Shepu Sweet Idlis

Shepu Sweet Idlis

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All time favourite with a sprinkling of iron strength! Dill, besides making this recipe colourful and interesting also loads it up with iron.

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Shepu Sweet Idlis recipe - How to make Shepu Sweet Idlis

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     15Makes 15 servings
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1/2 cup finely chopped dill (shepu / suva bhaji)
2 cups raw rice (chawal) , soaked for 4 hours , drained
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/2 cup beaten rice flakes (poha)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup crushed jaggery (gur)
1 tsp fruit salt
salt to taste
    Main procedure
  1. Grind the soaked rice with the grated coconut to a thick smooth paste, adding a little water.
  2. Wash the rice flakes, drain and add the buttermilk. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Grind the rice flakes in buttermilk to a smooth paste, add the jaggery and grind further till smooth. Add this to the rice batter.
  4. Add the chopped dill leaves and salt and mix well.
  5. Check the consistency and now add a little water only if required so as to get a thick batter.
  6. Add the fruit salt to the batter and sprinkle a little water over it.
  7. When the fruit salt starts bubbling, mix gently.
  8. Spoon out the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

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