Jul 25, 2010

Hittu / Khotte


Hittu with soyi bajjile gashi ( Traditional Konkani Breakfast )

Hittu / Khotte

Makes: 7 Hittu / Khotte

You will need

For Hittu:

1 bowl idli batter, fermented ( approximately 400 ml )
1 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )
1/2 - inch ginger, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

Sufficient jackfruit leaves ( Since leaves of jackfruit tree is not of standard size, it is not possible to quantify the number of cones to fill the batter. It may vary upon size of leaves. 4 leaves are required / cone ).

Mix all the batter ( idli batter, jeera, ginger and salt ) ingredients well and keep aside for 1 hour.

Method

Take four jackfruit leaves, keep them edge to edge and attach with fine sticks in the shape of a cup or cone. Follow the same process for the remaining leaves.

Fill the cups or cones or khotte with idli batter ( 3/4 of the level ) and arrange in a bowl , keep straight and steam ( without weight ) in a pressure cooker / steamer ( or pedavan ) for 15 to 20 minutes or till done. The leaves give a nice flavour to the Hittu / Khotte. Serve hittu with chuntey / gassi / humman / sambar....

3 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Nice one.. looks very delicious.. :)

Satya said...

looks very delicious ...so many sweet childhood memories with this khotte ,my grandma used to prepare these when we would go there for summer vaction,we call it panasaakku buttalu idli(idli in jackfruit basket) ...thanks for sharing this dear

Khaugiri said...

Looking very nice.