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Unniappam recipe

Unni Appam

Unniappam is a dessert recipe made in Kerala during the Onam festival. It is a popular offering to gods and is very easy to make.


  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Yellow Banana ripe (2, skin pealed)
  • Jaggery (1 cup)
  • Oil to deep fry


  1. Wash and soak it in water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain away the water and add the rice in a mixer grinder. Add water (1/2 cup) and grind the rice to make very fine batter.
  3. Once the rice becomes a smooth batter, add jaggetry, yello bananas & Continue to grind the batter till jaggery and banana blends into the batter.
  4. The batter is now ready to make unniappam.   To make unniappam, a special pan is used. This pan has many small holes in it. It is avaible in speciality indian stores or in Amazon. It is called kulipaniyaram pan.
  5. Fill the pan with oil 1 inch below the top.
  6. Be careful not the pour till the top as it will overflow when you pour the batter.
  7. Once the oil is hot add a teaspoon of batter in each of the hole. Allow to cook in a medium flame. Once the sides start to turn golden brown,turn the side so that the top starts to cook.
  8. Once the unniappam cooks on both sides, remove it from the oil onto a tissue paper.

Tasty snacks Unniappam is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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