UNNIYAPPAM (KERALA APPAM) WITH RICE FLOUR

UNNIYAPPAM (KERALA APPAM) WITH RICE FLOUR

Unniyappam is a famous sweet in Kerala with ripe banana, rice flour, ghee, and jaggery. It is cooked in a special pan called appe or paniyaram pan.

appe pan

What is appe pan?

Appe pan is also known as paniyaram pan in South India. It is used to cook many dishes called paniyaram, unniappam even you can make onion fritters, cabbage fritters, vada, kofta with very less amount of oil.

Appe pan is one of my favorite kitchen tool. Whereever the recipe calls for deep frying like fritters and vadas, you can make those recipes in appe pan with very less amount of oil.

Appe pan looks similar to the abeleskiver and takoyaki pan. I made the medhu vada using an appe pan with few drops of oil; it turn out so delicious. Check out the other recipes using an appe pan paniyaram and sweet banana paniyaram.

You can find appe pan in Indian grocery stores. Also, you can now easily buy appe pan here.

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paniyaram pan

Smart Cooking Tips:

  1. I used store bought rice flour in this recipe, you can make rice flour at home but it is a lengthy and time-consuming process.
  2. Adding roasted nuts, raisins, coconut pieces are optional.
  3. Make sure to set the batter for at least 30 minutes before start making unniyappam. It helps to make a soft and flavorful unniappam.
unniappam batter
  1. You can also replace the ghee with oil for frying the unniappam. But ghee gives an excellent taste to this recipe.
  2. Make sure to use a ripe banana that helps to enhance a naturally sweet taste and banana flavor in this recipe.6. You can also use store-bought cardamom powder in this recipe, but freshly crushed cardamoms give an excellent flavor.
  3. Add jaggery according to your sweet taste. If the sweetness is not enough for your sweet tooth, add little amount of sugar to the batter and mix well.
jaggery

How to make jaggery syrup?

Making jaggery syrup is a quite time-consuming task. I found this simple tips of making jaggery syrup quickly using a microwave oven. Wherever the recipe calls for jaggery syrup, you can follow this method.

You can also make jaggery syrup on the stove top by melting jaggery with water using a sauce pan.

jaggery syrup
  1. Take a microwave safe thick container (avoid using plastic ones) and place jaggery in it. Add little amount of water and heat it in a microwave oven until the jaggery melts down completely.
     Take out the bowl from a microwave oven at every 20–30 seconds interval and mix the jaggery mixture with a wooden spatula. Make sure to take out the jaggery mixture and mix at every 20–30 seconds interval because tends to get burned quickly.
  2. Filter the jaggery syrup using a cheese or muslin cloth to remove the impurities and use it in the recipe.
unniappam

More Paniyaram Pan Recipes

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UNNIYAPPAM (KERALA APPAM) WITH RICE FLOUR

Prep Time

1 hrs

Cook Time

5 mins

Total Time

1 hrs 5 mins

Unniyappam is a famous sweet in Kerala with ripe banana, rice flour, ghee, and jaggery. It is cooked in a special pan called appe or paniyaram pan.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: Indian

Servings: 6 people

Author: Antonet Roajer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup RICE FLOUR WHITE
  • 1 no BANANAS RAW
  • 100 gms JAGGERY
  • 2 no CARDAMOM
  • 4 tbsp GHEE
  • 4 gms RAISINS GOLDEN SEEDLESS
  • 4 gms CASHEW NUTS RAW
  • 2 tbsp COCONUT MEAT RAW
  • 0.25 tsp BAKING SODA

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana using a fork until smooth.
  2. In a wide bowl, add rice flour, crushed cardamom, jaggery syrup (refer above notes on how to make jaggery syrup), baking soda, mashed banana, finely chopped coconut pieces, raisins (optional), roasted cashew nuts (optional) and mix well. Add water slowly and make a smooth batter, it should not be too thick or too thin. Set the batter for an hour.
  3. After an hour, add ghee into each mold of an appe or paniyaram pan and wait until the ghee becomes hot. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould until 3/4 full and cook over a low to medium flame until the bottom side of the paniyarams become crispy.
  4. Turn the paniyarams to the other side and cook until the color changes to golden brown. Unniyappam is ready to be serve.

How to serve unniyappam?

Serve unniyappam warm.