July 19, 2014

Dill leaves or sabbasige (saipe paan) sihi dosa recipe - how to make dill leaves dosa

Dill leaves or sabbasige  dosa or  dosai  recipe. This is an authentic South Karnataka style sweet dosa, prepared with dill leaves, jaggery, rice and coconut. I have earlier posted sabbasige sihi idli recipe.  In that sweet idli, I have used both rava ( semolina) and rice as basic ingredients. But, in this dosa, I have used only rice like the one in original traditional recipe. This sabbasige sihi dosa has superior dill flavor and unique taste in combination with coconut and jaggery. In order to achieve the full flavor of dill leaves, blend the batter just before preparing the dosa. Dill leaves are healthy leafy vegetable and it is extensively used in various Indian cuisines. Dill leaves are also used in making sabzis in combination with moong dal ( husked green gram ), chana dal   ( bengal gram ), Chawli ( black eyed beans / alasande ), matar ( green peas), toor dal,  potato and carrot. However, the sabzi with moong dal is quite similar to methi ( fenugreek leaves ) moong dal sabzi. I will post the dill subzi recipes in due course.

Dill has an abundant supply of dietary fibers which helps in digestion. Dill leaves contain good amounts of vitamin A,and vitamin C, as well as reasonable amounts of riboflavin. It is a good source of minerals like iron, calcium and potassium. Consumption of dishes prepared with dill leaves are great for bone health, since it contains good amounts of calcium. Dill leaves boost the immune system. It has antioxidant properties which helps in removal of toxins.

Dill leaves sweet dosa in serving plate
Dill leaves dosa  recipe with step by step pictures.

preparation time  3 hours
cooking time  30 minutes
yields  10 dosa

1 ½  cups rice
1/2 bunch dill leaves / sabbasige
1/2 cup jaggery powder
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
Oil or ghee as required
Salt to taste

Dill leaves dosa recipe
  • Wash and soak the rice for 2 - 3 hours. Drain and keep it aside  Separate the dill leaves from the hard and rough stems. Wash them thoroughly under running water to remove the soil or mud. Drain and chop them roughly.
  • Combine together the rice, chopped dill leaves, grated fresh coconut and jaggery powder. Put them in a mixer and grind into a smooth paste, adding water gradually.
  • Grind the batter into two batches and transfer it to a large vessel. Then add salt and mix well. Add water if required.
grind dosa batter to make sabbasige sihi dosa recipe
  • Heat a griddle and apply 1/4 tsp of ghee or oil on it. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it to a circular motion to make a round dosa. Cook covered  on a medium flame till the base  turns firm.
spread dosa batter on tawa to make sabbasige sihi dosa
  •  Flip it and cook  till the golden brown spot appears. 
flipped  to cook another side of sabbasige sihi dosa
  •  Remove and serve the dill leaves dosa hot with ghee and choice of your drink.
Sabbasige sihi dosa on serveing plate


  1. wow! very healthy dosa. Never tried this.

  2. wow fantastic recipe and dill leaves sweet dosa sounds very interesting to me :) never have tried this combo :) looks very attractive dear !!

  3. Never tried this combo sounds very interesting..thanks for sharing..


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