July 2, 2014

Sabbasige (dill leaves) sihi idli recipe - saipe paana sweet idli - shepu idli recipe - how to make dill leaves sweet idli

Dill leaves or sabbasige (saipe paan) idli recipe - This is an authentic dill leaves sweet idli recipe of my hometown. In that part dill leaves are very rarely available and it is seasonal. Whenever it was in the vegetable market, we used to bring it and we were making dill leaves idly and dosa. Many people do not like the flavor of this leaves. So, they reject to eat dishes made out of it. But, this is my favorite leafy vegetable and I can eat it in any form. Here we get dill leaves all around the year and I make either idli or dosa with it very often.  Being a sweet idli it needs to be served with ghee or butter.

Shepu chi idli
Sabbasige sihi idl or dill leaves sweet idly recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 15 minute
Cooking time 30 minutes
Makes 12 idlis

1 cup raw rice
1 cup roasted thick rava / semolina
1/2 bunch dill leaves / shepu / sabbasige
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
Salt to taste

Sabbasige sihi idl or dill leaves sweet idly recipe

Wash and soak the rice for 3 - 4 hours. Drain the water and grind to a coarse paste without adding much water. Transfer to a vessel and set aside.
Separate the dill leaves from the stem. Wash thoroughly and chop. Mix the chopped dill leaves, jaggery and coconut together. Blend them to a  smooth paste using little water. Pour this paste in a bowl. Add the semolina and mix well.
Add the coarse rice paste and salt. Mix to combine and make a dropping consistency  idli batter.
Grease the idli mould with oil or ghee and pour the batter using a table spoon. Cook it on medium flame in idli cooker for 20 -25 minutes. Once done, remove the lid and insert a knife and check. If the knife comes out clean, idli is done. Otherwise, cook on low flame for 10 more minutes. 
Serve dill leaves idli  hot with ghee or butter. 


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  2. looks so soft n yummy idlis :)

  3. My fav color idlis n these r new to me...but Luke yummy...

  4. LIpsmacking good idlis. Interesting and super tempting...

  5. Very different idli, quite unique for me


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