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Unniyappam/ Unni appam

These little unni appam are crispy, slightly sweet and absolutely delicious. They are great to serve for breakfast or snack.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Resting Time:: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: kerala
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup Jaggery, grated (use less if you like your sweets less sweeter)
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee/ Clarified butter
  • 1 Medium Banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut bits (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds (optional)


  • In a medium size saute pan, dry roast rice flour for 3~4 minutes on medium flame, stirring frequently. Remove into a mixing bowl.
  • In the same pan, heat jaggery and water. Once jaggery melts down, turn off the heat and add this mixture to the rice flour.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Cover and set it aside for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to make unniyappams, mix the batter and if it too thick, add a little bit of room temperature milk to loosen it. Batter should be the thickness of idli batter.
  • Heat a aebleskiver pan and add 2tsp oil in each slot. Fill each slot with the batter and cook until golden brown. Flip the unniyappams and cook on the other side until golden brown.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.
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