Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 2/ Day 3
Theme: Regional Dishes – Course Specific
Dish: Snack — Unniyappam/ Unni Appam
For Day 3 of BM# 35, I wanted to try any authentic breakfast dish from Kerala. After looking through the google search results for Kerala Breakfast recipes, Appam looked very traditional and authentic. But after seeing a couple of you tube videos, I decided it’s not time for me to make appam. We are currently experiencing bitter cold temperatures and I’m sure the appam batter is not going to ferment to make soft & fluffy appams. So I went back looking for other options to make.
Then I came across these Unniyappams/ Unni appams. Saw a youtube video and the recipe looked simple enough to make. I already have a few bananas riping away, so thought this is a good use for those too.
Unniyapam is a traditional Kerala sweet that is offered as prasad in temples and is also served as snack. These can be made by soaking and grinding raw rice, but lazy that I am I found a recipe that uses rice flour instead. I also used much less oil than showed in the you tube video. I skipped the traditionally used coconut bits because my son is not a fan of coconut.
I really liked how they turned out. They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the inside with a distinctive banana flavor. They are perfect for tea time snack.