Kalmas is a Kannur special snack, the varieties of which come out when it’s time to break the Ramadan fast. You might be not familiar with the word ‘Kalmas’. It’s made on special occasions. This is an easy to prepare snack with less ingredients and it tastes very delicious too. The preparation is very simple: rice dough wrapped with a spicy egg masala, coated with chilli paste and shallow fried. You can also call Kalmas another version of ‘Kozhukatta’. Kalmas can also be prepared with chicken, prawns and beef. Kalmas are very popular in Kannur region and you will find street side stalls selling the hot favorite. You will find rice as the key ingredients in most of the Malabari snacks. What makes Kalmas unique and special is the last step of preparation. The steamed Ifthar Snack is coated in a chilli paste and fried on both sides into a crisp outer skin.
Kalmas are very wholesome and nutritious. The protein rich Ifthar Snack beats almost all snacks. You can go creative with the filing involved. You can go in for any filling you fancy. The final tossing in oil lends to that vibrant hue and color. Looks real yummy at first sight. Digging into the snack you will be definitely tempted for one more. Kalmas loads you you with all energy and stamina to carry you along. Kids love the Ifthar Snack. No need to pester them, they will finish off the snack in a minute. You can serve the snack in tiffin boxes too. Note down the dish in your menu and let me know your comments. If you are looking for a variety snack recipe with egg, then you can definitely try this dish. You find a lot of lip smacking snacks in Kannur region. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy well.