Ever Heard Of Sannata Dahi? The Yogurt Dish That May Do Wonders For Digestion

Sannata Dahi: 'Sannata' in Hindi means complete silence. Why would someone associate the word with dahi all things? Is it some kind of eerie combination, or does the secret lie somewhere else? Let's find out.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: September 03, 2020 10:41 IST

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Ever Heard Of <i>Sannata Dahi</i>? The Yogurt Dish That May Do Wonders For Digestion

Sannata Raita Recipe: Sannata dahi is made with a combination of yogurt and spices

Highlights
  • Sannata dahi is a delicacy from North India
  • Sannata dahi is a yogurt-based side dish
  • Sannata in Hindi means complete silence

India has no dearth of unique recipes, but we also have a handful with equally unique names. Pani Ki Roti, Daulat Ki Chaat, Thaggu Ke Ladoo, the list is endless and quite fascinating. Who coins the name for these dishes, and what eventually sticks – these are questions that often intrigue foodies. And if you also identify as one, you may want to know a little about Sannata Dahi, or Sannata Raita. 'Sannata' in Hindi means complete silence. Why would someone associate the word with dahi all things? Is it some kind of eerie combination, or does the secret lie somewhere else? Let's find out.  

Much like raita, Sannata dahi is made with a combination of yogurt and spices. What distinguishes it from raita is the consistency. Sannata dahi has a watery thin consistency and is teeming with select spices. It is called 'Sannata' because according to legends, this particular concoction may help silence all tummy troubles and ease indigestion.  

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Dahi or yogurt is exceptional probiotic that helps feed our gut with good bacteria and thus facilitating good digestion. Since it has a cool and calming effect on the inner stomach lining, it is often consumed with and after meals in many parts of India. The role of spices here is very interesting. Spices are often scrutinised for their role in digestion. A bit too much could prove risky, but if used in appropriate amounts they can do wonders. Spices like cumin, hing, ajwain, coriander are prized in Ayurveda for its healing properties especially when it comes to digestive issues.  

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How To Make Sannata Dahi | Sannata Dahi Recipe:

Ingredients:

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  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp hing
  • ½ tsp green chilli, chopped
  • Rock salt as per taste

Method:

  • Take a bowl, add the curd and water and mix it vigorously.
  • Now, mix all the spices and other ingredients until well-mixed.  

You can also pair it with your rice meals. Try the recipe at home and don't be afraid to experiment. You can always pick and choose the spices you want in your dish. Make sure you do not add too many and too much. Excess of anything may prove detrimental to your health.

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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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