Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sannas (Idlis)

Ingredients :

2 cups of  raw rice (washed and soaked overnight)
1 cup of urad dal (washed and soaked overnight)
Salt as per taste
1/4 cup water (luke warm water)
3/4 tsp instant yeast 

Grind the rice and dal with 11/2 cup of water to a fine paste. Add salt as per taste

Add another cup of water... the batter should  be little thick and pouring consistency.

In small bowl take 1/4 cup of water  put it in the microwave for 15 Seconds (lukewarm). Add the yeast and leave it aside to froth.

Add the yeast to the ground batter, cover  and leave it aside in a warm dark place to ferment ( it will rise within  4 to 5 hours).

Take a steamer, add water to it and put it on gas to boil.

Grease some small aluminium vaatis (bowls) with oil. Pour the batter into it and. place them in the steamer once the water starts boiling. Close the lid and let them  steam for 15 minutes.

Once cooked remove them out and leave it on the counter to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Remove from the vaatis and enjoy them with sambhaar and chutney or chicken roce curry.or pork bafat.

With this same batter you can also make dosas... They are soft, fluffy, crisp at the edges and yummy. 

To make DOSA 

Grease lightly with oil a tefal medium pan. Once the pan is hot pour 1 laddle full of batter. Close the lid and cook on medium flame for  1 minute until its crisp on the sides. Just dunk them in your chai or coffee and enjoy.   

Note : For sweeter version of sannas just add 5 tbsp of sugar and 1/4 cup of  thick coconut milk while grinding the rice and dal. 

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