The traditional sweet snack from Kerala, Unniyappam is made of rice and wheat flour, mashed bananas, jaggery syrup, and coconut bits.
When I hear the word Unniyappam, it instantly transports me to those sweet and delicious ones which we get as Prasadam from Kottarakara Ganpathy Temple. Unniyappam is Lord Ganesha’s favorite and you need to stand in a ridiculously long queue to receive it. You also get a hard and sturdy variety at Sabarimala as well.
There are many ways of making Unniyappams. However, you need Unniyappam mould. I am following an easier and instant recipe. Mom had shared this recipe with me though she has never made Unniyappams before. Yes, that’s true. So, you can imagine how I was showing off in front of her and Dad (though it was her recipe. Meh 😐 ). It did come out real good.
Make Unniyappam Easily
Blend bananas to form a lump-free paste. Sift together rice flour, wheat flour, and baking powder. Melt the jaggery and filter out the impurities. Add it to the flour mixture along with blended bananas. Fry some coconut bits and sesame seeds in a little ghee. Add it to the above mixture along with powdered cardamom. Mix well. Add just enough water to form an idli batter consistency. Keep aside for about 15-20 minutes.
Pour oil/ghee into the Unniyappam mould. Add a ladleful of batter to each mould. Keep the flame in low and once browned turn to the other side to cook. Remove and you can store it up to two days.
That’s all for now!
Have you had Unniyappams? Let me know.
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My theme for the A to Z Challenge this year is ’26 Kerala Dishes that have my heart’, where I would share a multitude of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from the Spice Capital of the World- Kerala!
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