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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Yields 20 numbers 1x


Unniyappam is a crispy sweet snack made of ripe bananas, rice and wheat flour, melted jaggery and coconut bits.


  • 1 cup Rice four
  • 1/2 cup Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 small ripe Bananas
  • 150gms Jaggery melted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp Cardamom, powdered
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut bits
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Water, as required to form the batter
  • Oil, to fry


  1. Blend the bananas to form a lump-free paste.
  2. Sift together rice flour, wheat flour, and baking powder.
  3. In 1/4 cup water, melt the jaggery and filter out the impurities. Add it to the flour mixture along with blended bananas.
  4. Fry coconut bits and sesame seeds in a little ghee. Add it to the above mixture along with powdered cardamom. Mix well.
  5. Add just enough water to form an idli batter consistency. Keep aside for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Heat the Unniyappam mould. Pour oil/ghee into it.
  7. Add a ladleful of batter to each mould. Keep the flame to low and once browned turn to the other side to cook.
  8. Remove and Serve. You can store it upto two days.
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks, Kerala, Onam
  • Cuisine: Kerala