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.