Apr 17, 2011

Jackfruit Unniyappam / Godu Appo (Traditional method)

Jackfruit Unniyappam / Godu Appo ( Traditional method )

Makes: 19 - 21

You will need

200 g ( 1 cup ) raw rice ( pachari )
80 g grated coconut
7 - 10 ripe jackfruit bulbs
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/4 teaspoon dried ginger powder ( chukkupodi )
150 ml to 200 ml melted and sieved jaggery
3 - 4 tablespoon ghee

Tip: Better to use small ‘’ unniyappam kadai / kayli ‘’ as it is easier to manage heating evenly - so that the ‘’ unniyappam / appo ‘’ comes out evenly done.


Wash and clean raw rice and soak in 3 cups water for 5 hours. Drain out water thoroughly and make a smooth paste in mixer (in batches) with grated coconut and chopped jackfruit bulbs. Use only very little water (1 - 2 tablespoon) during grinding.

Finally add melted and sieved jaggery, cardamom powder and dried ginger powder (dried ginger powder will enhance the taste). Batter should not be very thick. It should be of pouring consistency. Keep aside the batter for 2 - 3 hours to allow it to ferment. Unniyappam / appo will be soft and spongy.

Heat unniyappam kadai / appekayli on a medium heat. Sprinkle each mould with 1/2 teaspoon ghee.

Pour batter in each mould. Sprinkle little ghee again over batter. Cover with a lid and cook on a low - medium heat for 8 - 10 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 or until golden color.

It’s a delicious after school snack and it’s also a very popular sweet.


Vimitha Durai said...

Yummy and delicious looking unniyappams

Anonymous said...

Looks good and tasty as i love godu appe and never tasted with Phonosa ghare, I am going to try it as now freh phonos is available in Chinese supermarket coming from Mexico grown, otherwise we had to be happy here in Us with canned Ghare and Kadgi from Thailand.