Tried and tasted by Nivedita
A recipe prepared with yeast always puts me in tension till it is prepared and its served on the table.
This time, when Valli announced this month's Indian Cooking Challenge and I checked the ingredients, my first response was NO!! This month also I am not going to participate in the event. I removed it from my mind to make it. But last week, when I saw the active yeast packet in a super market, somehow I felt I should try it. Its better to try and fail than never trying and crying afterwards. I brought the packet and boiled rice. Still I took few more days to make up my mind.
Valli has chosen the recipe from Shireen Sequeira's Mom.
Day before yesterday I tried these Sannas. My first batch was a flop. Sannas were hard and tasteless. May be the reason was the batter was not fully fermented.
Please visit Valli 's PAGE for the ingredients and the method.
Lets see how I prepared these Sannas.
I did not take the step by step pictures but will write down the method I followed.
I took the exact measurement of all the ingredients as in the recipe.
I soaked Urad dal(1/4 cup), Boiled rice(1 1/2cup) and raw rice(1/2 cup) separately at 11.45 AM.
At 3.00PM. I prepared the yeast(1 tsp heaped) solution with sugar(1 tsp) in tepid water(3 tbsp). Kept it for 10 minutes.
Till then, I prepared the urad dal paste first and then both the rice. It took time for the rice to get into fine paste.Mixed all the three nicely and added the yeast solution. Mixed it well. Added the salt to taste and 2 tsp more sugar. Mixed well and kept it closed till 5.30 PM.
Checked the batter, it was not fully up but my daughter was hungry. Thinking that given time in the original recipe was 1 1/2 hour, I tried making first batch.
This is what I got: hard and taste less.
First time, my elder daughter had it with sauce.
Then I waited till 7 PM and prepared two more batches. I got them nice puffy and tasty :-)
I prepared a simple sambhar and we had it for our dinner. My both the kids enjoyed it. Hey, one sanna I made in a Thatte idly stand, a big round one. My younger one loved it with ghee and sambhar.
I enjoyed my yeastwala sannas :-)