36 Sannas

2 cups boiled rice 1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups raw rice 1 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup split white lentils (urad) Salt to taste
1 dessertspoon dry yeast


  1. Wash and soak each of the first 3 ingredients overnight, separately. Next morning put the dry yeast in a bowl with sugar and 3 tablespoons warm water. When it is bubbly and rises, add it to the rice (both kinds) and the lentils which have been ground fine in the blender/grinder with the coconut milk.
  2. Add salt to taste and keep aside for 5 hours till it doubles in quantity. Get the steaming vessel ready on medium flame with the required amount of water in it.
  3. Put a tablespoonful of the batter into each of the moulds and steam on medium heat till the sannas are fluffy and done right through. Makes about 36 sannas.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 59 Carotene( µg ) 0.84
Protein (g) 1.36 Vitamin C (mg) 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 10.53 Mg (mg) 12.94
Fat (g) 1.22 Na (mg) 0.88
Fibre (g) 0.42 K (mg) 17.78
Minerals (g) 0.17 Mn (mg) 0.1
Calcium (mg) 4.91 Zn (mg) 0.22
Phosphorus (mg) 29.3 Cr (mg) 0.001
Iron (mg) 0.224