1. 5 big dalo leaves
  2. Urdi besan 2 cups
  3. Salt
  4. Tamrin (2cm cubed)
  5. Garlic 2 tbsp
  6. Roasted jeera powder 1tbsp
  7. Baking powder 1 tbsp
  8. water
  9. Chillies (optional)


  1. Wash the dalo leaves and cut off the pointed edge.
  2. Pour urdi besan in a bowl and add salt, jeera, baking powder and chillies.
  3. Dip tamrin in 2 cups of water and mesh it with ur hands.
  4. Strain the tamrin water with a sieve to take out any lumps of tamrin.
  5. Add this tamrin water to the bowl of urdi besan.
  6. Mix this well and form a paste.
  7. Lay a leaf on a tray and apply paste all over the leaf.
  8. Lay another leaf on top of the first leaf and do the same.
  9. Repeat this with all leaves.
  10. Roll the leaves and make into a cylinder shape. Tie this with a thread.
  11. Steam this for about an hour.
  12. When it is cooked, cut it into thin round pieces and eat.
  13. You can even deep fry the pieces and have with tea, coffee or any other soft drink.


  1. Make sure that saina is fully cooked while steaming. If it is not fully cooked, you can have itchy in your mouth.
  2. It can also be speltĀ  as sehna, saina or soyna.
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