Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Kalthappam is a famous snack from the Muslim Cuisine. There are two versions of it.Sweet and spicy versions. I have made this in the sweet form.It is very easy to prepare and so  delicious. In the original recipe there are lots of coconut slices are used..But I don’t have coconut slices and I use grated coconut in the dough mix. And the taste was awesome…Next time I’ll update with this post with the new snap with crunchy  coconut flakes..

Ingredients :
  1. Basmati Rice/White Raw Rice : 1 Cup
  2. Water : 1 Cup(for grinding)
  3. Jaggery : 2-3 medium size cubes
  4. Cardamom crushed : 2-3(without outer skin)
  5. Salt : a pinch
  6. Coconut grated : 1 cup
  7. Coconut Oil : 2 tsp
  8. Cashew nuts : a handful
  9. Small onions(sliced): 5-6
  10. Baking Soda : ½ tsp

Method :
  • Wash and soak the rice for half – 1 hour.
  • Grind smoothly with a pinch of salt, and cardamom powder.
  • Melt the jaggery in half cup of water and pour into the ground rice mix.
  • Put the grated coconut and baking soda  also into this and keep it for half an hour
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions and cashew nuts.
  • After frying well, add the rice mixture in it and close the lid without  weight.
  • Keep it in high flame for 1-2 minutes and then reduce it to very low.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Check with inserting a tooth pick into it. If it comes out clean,without sticking..it will be ready and serve……