Friday, September 16, 2011

Unniyappam

Unniyappam is a very popular snack in Kerala. These cute sweet appams are prepared for most of the special occassions and celebrations. They are also made as ritual offering to some temples in Kerala especially Ganapathy temples. These are usually made using rice flour, jaggery and bananas. I used to have these appams a lot when I was a kid and its still one of my favourites. Yesterday I made these appams and they were vanishing in no time. My hubby just loved these and he had these appams more than my kid :)





What you need?

2 cups Rice Flour
11/4 cup Jaggery (increase or decrease as per your taste)
1 ripe large Banana
1/4 cup Milk 
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
A pinch Salt
Ghee/Coconut oil


How to prepare?

Roast the rice flour slightly for a few minutes and keep aside.
Heat about 1/4 cup of water and melt the jaggery in it. Strain the impurities and let the syrup cool down.
Cut the banana into 2-3 pieces, grind in a blender along with a little water to get a smooth paste.

In a bowl, add the flour. Add the jaggery syrup to it and mix. Now add the banana paste, salt and cardamom powder and combine everything well with hands. You will get a very thick batter. Keep it aside for atleast 1-2 hours.This helps the appams to become very soft.

If the batter is very thick, add milk to it to make a batter with dropping consistency. Milk should be at room temperature.The final batter should be thicker than dosa batter.

Heat the paniyaram pan. Add generously some ghee or coconut oil in each hole. When the oil is hot, pour some batter in each of the holes. Let the appams cook at medium flame. Once one side turns golden brown, slowly flip it with a spoon and let it get browned on other side too. Remove the unniyappams and place on a paper towel. Let them cool before serving.

Notes:
*You can also use wheat flour instead of rice flour.
*You can also add some some dry coconut pieces to the batter after frying in ghee or oil.
*It's best to consume at the earliest when its fresh. Refrigerating might make the appams hard.









35 Tasty Comments:

aipi said...

These look soooo good n scrumptious ~ nicely presented too :)
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Laxmi said...

my fav.. had some time back :-(.. looks really tempting..

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

looks delicious...kids would love it:)

Kurryleaves said...

looks perfect....jus love unniappam

Ramya said...

perfectly done...my favourite snack from childhood. this makes me miss my amma's unniappam...

alpana said...

Wow......this is something new for me Sobha......will surey try.

Deeksha said...

looks so perfect and delicious.

Mélange said...

Nice one SHobha.who can resist them ? I don't add milk though..Nice presentation !

Priya (elaichii) said...

Nice ones!

Rani acharyulu said...

Perfect uniappam looks delicious and yummy!

Uma said...

Simple and superb. I love to have them always and remember my friend who is from kerala brings to office especially for me...:-)

Cheers,
Uma

Pushpa said...

Unniappams looks very tempting.We usually make it for Diwali noombu.

Suja said...

My favorite..sweet and delicious snack ..looks absolutely yummy

soujanya said...

They look sooo gud....cute...delicious..

julie said...

wow..Delicious unniappams..that's a lovely classic treat..I too love them a lot :-)

sangee vijay said...

so delicious looking sweet...i never tried this but have tasted so many times from my neighbor's preparation..i just love it..wanna try it right away :)

alpana said...

Shobha what is paniyaram pan.....I have no idea about it.

Vatsala. said...

We make it with wheat flour and everyone loves it.
Invitation for a potluck

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking banana looks wonderful

divya said...

very tempting and healthy...loved it..

kankana said...

This looks very similar to something we eat in west bengal .. Malpua! Looks very similar and that is also maid with the similar ingredients except no banana :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow too good perfect shapes n looks so yummy..

Ammu's said...

Very delicious dish.. Never tried them before.

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, i just love the smell and taste of ghee in indian roti.
this of yours must be just as delicious. tha uniyappam look delicious with banana combo

Treat and Trick said...

Lovely golden color and looks tempting!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Delicious to snack it, no wonder kids love this.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious dear :)

Priya said...

Quite addictive and delicious unniyappam...

Ramya said...

My My..this looks sooo yummy!! Wish i cud grab one:-)

Prathima Rao said...

These look yummy & adorable!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Kaveri said...

Unniappams are my favorite too...these look very yum

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this appam and yours look perfect.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

perfect and yummy unniyappam !!

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Vidhya said...

The unniyappams looks so good.

Biny Anoop said...

wow i love it....perfect shape!!!!!!!!!!!

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