Unniyappam is a small round snack made from rice, jaggery, banana, roasted coconut pieces, and cardamom powder fried in oil. It is Kerala version of Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram. This Unniyappam is one of those special sweets snacks from kerala and are also served in the onam sadya. Unniyappam are also offered as prasad in some temples in kerala. When guests arrive you can impress your guests with the tasty snack. Make sure the bananas are well ripe. You can add jaggery according to you personal likeness. Some want it mild while others want it too sweet. Frying the snack in kadayi lends to the perfection of the snack. You can explore a well detailed snack recipe of Unniyappam here.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Soak raw rice in water for 3 hours. Spread the rice in a paper towel to dry. Grind the rice coarsely.
  • Break Jaggery to pieces. Mix jaggery with 1 cup of water and melt. Filter the jaggery liquid. Pour the jaggery liquid to the rice and mix it well.
  • Grind 4 Ripe Bananas (Palayam Kodan).Grind cardamom seeds (without skin) with little sugar.
  • Mix the banana and cardamom to the rice and keep it for 1 hour
  • Fry the Coconut in ghee. Keep the batter overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Heat unniappam pan then pour oil or ghee. Once oil is hot, pour the batter in each hole.
  • Turn the side after few minutes.Turn it back again after few minutes.
  • Enjoy it.


You can visit this link for an easy snack Pazham Porichu Nerachathu. You can also visit this link Kerala Kinnathappam
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