Unniyappam Recipe, How to make Unniyappam | Sweet Appams
Recipe type: Sweet, Dessert, Side, Vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: Indian, South Indian
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Serves: 8
Unniyappam’s are sweet dumplings made from mainly from rice, bananas and jaggery. The recipe is easy , healthy and great for kids.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup rice (soaked in water fr 2 hrs)
  • ½ cup jaggery powder + 1 tbsp water ( I used organic)
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 4-5 or 1 cup of small mashed bananas
  • 12-14 chopped cashew nuts (optional)
  • a pinch of baking soda (optional)
  • a pinch of salt
How to make the recipe?
  1. Let's make Unniyappam Recipe step by step:
  2. Firstly soak rice in water overnight or for 2 hrs.
  3. Mix jaggery powder in hot water. Boil for 2 mins. Check if there are any impurities.
  4. Strain the water and ground the rice until smooth. Add little water if required.
  5. Now add the jaggery-water mixture, cardamom and bananas. Grind everything even if bananas are coarsely grounded it's okay.
  6. Finally add salt, chopped cashews, ghee and fresh grated coconut. Mix all nicely. The mixture needs to be of idli batter consistency. If the consistency is thin then add some more mashed bananas or grated coconut.
  7. Allow the batter to rest for an hour or add a pinch of cooking soda, mix and you are ready to make.
  8. Place the appam pan / ebelskiver pan over the fire.
  9. Add few drops of oil over each mould.
  10. Once oil is hot add scoop of each batter over each mould.
  11. Allow to cook for a minute. Invert them with a skewer or a knife.
  12. Allow to cook again.
  13. Again invert and cook until golden brown from both sides.
  14. Your Unniyappam 's are ready serve them hot with tea or coffee.
The batter should be of medium consistency just like a idli batter
If you don't have a appam pan or ebelskiver then just fry them like pan cakes.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/unniyappam-recipe/