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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Wash and soak rice and dhal separately overnight.
  • Wash well with plenty of water and drain it.
  • Grind dhal to a very fine paste along with coconut milk.
  • Grind rice till fine grains are left (like very fine semolina) along with coconut milk.
  • Mix both rice and dal together after grinding.
  • Mix yeast with sugar and 1 1/2 tsp warm water.
  • Keep it aside for 10 mins, till it rises.
  • Mix dal and rice, add salt and yeast and beat well.
  • Add a little coconut milk if necessary, the batter should be fairly thick.
  • Cover and keep aside for 7 - 8 hrs, undisturbed.
  • Spoon batter onto idli moulds.
  • Heat water in idli cooker, and place the stand in it.
  • Heat till the sannas are fluffy, approx 20 - 25 mins.
  • :- Serve hot.
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