Kerala Malabar Kinnathappam

Kerala Malabar Kinnathappam

Kerala Malabar Kinnathappam

Kerala Malabar Kinnathappam is a traditional styled delicious rice cake, very popular in Malabar region and surroundings. The evening snack is a favorite dish usually served for weddings and other functions. Kerala Malabar Kinnathappam is unique and special with rice flour cooked in coconut milk, jaggery and other aromatic seasonings. Enriched with flavorful ghee, this is a nutritional and tasty dish that can be easily prepared at home. You can explore a well detailed recipe here. Enjoy the snack.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • For preparing the tasty snack, first take a vessel and boil the jaggery in 2 cups of water. Let the jaggery melt completely and thicken a bit. Keep this aside. Remove impurity from top of jaggery mixture.
  • Grind the rice well and add coconut milk to make a thin batter.
  • Cook the rice batter in a thick bottomed pan in low fire, stirring continuously. Let the quantity be reduced.
  • Add the melted jaggery and stir.
  • Add bengal gram dhal and cardamom powder. Keep stirring.
  • If the batter sticks to the vessel, add ghee and stir.
  • Let the ghee start draining out of the batter.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased dish and spread fried coconut flakes on top.
  • Flatten using a spoon and cool before slicing. If you cut the rice cake before proper cooling, there are chances you won't get in proper shapes.
  • Enjoy the tasty snack. The dish is a complete and filling snack well enjoyed with both kids and elders.


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