Sanna Khotto/idly

This is spicy version of idly, a very traditional amchi dish and a superb accompaniment to an amchi meal. Serve it drizzled with coconut oil .
Ingredients required:

  1. Toor dal- half cup
  2. Raw rice- three fourth cup
  3. Grated coconut- 1.5 cups
  4. Tamarind-marble sized
  5. Roasted red chillies- about 15
  6. a tiny piece of hing (asafoetida)
  7. salt to taste

Sanna Khotto /idly


  • Soak rice with toor dal for 2 to 3 hours in water.
  • Grind coconut with roasted red chillies, hing, tamarind to a smooth paste.
  • Next add the dal and the rice and grind to obtain a rava like consistency.add salt to taste.
  • Fill into greased idly moulds and steam for 15 minutes.
  • Demould on cooling and serve drizzled with coconut oil.
  • This can also be steamed in khotte (made of jackfruit tree leaves) or as sannan in a pressure cooker.

Note: Chopped onion can be added to the masala in which case hing has to be omitted 

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