Monday, February 14, 2011

Sanna

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I have a South Indian rice-cake recipe for you today. These will surely flood some of my college mate’s minds with memories of great times. Sanna’s. A Mangalorean favorite which also comes under the Goan cuisine.

For me these are a key to a treasure trove of memories. My college, as you might already have read before was in Mangalore, and we were fed on a good many of these both in the hostel and otherwise. Never thought much of it then, but have always missed since. Recently, my friend served this for dinner and it had that delicious, spongy taste which brought a smile to my face with an avalanche of memories. The recipe is my friend Jaya’s and I think it is great to write something borrowed today, especially from a dear, dear friend.

Ps- Even if you have no idea of Mangalore, or have no idea where it is (in the state of Karnataka, India), this rice cake will surely bring a smile to your face.


Sana

Spongy, melt-in-your mouth sanna's.

Sana

Sanna's served with smoking good pork, recipe for which will come soon.

Sana

Eat one and you will keep asking for more!

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice - 5 cups
Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Coconut Milk - 1 Can
Yeast - 3 tspn
Sugar - 1 tspn
Water - 1/2 cup

Method:
1. Grind basmati rice and cooked rice with 1 can coconut milk to a fine paste.
2. With as little water as possible clean the grinder of all the ground rice and keep the ground mixture aside
3. Take the 3 tsp yeast, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup luke warm water and mix well and set aside until the yeast froth, showing it's active.
4. Add the the yeast, sugar, water mixture into the ground batter and salt to taste and let it rest to ferment. The dough will rise in about 2 to 3 hours.
5. Ladle the frothy dough without mixing but only scooping from the top into greased idli makers and steam till done.

Notes:
1. This quantity will feed upto 8 people.
2. The dough is traditionally fermented with toddy but since it's not easily available yeast is becoming more popular.
3. If you add more sugar and add some ground cardamom this can be had a sweet snack with tea.

45 comments:

  1. I luv coastal dishes...this luks similar to our chettinad appam..Awesome nite clicks...

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  2. never heard of this before..nice presentation...

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  3. Awesome clicks chechi..
    this is real new to me...
    Looks fabulously yummy!!
    lemme try this :)

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  4. I too love coastal food and this one seems very refreshing.

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  5. lovely idli look alike and delicious recipe.

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  6. Looks exactly like south Indian idlies, thanks for sharing this great recipe..

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  7. I've had these rice cakes and love them! The copper dishware is beautiful, I'd love to collect them someday.

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  8. I have a couple of questions for you - Don't know if I missed it while reading, but how long do you allow for fermenting?
    Does is get sweet with the amount of sugar you've used or not at all?

    Thanks for the recipe - interesting. I am from the south, but can't say I've heard of this one.

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  9. donno abt the cakes...bt ur clicks did bring smile on ma face :)nw ths recipe is defenitely a variation frm all the other valentine specials...luvd it...

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  10. Thankyou girls

    @nowserving - Thanks for pointing out, I have updated the fermenting time. :)

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  11. I also never heard this before..it looks good yumm!!

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  12. I loved the mood created in the photographs...and I too am new to this exciting dish...

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  13. Hi Sunitha..

    I have heard a lot about this from my friends who studied in M'lore. The photographs are mindblowing and I am all set to make this soon :-)

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  14. Looks fabulous,new to me,superb clicks dear.

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  15. beautiful clicks as always..this is really new to me..will definitely try it soon

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  16. Your dish looks spectacular! Thanks for a gorgeous post!

    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

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  17. Beautiful presentation!!!! Simply superb!

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  18. i love the name sanna....and the dish is very new to me but surely loved the sound of it....pics have come out fabulous

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  19. Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

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  20. Wonderful new recipe to me sunitha..bookmarked..will try this soon and let u know..as usual awesome pic..Happy Valentine's Day!

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  21. I have never had these but would love to try them. They sound delicious. I like the idea to add cardamom too:)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. Hi there, I hope you guys are doing great...It has been long since I last visited..seems to have missed alot.
    I have never had these kind of rice cakes before..they look so pretty and delicious..would love to try them..
    Thanks for sharing the recipe..
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  23. Hope you had a romantic valentine's day ;) I am quite intrigued by this dish, haven never heard about it let alone taste it. Something new to try!

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  24. new dish to me...looks yummy!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  25. looks yum... love it...
    Completely new dish for me...

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  26. This is new to me and I like the look of it. Must try both ways ... the sweet version too. :-)

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  27. New for me and looks so yum ..lovely clicks dear

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  28. Love this authentic and very traditional recipe. Lovely clicks, the tiny bucket looks cute.

    Lite Bite

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  29. MY DH was in Mangalore too , very new recipe looks great in that bucket!

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  30. Never heard of sanna before, sounds interesting! Fabulous pics!

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  31. Looks like appam...soft and yummy they look

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  32. lovely pics and easy to make as well...

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  33. Interesting Idli recipe .. very new to me .. will surely try it once.

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  34. I have never had this looks so so hood, that bucket reminds me of the bucket they used to use for serving payasom and curries for wedding lunch :-)

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  35. I have never had this looks so so hood, that bucket reminds me of the bucket they used to use for serving payasom and curries for wedding lunch :-)

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  36. I can never forget my mangalore trips ,awesome place.This dish reminds me of idli n it's fluffy ,moist as well .Hope you had a bast yest.

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  37. How cute! They look like little "appam" (malayalee) cakes?

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  38. This is so very new for me, looks so comforting and exquisite love the serving pots!

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  39. I have never known this name. Sanna looks so soft n delicious.

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  40. wow...looks so delicious...!!...loved it

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  41. What delightful mini cakes! I must make them soon!

    They look stunning & appetizing too!

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  42. Great to learn about sanna, these rice cakes sure look delicious!

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