Unniappam ( Malayalam), Appo in Konkani; also known as kuzhi Paniyaram ( Tamil)
Makes : 17
1,Rice flour – ½ cup
2, Maida – ½ cup
3, Jaggery -1/2 cup ( or to taste )
4, Ripe banana – 4 small ( mash well )
5,Grated coconut – ½ cup
6, Water for mixing ( approximately ¼ cup )
7, Cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon
Ghee -1 tablespoon
Non – stick unniappam kadai
Mix all the batter ingredients ( from 1 - 7 ) together. Batter should be just like ‘’ Idli batter ‘’. Keep aside for one hour.
Heat kadai on a medium heat. Sprinkle each mould with little ghee. Pour batter in each mould ( ¾ th of the mould ). Sprinkle ghee again over batter. Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 12 – 15 minutes till crisp and sides turn golden colour (until the edges separate from the kadai moulds and you start getting a nice aroma ). Flip them over (to cook the top side) with the help of stick and cook again for 8- 10 minutes. It’s a delicious after school snack and it’s also very popular in Kerala.