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Unniyappam Recipe

Unni Appam

#3. Unni appam – by Aparna Prakash

Unniyappam Recipe

By Aparna Prakash

Onam and an exciting start to a long weekend! This is a favorite  Kerala style Sweet snacking speciality! Try this Unni appam Recipe this Onam.

Unniyappam Recipe

This was the Winning Recipe of the ‘RAS’ Onam 2013 Contest.


Winner Receives:

onam gift

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  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • 1 cup Melted jaggery,unrefined cane sugar/palm sugar (honey like consistency) 
  • 4 Tbsp Mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 Tbsp Grated/Chopped coconut
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder (optional for extra flavor)
  • Ghee
  • Water – as required to loosen the batter and melt the jaggery
  • You will need an appam or Danish Æbleskiver pan : See info

  • In a bowl, add the  coconut, cardamom powder,  ginger powder (if using) and bananas. Melt the jaggery, with  water, to honey-like consistency and pour into the flour mixture. Mix well and add water to make a batter that resembles idli batter.
  • Heat the appam/Æbleskiver pan, pour oil to fill ¼ of each cavity.
  • When hot, pour about a tablespoon of batter into each cavity and let it cook well (about 2 minutes or until it turns brown). Turn it over and let the other side cook too.
  • Remove onto a paper towel and let the oil drain. Once it cools down, refrigerate in an air-tight container.

Unniyappam Recipe

  • The varied coloring seen in the photographs is because of my experiments with different heat levels.

Did you enjoy our Unni appam Recipe?

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  1. Avatar Sudipta 4 years ago

    That seems to be tasty. i am going to try it….

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