Kinnathappam is a very popular traditional sweet cake widely used in North Malabar. This is one of the Eid specials and is a traditional dessert made especially during special occasions. It is a soft, slightly wiggly but firm, all white with specks of cumin, cardamom flavored, melt in your mouth kinda dessert. Kinnathappam can be called as a steam cooked rice cake.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 20 people



  • Soak rice and drain it.
  • Grind it finely.
  • Mix it with water, until it becomes a very loose batter.
  • Heat jaggery in some water and stir, till it dissolves completely.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Mix it with the above rice batter and add a pinch of salt.
  • Heat a thick-bottomed vessel on a low flame.
  • Add the batter and stir continuously.
  • Add ghee and Bengal gram, when it starts to thicken.
  • Keep stirring, until ghee accumulates at the side of the vessel.
  • Transfer the above mix into a cake tin, while it is still hot.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Cut into pieces.
  • :- Quantity can be customized proportionally as your wish.
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