These Goan Sannas are soft, pillowy and like walking on a cloud. Today I’m going to share with you my traditional Sannas, sweet tea-time Sannas and homemade Toddy recipe. This Sannas recipe is going to be your new go-to comfort food!
- 2 cups (430 grams) Idli Rice
- 3 cups (250 grams) Fresh Coconut, grated
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1½ cup Toddy (homemade)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Coconut Water, room temperature (add as required to get the desired consistency)
- 1 tsp salt ( to be added after fermenting)
For greasing the bowls
- ⅛ cup vegetable oil
For the Coconut-Jaggery mixture
- 3/4 cup Fresh Coconut, grated
- 3 tbsp Palm Jaggery, grated
- 3 tbsp Cane Jaggery, grated
- Add the Idli rice, grated coconut, sugar, homemade toddy and coconut water to the jar of the mixer. Start grinding on speed 1 of the mixer and then gradually increase the speed to 3. Grind into a smooth batter (this should take approximately 5 minutes).
- Pour the batter into a large bowl. Cover and bowl with a lid and place it in a warm place (I placed the bowl in the oven without switching it on) for 4 hours to ferment.
- Toss in the salt and gently fold it in.
- Lightly brush the containers with oil and pour in the batter till little more than ½ full.
- Bring the water in the steamer to boil on a high heat.
- Now switch the heat to medium, place the filled bowls in the steamer and cover with a kitchen towel before placing the lid on the steamer.
- Steam for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- To make sweet sannas, in a bowl mix the grated fresh coconut, palm jaggery and cane jaggery till well combined
- To make the sweet sannas, grease a 6” cake pan or any container that you are using, ladle in the batter till a little shy of 1/2 full.
- Gently sprinkle on a layer of the coconut jaggery mixture.
- Top it with some more of the sanna batter till the coconut jaggery mixture has got completely covered.
- Place the filled 6” cake pan in the steamer and steam for approximately 30 minutes following the above process.
- Allow the sannas to cool before unmolding.