Unniappam |Unniyappam Recipe | Kerala Traditional snack


Unniappam |Unniyappam Recipe | Kerala Traditional snack

Unniappam is a traditional Kerala snack. 'Unni' means small and 'appam' means rice cake. The main ingredients used are rice flour, banana and jaggery. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Earlier it was served in temples as 'prasad', but now people have started preparing as a festival sweet.

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Unniappam |Unniyappam Recipe | Kerala Traditional snack


It is usually prepared in appe pan, deep fried in ghee, but alternatively you can fry in oil too. Instead of deep frying, I have shallow fried.

How to make unniappam recipe with step by step photos:

  1. Crush the cardamoms and mix all the dry ingredients, except baking powder. Grind bananas into a paste and add it to the dry ingredients.   


    2. Add melted jaggery and ghee to the mixture and mix well.   

    3. Fry thinly cut coconut pieces in 2 tsp of ghee till its golden brown and add this and sesame seeds to the batter and mix well. 

4. Let this sit undisturbed for atleast 2-3 hours. I kept it overnight in a fridge and made it in the morning. Lastly add baking powder and mix well. It should have the consistency of a dosa batter.     


5. Heat the appe pan and pour oil or ghee and fill just below the brim.
6. Once the oil is nice hot, start pouring the batter in each of the mould. Lower the flame and let it cook. Turn the sides and cook till dark golden brown. 
7. Take off from the pan, let it cool and store it in an airtight container.



Unniappam |Unniyappam Recipe | Kerala Traditional snack


Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Passive Time: 3 hours

Servings: 2 people


Measurements used:- 1 cup = 250 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml; 1 tsp = 5 ml

Ingredients: 

1 cup Rice flour
1 cup Grated jaggery
2 tbsp Maida
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 big ripe bananas
1 cup Water
6 nos cardamom pods
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Ghee
1/4 tsp Ginger powder

Instructions:-

1. Crush the cardamoms and mix all the dry ingredients, except baking powder. 

2. Grind bananas into a paste and add it to the dry ingredients.

3. Add melted jaggery and ghee to the mixture and mix well.

4. Fry thinly cut coconut pieces in 2 tsp of ghee till its golden brown and add this and sesame seeds to the batter and mix well.

5. Let this sit undisturbed for atleast 2-3 hours. I kept it overnight in a fridge and made it in the morning. 

6. Lastly add baking powder and mix well. It should have the consistency of a dosa batter.

7. Heat the appe pan and pour oil or ghee and fill just below the brim.

8. Once the oil is nice hot, start pouring the batter in each of the mould. Lower the flame and let it cook. Turn the sides and cook till dark golden brown.


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