Shepu Sweet Idlis ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)

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An innovative variant of the traditional steamed idlis, these are sweetened with jaggery! it should ideally be served hot with ghee poured on top of the idlis.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 15 idlis
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2 cups raw rice (chawal) , soaked for 4 hours and drained
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/2 cup thick rice (chawal) flakes , washed and drained
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup crushed jaggery (gur)
1/2 cup finely chopped dill (shepu / suva bhaji) leaves
salt to taste
1 tsp fruit salt
1 tsp oil for greasing

  1. Combine the rice and coconut together and blend in a mixer to a thick smooth batter, adding a little water if required. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the rice flakes and buttermilk in another bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the jaggery to the rice flakes and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  4. Combine the rice batter, rice flake paste, dill leaves and salt together in a bowl and mix well. (check the consistency and add a little water only if required so as to get a thick batter).
  5. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt to the batter and sprinkle a little water over it. When the fruit salt starts bubbling, mix gently.
  6. Spoon out the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.

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 on 28 Dec 10 01:07 PM

very peculiar recipe! its nothing like i have ever eaten before...people who like shepu, will love it!