A specially flavoured version of the Kerala unniappam,this traditional, easy-to-make dish is a favourite with Malayalees.This sweet delicacy is prepared out of rice,sugar,ghee and sugarcane juice.Try out this mouth-watering recipe....
About 20 numbers
1. Raw rice-2 cups 2.Beaten rice flakes -1/4 cup 3. Sugarcane juice-1 cup 4. Sugar -1/2cup 5. Cardamom powder-1 teaspoon 6. Cashewnut bits-10 – 12 nos 7.Coconut bits -1 tablespoon 8. Baking soda- a pinch 9. Ghee - 1teaspoon 10. Refined oil-for frying
Soak rice on the previous night.In the morning,remove excess water and grind to a paste.
Crush beaten rice flakes into a powder and add to the paste.Add sugar and cardamom powder to the sugarcane juiceand pour the juice into the paste.Add the cashew and coconut bits to the paste and set aside for half an hour.
Now add ghee and baking soda and mixthe dough thoroughly,adding water,if necessary.
Heat oil in the “kara”and pour the dough in each of the troughs.Cook the appams on both sidesbefore removing from the “kara “. Your special unniappam sweetened with sugarcane is now ready. Invite your friends for Vishu and serve them this delicious treat.