tbsp tamarind paste

Finely chopped Moringa leaves as required

Asafoetida as per preference



Wash and soak the rice for three hours. Tip it into the mixer jar along with the grated coconut, asafoetida, roasted chillies and tamarind. Grind it to a semolina/ rava like consistency. The batter should be slightly more loose than of dropping consistency. Pour the batter into a bowl. Add the finely chopped Moringa leaves, salt and mix well. Grease katoris/ steel cups with oil. Pour the batter into them and steam in a steamer for about fifteen minutes. A toothpick inserted should come out clean. Remove from flame and allow to cool. De mould and keep covered in a container. Serve drizzled with coconut oil along with rice and Dal.

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