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How to make sanas in microwave

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Sanas is a rice pancake, very soft and and excellent breakfast dish.
Sanas is a Goan dish. I first tasted Sanas in Bangalore and i liked it very much. It is not idli but looks like one. I enjoyed the tasty sanas which had a beautiful shape and was very soft that melted in the mouth. Traditionally sanas is made in a steamer on a stove. I decided to make the same using a microwave.


  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste


  • Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.
  • In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.
  • In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)
  • Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.
  • Add salt as per your taste and mix again.
  • In a microwave safe steamer, pour some water. Place small bowls that will give a sanas shape. Grease the bowls with oil.
  • Pour batter in the bowls covering the 3/4 part of the bowl. Place the batter in the microwave safe steamer and microwave it on high power for 5 minutes.
  • Take it out of the microwave and check if the sanas is cooked on the inside. Prick it with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, then the sanas is cooked on the inside as well. Remove the sanas out of the bowls. It will come out very easily and will have a beautiful shape to it.

Soft sanas is ready to be served with chutney.

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