Unniappam

For as long as I can remember, mom has always made Unniappams for Janmashtami every year. I wanted to this year, but I was not keeping well. Both of us were really craving for some, so I decided to surprise Manoj last evening. Mom usually makes it with rava, but since I did not have any when we were discussing the recipe in the morning, she gave me one of my aunts recipes. Made the unniappams with rice and they were yumm....


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups rice
1 big ripe banana (120gms)
1 cup grated jaggery
6 cardamoms, seeds crushed

Method:
Soak the rice for about 8 hours.
Grind together bananas, jaggery, rice with just enough water to form a thick smooth batter (I used a little less than 1/4 cup water).
Stir in the crushed cardamom seeds and let the batter sit for 3-4 hours.
Heat oil in the unniappam pan and spoon the batter into each cavity. Fry on medium heat for about 2 mins till brown, then turn them over and cook the other side till done.
Drain well on paper towels.
The unniappams may absorb some oil, especially if the batter is too thin. Add oil as required to the pan and wait till it gets hot before adding the batter.

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My entry to 'WYF:Festive Treat' event hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food.


33 comments:

  1. yummm..I wana get that achu next time from India..miss these stuff sorely..:)
    How are you now?hope you have recovered..!

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  2. The uniappams have turned out really well dear.

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  3. oh i thought it is gulab jamun..but i am sure it also taste good..

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  4. Looks so yummy and tasty... wish to have one. looks so soft too.. the color is making me drool.

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  5. wow looks yummmilicious, love the spongy, crispy edged delicacy..I've never made them at home, thanks for the recipe.

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  6. You took me back to my college days. I had a friend of mine, who's mother used to make these tasty unniappams. Just for the sake of this we used to do group study in her house. Haa Haa Hoo Hoo.

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  7. Appams looks gorgeous, soft and fluffy..feel like munching few rite now.

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  8. WOw, iam drooling ..we too make this with maida..Looks superb, nice entry :)

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  9. unniappam looks perfect!!...i love this!!

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  10. Wow...that's an yum recipe...adding ripe banana sounds yum....

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  11. Oh my..gorgeous unniyappam,last week my hubby made these for me,i am bit scarred to use unniyappam pan,looks perfect and yumm...

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  12. Wow...wonderful Poornima.Mouthwatering unniyappam.I really want to try this one.But i don't have Unniyappam Pan:(

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  13. i have never tried this but would love to make them at home some day!

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  14. Hi Poornima,
    I am here first time. You have a nice blog. The Unniappam look delicious. Please do checkout my blog when you have a chance http://raje-s.blogspot.com/

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  15. Adipoli unniyappam...My all time favorite hmmmm...."serikum kothiyavunu :)"

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  16. Yum, Poornima, please send over that plate right now! They look so good.

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  17. wow yummy unniappam s poornima you got a very nice color too looks tempting.

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  18. wow, looks yumm, my hubby is a great fan of it.

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  19. Looks so perfect and delicious Poornima... long time since I had them... my grandma used to prepare this often... yummy :)

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  20. Beautiful and delcious.
    I love them. Just that don't have the pan and it is only me wholike them at home. You can always parcel me som if there is left over ;-)

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  21. i alwayz used to think next time i will bye this vessel...but couldn buy..after seeing your post, afternoon itself i went and baught it.. :) it came out perfectly..adipoli.. :)

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  22. Wow, Poornima, these sound great. If I wasn't dieting I would definitely make them. How did you manage to have such uniformity? Don't they need any sugar?

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  23. they have turned out fantastic..just the way its meant to be..

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  24. Perfect shapes and colour..thanks for the entry

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  25. Unniappams looks os good :) i have been thinking ti make this for long time. What type of rice do u use for this? is it the raw rice? the one we use for puttu and idly?

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  26. Hey Shifa....I just use the regular rice to make these. Hope u try it and like it.

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  27. The uniappams have turned out really well dear. susan

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