Monday, April 07, 2014

Sannas / Goan Idli

Sannas / Goan Idli


         Today we are going to try Goan authentic dish "Sannas".  It is goan version of Idli. which Can be prepared quickly if you have soaked rice with you.  Soft and fluffy texture is highlight of this idli. Traditionally it is prepared using toddy.. and now a days, toddy is replaced by yeast.  Let going to the recipe, before that little info about Goa..

         Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.  Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

Rice with fish curry (xit kodi in Konkani) is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices, and vinegar giving the food a unique flavour.

Goan food may be divided into Goan Catholic and Goan Hindu cuisine with each showing very distinct tastes, characteristics, and cooking styles. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti, chorisa, and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate, is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma.

Sannas, Hitt, are variants of idli and Polle, Amboli, and Kailoleo are variants of dosa; all are native to Goa. A rich egg-based, multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favourite at Christmas. (info wikipedia)

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes
Soaking time: overnight
Cooking time: 10 ~ 15 minutes
Adapted from here

Ingredients: 
2 cups idly rice or any rice 
1 tbsp fresh yeast or  1 1/2 tbsp yeast granules, leveled 
1/2 grated coconut
1/2 cup warm water
2~3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt

Sannas / Goan Idli


Method:

1. Wash and soak rice for overnight. Before grinding,  get yeast mixture ready by mixing 1 tbsp sugar, yeast and 1/2 cup warm water together. Keep it aside for 15 minutes or until frothy.

Sannas / Goan Idli

2. Drain the rice and grind it with grated coconut, sugar in to batter by adding less water.  Batter should not be too coarse.  It will look like fine batter but you will feel the grainy texture when you tough it.

Sannas / Goan Idli

3. Now add yeast mixture to the batter and mix it with salt. Cover and rest it in warm place for 2 hours or until it rises to the edges of the bowl. I kept my batter in the oven with lights on.  It took 1 hour for me to proofing . Do not heat the oven.


4. Mix the batter and keep it aside. Grease the small bowls or ramekin pan as shown in picture. Pour the batter in prepared pan and steam it for 10 ~ 15 minutes in medium heat.. You can also use idli cooker for steaming sannas.


5. Serve hot with any spicy gravy..

Sannas / Goan Idli

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Sannas / Goan Idli
Preparation time: less than 30 minutes
Soaking time: overnight
Cooking time: 10 ~ 15 minutes
Adapted from here

Ingredients: 
2 cups idly rice or any rice 
1 tbsp fresh yeast or  1 1/2 tbsp yeast granules, leveled 
1/2 grated coconut
1/2 cup warm water
2~3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt

Method:

1. Wash and soak rice for overnight. Before grinding,  get yeast mixture ready by mixing 1 tbsp sugar, yeast and 1/2 cup warm water together. Keep it aside for 15 minutes or until frothy.
2. Drain the rice and grind it with grated coconut, sugar in to batter by adding less water.  Batter should not be too coarse.  It will look like fine batter but you will feel the grainy texture when you tough it. 
3. Now add yeast mixture to the batter and mix it with salt. Cover and rest it in warm place for 2 hours or until it rises to the edges of the bowl. I kept my batter in the oven with lights on.  It took 1 hour for me to proofing . Do not heat the oven.
4. Mix the batter and keep it aside. Grease the small bowls or ramekin pan as shown in picture. Pour the batter in prepared pan and steam it for 10 ~ 15 minutes in medium heat.. You can also use idli cooker for steaming sannas. 
5. Serve hot with any spicy gravy..

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20 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

wow so perfectly made fluffy and spongy sannas :) making me hungry now , pass me some dear :) Wud love to have the with spicy chutney :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so soft and so spongy idlis!!! so well made!!

Priya Ranjit said...

perfectly made spongy sannas :) looks amazing

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

goan idlis looks nice and fluffy

Priya Suresh said...

Sannas looks super spongy and wish i could start my day with those steamed rice cakes.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Perfect for breakfast. Looks so nice...

Shobana Vijay said...

Nice and I like it

Magees kitchen said...

Wow it looks Super fluffy and spongy....

Torviewtoronto said...

i will try this looks wonderful

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never knew that there was a local idli preparation in Goa. Should have tried it during my last visit over there. However, would follow this recipe and prepare it soon.
Deepa

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very nice. Made it for ICC sometime back!

Usha said...

I should try these sannas. They look perfect and yum

Chef Mireille said...

love the second photo...very artistic

Archana Potdar said...

Sara these look good. Now I need to make them.

vaishali sabnani said...

we all loved these idlis when we made them for ICC..really soft and light.You have made them so well and captured them beautifully...amazing texture!

Pavani N said...

Perfectly made Goan idlis :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely sannas Saraswathi! I had also chosen the same thing and we all loved it. I love the little ramekins that you have used.

Sreevalli E said...

Idly look soft & smooth.. lovely.

Suma Gandlur said...

They look great. I had made these as apart of ICC and we had truly enjoyed them.

Sapana Behl said...

So soft and delicious idlis..