Goan Idli Recipe

Goan Idli Recipe – Vegan

Goan Idli, also called ‘Sana’ are soft rice cakes made from rice, urad dal and coconut milk. Goan Idlis are very similar to the usual idlis and are best paired with sambhar and chicken curries. These idlis are widely consumed in Goa and some parts of Mangalore as well. These soft idlis will just melt in your mouth due to their soft and different texture. The batter which is prepared for these Goan Idlis is fermented first with the help of yeast, which differentiates them from usual idlis.

The batter is mixed with coconut milk which gives it the much-needed softness. If you love South Indian cuisine, then you need to try this unique idli recipe. You can prepare these idlis for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. We have used Basmati rice to prepare the batter but you can use any rice of your choice. If you plan to lay out a Goan spread in one of your parties then this delicious dish must be included in the menu for sure.

Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be.

How to make Goan Idli

Step 1 – Soak and grind rice and dal

In two separate bowls, soak rice and urad dal for 4-5 hours. Drain both the rice and dal. In a grinder or blender, add some water and grind the rice to make a batter that is smooth. The batter should not be runny and have a thick consistency. Grind the dal separately.

Step 2 – Mix the ingredients

Pour the rice batter and dal batter in a large bowl along with coconut milk and whisk to make a smooth batter. Add salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, mix and keep the batter aside. In a small bowl, mix yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 cup warm water and keep aside.

Step 3 – Add yeast to batter

Leave the yeast mixture to rest for at least 10 minutes and then add it to the batter. After you mix yeast with the batter, cover the large bowl and keep aside to ferment for 2-3 hours.

Step 4 – Steam the idlis

Grease the idli moulds, pour the batter in required quantities and steam the idlis for about 20 minutes. After the idlis are steamed, remove them from the moulds and serve hot.

Ingredients of Goan Idli

  • 6 Servings
  • 2 cup parboiled basmati rice
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • salt as required
  • water as required
  • 3/4 cup urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

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