Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Unniyappam - Vishu Special

As malayalis popular harvest festival Vishu is approaching, I am here to share the traditional and very popular kerala snack unniyappam,which is an unavoidable item in any festival or family gatherings. These small sweet dumplings made of rice,jaggery,banana etc are very easy to make and delicious.

  1. Rice powder(roasted lightly) : 1 cup
  2. Jaggery : 1/2 cup
  3. Small Ripe Bananas (Palayankodan pazham): 2
  4. Coconut bits : 1/2 cup
  5. Black sesame seeds : 1 teaspoon
  6. Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp
  7. Coconut Oil
  8. Ghee

 Method :

  • Melt the jaggery adding small amount of water and drain impurities
  • Mix the rice powder with the jaggery solution and make a batter
  • Mash the bananas well using hand and mix in the batter
  • Heat ghee ,add coconut bits and fry till brown 
  • Add coconut bits,sesame seeds,cardamom powder in the batter
  • If the batter is too thick , add little water to get the required consistency and keep aside for 2-3 hours
  • Heat oil in the unniyappam pan (half each round).
  • Pour the batter in each round till half and fry in medium flame by turning sides
  • Pour oil whenever needed.
  • Drain them into paper towels,allow to cool
  • Serve


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