Unni appam | How to make Unni appam

By Kiran Singh  |  20th May 2016  |  
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About Unni appam Recipe

If you are familiar with South Indian cooking, you are sure to have encountered the traditional appam, the irresistibly sweet, deep-fried, brown-coloured balls fragrant with molten jaggery! while it is traditionally made using ground wheat or a combination of wheat and rice, here is a slightly modified version using just rice. As an improvisation, you can mash a banana along with the batter, to make soft, fruity-flavoured appams.

Unni appam

Ingredients to make Unni appam

  • 1 cup grated jaggery (gur)
  • 1 cup raw rice (chawal) , soaked and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • coconut oil or any other for deep-frying

How to make Unni appam

  1. Blend the rice and jaggery together in a mixer to form a thick paste using a little water required.Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add coconut and sauté till it turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add coconut pieces and 2 tbsp of water to the rice and jaggery paste and mix well to make a smooth batter.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai, drop a spoonful of the batter and deep fry on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp.
  4. Alternatively shape into round balls between the palms of your hands and deep-fry.Repeat with the remaining batter to make unni appams.

My Tip:

Deep fry the appams in the batches of 8 to 10 at a time.

Reviews for Unni appam (2)

ranjitha marri2 years ago


Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

the combination of jaggery and coconut is lovely!

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