Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Unni Appam

Unniappam is a small round shaped rice cake sweet made out of rice, jaggery, ripe banana, ghee/oil. This is one of the famous Sweets of Kerala. The name for this sweets comes like this, in Malayalam language Unni means small and appam means rice cake.

Ingredients for making Unniappam:
  • Raw Rice - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Ripe Banana - 1 medium size
  • Coconut thinly slices - 1 Tablespoon (optional)
  • Cardamom - 4
  • Baking Soda - 1 small pinch(optional)

Method for making Unniappam:

Step 1: Soak the raw rice for 2 hrs.

Step 2: Grind the rice with jaggery,cardamom and banana to a smooth batter like dosa batter .

Step 3: Remove the batter to a dish and keep aside, let it ferment for at least 6 hrs ( I normally grind this at night and will leave it to ferment till morning and and make it morning itself).

Step 4: Just before making the unniappam, add the baking soda and the thinly sliced coconuts, mix well.

Step 4: Heat the Appa Chatti/ Aebleskiver Pan in medium heat add grease with little Oil or Pan.

Step 5: Once its ready pour each whole with little batter and wait for 5 minutes or till the batter is cooked turn and cook till its gets a nice golden brown color.

Step 6: Remove the Unniappams from the Appachatti or Aebleskiver Pan to a tissue and drain the excess oil or ghee from it.

Step 7: This can be served warm or in room temperature. Store it in airtight container and it will be good for 4 days.

Enjoy this relishing Kerala Sweet.


Hetal said...

Hey this is a lovely recipe

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jujubs said...

Hey Rashmi..Very tasty looking appam.I missed this when i visited your page before but just became a member of great cooks and found this picture there..
Should try it sometime soon..