Kerala Unniyappam | Unniyappam


Kerala Unniyappam is yet another traditional styled and authentic snack in Kerala Cuisine. This is a delicious round rice snack, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Unniyappam is quite popular and can be easily prepared in the comfort of your home. Unniyappam is prepared from rice flour, banana, jaggery syrup and other readily available ingredients. In Malayalam ‘unni’ denotes small and ‘appam’ denotes rice cake. Actually Unniyappam is the Kerala version of Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram, a dish quite popular in certain regions of South India. The sweet snack is unique and tasty with a flavorful banana mixture poured into moulds and cooked on both sides. The dish is healthy and kids love unniyappam. And one vital point, make sure that the bananas are real ripe. You can adjust the proportion of jaggery syrup as per individual preference. Some want it mild while some prefer sweet.

Kerala Unniyappam is a vegan and gluten free dish and that makes the snack even more desirable. This is one of those special sweets of Kerala Cuisine, served for Sadhyas. You can discover the snack being served as ‘prasadam’ for religious gatherings too. I had a feeling before that preparing Unniyappam at home was tedious and very complicated. But I was completely wrong. I was in search for the recipe and got the authentic recipe from a friend of mine. Now I can prepare soft, crispy and moist Unniyappam at home with minimum effort and am so happy. It tasted so perfect and divine. And what surprised me is that it tasted even more better the next day. We enjoy the snack for evenings with hot chai. I love the mild banana flavor that makes the snack exquisite. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Unniyappam recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.


Kerala Easy Unniyappam

Kerala Unniyappam | Unniyappam

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 7 people



  • For preparing the delicious snack, first heat ghee in a pan.
  • Roast coconut, till it turns light brown.
  • Grind together the banana, roasted coconut and cardamom powder in a blender.
  • Mix together the rice flour, maida, jaggery syrup(warm) and the ground mixture, slowly adding water.
  • Stir well and make into a idli-batter like consistency. Keep aside for 3 - 4 hrs.
  • Heat the oil in an unniyappam kara.
  • Slowly pour batter into the moulds and cook, till both sides are done.
  • ;- Can also add roasted coconut pieces in the batter. :- This can be made with fried puttu podi or normal rice flour.
  • Enjoy the sweet snack with loved ones.


You can visit this link Wheat Unniyappam. You can also visit this link Rava Idiyappam.
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Response (6)
  1. c
    chitra rajesh November 28, 2007

    thanks for a good recipe

  2. s
    shalini May 24, 2010

    Wow….really nice recipe

  3. b
    bindhu October 12, 2007

    this is really teasty , we enjoyed lot .thanks for recipe. grate work…

  4. s
    swetha December 29, 2007

    gr8 recipie!!!

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