Sannas

SANNA /SANNAS / GOAN STEAMED CAKE / MANGALOREAN IDLIS

INGREDIENTS

  • Raw rice – 3 cup [ sona masoori ]
  • Urad dal – 2 tbsp [optional ]
  • Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Cooked rice or poha – 3/4 cup
  • Active Dry yeast – 1 tsp [ use fresh one ]
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Clean ,wash , rinse and soak the rice + urad dal for 4 – 5 hrs .
  2. Add the poha to the soaked rice , just 10 mins before you grind .
  3. Take the rice + poha + yeast + sugar in a mixer jar and grind it into fine smooth batter by adding required amount of water .
  4. Transfer the batter to a big vessel , mix well with clean hands .
  5. Cover and keep aside for fermentation for  6 – 8 hrs till the batter increases 3 times more in quantity . In cold regions ,you have to keep for more time may be upto 10 or 12 hrs .
  6. ***Keep a plate under the batter vessel ,as sometimes it overflows .
  7. After fermentation ,you will see lot of bubbles and the batter will be very light ,start mixing with a ladle.
  8. Once you start mixing the batter will settle down .
  9. Add salt and mix well .Batter is ready to use .
  10. Batter should be of smooth thick flowing consistency .[even if the batter is thin ,the sannas will come perfect ]

METHOD

Grease small vatis  / steel bowls / ramekins / katoris  with oil .

Put the idli  steamer on stove .

Pour a ladle of batter in the greased vatis upto 3/4 level .

Place the vatis in the steamer and steam for 10 to 12 mins depending on the size of vati .

Once done ,allow to cool .

Remove it carefully with a spoon .

Serve it hot with any SouthIndian accompaniments or non veg gravy .

*** Urad dal gives softness to the sannas .

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