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A sweet made with rice flour,cream of wheat, banana and molasses/jaggery, fried in appakkara (unniappam chatti) just for this purpose.



Rice flour – 1 Cup

Sooji /rava /semolina -1 cup

Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup

Molasis (jaggery) syrup -1 cup

Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp

Banana (Palayankodan) – 1 cup chopped

Coconut oil/cooking oil/ghee as required

Coconut pieces (optional) fried in ghee- 1/4 cup

Dried ginger – a pinch

Cumin – a pinch

Baking  soda- a pinch



1)    Grind the chopped banana, grated coconut, jaggery (molasses) cardamom powder, and rice flour finely without adding water. Blend until it has the consistency of fritter batter.

2)    Add powdered dried ginger, coconut pieces, salt, baking soda to the mixture. If the batter is too thick add a little water.

3)    Heat Unniappachatti. Fill each Unniappam cup three quarters full with the coconut oil or ghee. When the oil is hot, pour the batter into the cups filling each three quarters full. Cook until dark golden brown.

4)    Transfer the cooked unniappams into a plate lined with paper towel or napkins.

5)    Serve it with tea or coffee.


Notes: For softer unniappam you can keep the batter aside for 3-4 hours before frying. Put the baking soda just before cooking the unniappams. Unniappam stays fresh in the refrigerator for a week.


4 thoughts on Unniappam/Kuzhiyappam

  • Bindya
    January 5, 2011 at 3:24 am

    looks soooo yummy…. I will definitely try this and let u know… thanks…

  • August 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Thanx alot Bindya..hope you have tried it by now…

  • Pelagia
    November 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I was searching for an Unniyappam recipe, Maya introduced me this site. Thanks to both of you. Will try this soon…. 🙂

    • November 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Thanx alot Pelagia for visiting sibiskitchen and double thanks to Maya