Unniyappam Recipe , Kerala style unniyappam made with Raw Rice

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Kerala style Unniyappam recipe made with soaked and ground raw rice. Recipe with step by step pictures.

I have already shared the recipe of unniyappam / nei appam made with rice flour. . This version is slightly different and uses soaked and ground rice. The Kerala version has coconut and sesame seeds added to it and this recipe makes for heavenly unniyappams. We love sweets that has banana at home. My husband is a big fan of banana desserts. Here is how to do Kerala style Unniyappam.

Wash and soak the raw rice, urad dal and cardamom in water for couple of hours.
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Take a mixie jar and add in the soaked and drained rice mixture. Add in the shredded coconut, jaggery, dry ginger powder (sukku) and pinch of salt. Add in two very ripe bananas. Add in a cup of water and grind to a very smooth paste.
Sukku or dry ginger powder is a very important ingredient for making this Unniyappam. There is a saying in Tamil which my aunt says. சுக்குக்கு மிஞ்சிய வைத்தியமில்லை, சுப்பிரமணியனுக்கு மிஞ்சிய தெய்வமுமில்லை. It means “There is no greater medicine than dry ginger, there is no greater lord than Lord Subramanya.”

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Grind to a very smooth paste. The batter should be really smooth.
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Add in the ghee, sesame seeds and baking soda. Usually black sesame seeds are used for this recipe. I have used white sesame today. Mix the batter well to combine.
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This batter need not be fermented. Unniyappams can be made right away. The batter need to be of flowing consistency. Easily pourable. Heat the paniyaram pan until hot. Add a big teaspoon of oil or ghee in each of the mold. Be generous with the oil or ghee. You will need to keep the flame on low as the unniyappams brown very fast due to the bananas and jaggery. So cook on a low flame. Ladle out the batter in the paniyaram scoop.
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Turn the appam when golden using a paniyaram stick and cook on both sides till golden.
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Super hot and crisp appams are ready! These appams can be stored for upto two days.
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Unniyappam Recipe , Kerala style unniyappam made with Raw Rice

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Unniyappam made with ground rice. Kerala style Unniyappam

  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 30 small appams 1x

Ingredients

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  • Measurements used 1 cup = 240ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • 200ml raw rice
  • 2 teaspoon urad dal
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger powder (sukku)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Oil or ghee for making appams.

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the raw rice, urad dal and cardamom in water for couple of hours.
  2. Take a mixie jar and add in the soaked and drained rice mixture. Add in the shredded coconut, jaggery, dry ginger powder (sukku) and pinch of salt. Add in two very ripe bananas. Add in a cup of water and grind to a very smooth paste.
  3. Add in the ghee, sesame seeds and baking soda. Usually black sesame seeds are used for this recipe. I have used white sesame today. Mix the batter well to combine.
  4. Heat the paniyaram pan until hot. Add a big teaspoon of oil or ghee in each of the mold.
  5. Ladle out the batter in the paniyaram scoop. Cook on a low flame.
  6. Turn the appam when golden using a paniyaram stick and cook on both sides till golden.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Kerala

12 thoughts on “Unniyappam Recipe , Kerala style unniyappam made with Raw Rice”

  1. Hello suguna by now i kno i can blindly follow your recipes without the slightest doubt. I made this appam today and it was A class. I did not add soda and still the appams were soft and tasty. Thank you soo much.






  2. Nithyananthi S

    Hi. Am a great fan and follower of ur recipes. I don’t use baking soda. So how about fermenting the batter with banana and how long please ?

  3. Awesome! Came out perfect. Felt really nostalgic about unniyapams. My grandfather’s sister used to get these whenever she visited us and i remember me and my mom would always ask her recipe but never made this before..!

    Thanks a lot. Had the same taste as aachi’s unniyapam!






  4. Kannama, Oh i love these. My kerala friend got me these wen i was in college..Thanks for the recipe.
    can i ferment this instead of adding baking soda ? If that’s possible when do i add the banana puree?






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