Hi Friends, Unniyappam is a delicious sweet snack I ever had, and one of my all time favourite. Its our malayalees all time favourite snack, used to make in all festival season such as Vishu, Onam etc. It is a small round snack made with jaggery, rice, very ripe banana, roasted coconut cuts, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and fried in oil or ghee. Unniyappam plays a major role in onam sadya. For the prepration you can use both ghee and coconut oil for frying. Unniyappam is often used as ritual offering in temples in Kerala. I used to make this recipe as a evening snack for my kids, and they really loved it. Its pretty easy recipe to follow and the only thing you have to concious about is the frying part. This recipe is a favourite style sweet snacking. I got this recipe from my Amma, it take only very little time to make, but its worth all the effort. Do give a try and send me feed back. Lets see….
How to Make Unniyappam /Kerala Style Sweet Rice Fritters
Heat a frying pan with ghee. Roast the chopped coconut bits until it turns light golden brown. Keep it aside.
Add jaggery along with 1/4 cup of water and heat it untill jaggery melts. Now filter jaggery syrup in a strainer and keep it aside.
Now take the roasted rice flour in a mixing bowl, and pour jaggery syrup and smashed banana past.Combine well.
The batter should be in the consistency of a idly batter, add milk or water accordingly. Now add in baking soda, salt, cardamom powder, roasted coconut and sesame seeds and mix well till combined.
Leave the batter rest it for 40 mins.
Heat the paniyaram/ special mould pan, with oil in each hole.
Now fill the hole with batter. Cook in medium low flame until one side turns golden brown in colour.
Once one side is cooked, with the help of a fork turn the unniyappam to cook on the other side to a golden color and cook until they are fully done.Transfer it to paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve it.
Enjoy!! Happy Cooking