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  1. Rice  powder- 2 cups
  2. Jaggery-3/4 cup to 1 cup ( according to taste)
  3. Water-1/2 cup 
  4. Coconut pieces-1/4 cup
  5. Ghee-1 tbsp
  6. Banana (palayan kodan pazham)-1 or 2  nos
  7. Baking Soda-1/4 tsp(optional)


  • Add water to grated jaggery and heat until it is melted.Let it cool.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the coconut pieces.Fry until it turns golden brown.
  • Grind banana to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • Combine together rice powder,melted jagerry and banana puree.Pour in  more water as required to get a consistency of idili batter.Add fried coconut pieces and baking soda.Mix well and keep aside for 1 to 2  hours for fermentation.
  • Heat oil in a unniappachatti,when oil is hot reduce the flame to medium and pour a tablespoon of batter into each hole.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes,turn the unniappams using a fork.Cook  until it turns golden brown.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel.


  • You can adjust the quantity of jagerry according to your taste.
  • You can also add 2 to 3 powdered cardamom and 1/8 tsp ginger powder if desired.

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    January 5, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    looks fabulous happy new year

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    January 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Unniappam looks awesome!

    First time here, i liked your recipe collection.
    Please do visit

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    Priya Suresh
    January 5, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Omg, who can resist to these authentic appams, love that dark colour,wish to munch some rite now.

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    Sangeetha M
    January 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Happy New year Wishes!! Unniappam looks too delicious n tempting…as always the pics are stunning!!!

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    January 5, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Delicious unniyappam.. Very inviting pictures..

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    January 7, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Adipoli unniyappam, Kandittu kothivarunnu.

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    January 8, 2013 at 4:57 am

    ayoo…too goood…:P

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    January 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    ha kodipichu! stunning visuals!!

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    March 4, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Unniyappam kandittu thanne kothi aakunnu….Ethu brand rice powder aanu use cheythathu???

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      March 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

      I used homemade rice flour.To prepare homemade rice flour,soak raw rice ( pachari) in water for about 45 to 60 minutes.Drain the water completely using a colander.Leave it in the colander for about 15 to 30 minutes ,until completely drained.Grind the drained rice to form a fine powder and pass it trough a fine mesh sieve to remove large grains.

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    July 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Tried the unniappam recipe today. Came out really well. Very easy recipe to follow. Thank you so much dear.

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