Taikile Sanna Muddo

Taikile leaves or taikilo is seen only during monsoon deason. It is called Cassia tora in English .In Udupi ,Mangaluru regions these leaves are used to prepare variety of dishes like Taikile ambado / vadas, taikile muddo / Steamed rice dumplings, Taikile upkari / stir fry, Tambli, Taikile sanna polo / spicy dosa etc. These leaves has lots of medicinal benifits too. Spicy Rice dumplings steamed in banana leaf is called sanna muddo in Konkani .Soaked rice is ground with chillies,coconut  and then mixed with veggies like onion, cabbage ,or any leafy vegetables like palak,colacasia leaves,methi, drumstick leaves or amaranth leaves.

1 cup dosa rice
3/4 cup grated coconut
6-7 roasted red chillies
Little tamarind
Salt to taste
little hing / asafoetida
1 cup finely  washed and chopped taikile leaves


  • Soak rice in water for 2 hrs, wash well and drain all the water
  • In a mixer jar put red chillies ,tamarind, salt and grated coconut,grind into smooth paste
  • Now add the rice and grind into a slightly coarse batter
  • Remove the batter in a bowl, add the chopped leaves ,mix well
  • Take pieces of banana leaf , keep  around 2 laddle full batter in the center and fold it 
  • Heat the idli steamer and steam it for 15 to 20 mins
  • Serve hot with coconut oil drizzled on it 
  • Tastes awesome with hot rice and dal


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