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Sanna - Goan

A sanna is a spongy, steamed, and savoury unfilled dumpling originally made of red rice, black lentil & coconut in the Konkan region, by the western coast of the Indian subcontinent. They are originated in Goa and Damaon, Mangalore, Bombay, they are especially popular among Goans, both the Goan Hindus and Goan Christians, also among the Konkani migrants outside Konkan in Karachi, Sindh, Gujarat, Karnataka & Kerala.

Sannas are also served alongside chicken or mutton curries, they can be eaten for breakfast with coconut chutney or saambhar, or with coconut milk sweetened with jaggery and flavoured with cardamom.


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Sanna - Goan

Course : Breakfast


Cuisine : Indian




Prep time : 10 minutes




Process time : 10 minutes




Total time : 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Parboil rice soaked(overnight) -1 cup

  • Poha - 2 tsp

  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

  • Sugar - 1/4 cup

  • Dry yeast - 1 tsp

  • Water - 1/2 cup

Instructions:

  1. Lets activate dry yeast, by taking 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and sugar, mix well until sugar dissolves, then add dry yeast and mix again. Allow the yeast to bloom for 10 minutes. If the yeast doesnt bloom, discard the yeast water and prepare again

  2. Wash and soak the parboil rice overnight with poha

  3. Drain the soaked rice and grind it with grated coconut, pour the thick batter into bowl

  4. Now add sugar to the batter and mix it

  5. Pour the yeast water into the batter and mix well, cover and keep in warm place for 2 hours, Until the batter doubles

  6. Now pour the batter into cups, steam them in a steamer for 10 minutes

  7. Other variation is pour the batter half, sprinkle grated coconut with jaggeery, again pour the batter on it and steam again for 10 minutes

  8. Serve hot with chicken curry

Pictorial :


take all items
take all items

soaked and drained parboil rice
soaked and drained parboil rice

grated coconut
grated coconut

grind to smooth batter
grind to smooth batter

into bowl
into bowl

yeast water
yeast water

sugar
sugar

mix
mix

allow to bloom
allow to bloom

pour half batter
pour half batter

grated coconut with jaggery powder on it
grated coconut with jaggery powder on it

pour the batter again
pour the batter again

pour simple batter into cup
pour simple batter into cup

steam for 10 min
steam for 10 min

ready
ready

steam
steam

ready
ready

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