Unniyappam | Inippu Appam | Onam Recipes

Unniyappam | Inippu Appam | Onam Recipes

unniyappam recipe

Wishing all readers Happy Onam.  For me Onam used to be having moong dal payasam, banana chips, unniyappam and other goodies that our Malayali neighbor aunty used to share with us.  After long time I enjoyed Onam last year with colleagues over sadhya of which managed to post Beans Thoran and Puli Inji, I was suppose to carry unniyappam on special demand but last moment I couldn’t do that.  To makeup for that this year I thought of preparing and posting to feast virtually ex-colleagues whom am missing a lot now! 
sweet appam banana appam  neyyappam recipe
Unniyappam recipe is much easy than it sounds, I got this recipe from our neighbor aunty long ago.  Traditionally it’s deep fried in unniyappam pan which is deeper to hold oil but here I added less oil, you can do in any way you wish.  If you have ripe banana try any day for evening snack, don’t wait for Onam to enjoy these delicious unniyappam.

Kerala unniyappam onam sadhya recipe

Rice Flour - 1 cup
Ripe Banana – 1 [Kadhali pazham/palayam kodan variety preferred]
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Black Sesame Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cardamon Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Pieces - 2 tbsp [ I used grated coconut]
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Water – 3/4 Cup
Coconut Oil/Ghee -  For frying

Neyyappam unniyappam recipe


1. Melt the jaggery in water, strain to remove any impurities and keep aside. Fry coconut pieces in ghee until golden brown.
Inippu Appam recipe
2. Mash banana well in a small bowl and keep aside. In another bowl add rice flour, salt, cardamom powder, fried coconut, sesame seeds.
neyyappam unniyappam onam recipe
3. Add mashed banana, melted jaggery water and mix well to form thick batter.
sweet banana unniyappam onam sadhya recipe
4. Batter should be like idli batter consistency.  Cover and keep aside to ferment for 1-2 hour.   Heat unniyappam or paniyaram pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil or ghee in each hole and fill it up with prepared batter.
Sweet paniyaram unniyappam recipe
5. Cook in medium heat until sides of appam gets brown, gently flip over other side, drizzle little oil and cook until golden brown.
Easy paniyaram unniyappam onam recipe
Serve warm.

Inippu banana appam unniyappam onam recipe
Notes ~
~ If batter is too thick add little water or milk. Or if batter is runny add rice flour, consistency should be similar to idli batter.
~ For deep frying fill paniyaram pan with oil and fry appam.  Oil will float on top of each hole.
~ You can ferment batter 5-6 hours if time permits.  I heat up my microwave for 30 seconds and keep batter inside for 2 hours.
~ If you don’t have paniyaram pan you can deep fry these in wok like small pakodas.
~ You can use wheat flour instead of rice flour too.

Have a nice day ~~
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  1. I made the deep fry version last time..looks so yumm and delicious..love them!!

  2. I wanted to make this and some how I could not make it..looks very delicious n yumm

  3. wow thats very tempting appam,love it...

  4. wow thats very tempting appam,love it...

  5. wow thats very tempting appam,love it...

  6. Very tempting and healthier version

  7. Beautiful clicks !! Looks perfect...I do not have that pan

  8. Tempting unniyappam.. love this anytime...

  9. Love this guilt free version..very tempting..

  10. like the color and perfectly made :)

  11. I love this very much, nicely done priti

  12. Owh my! They are perfect unniyappams!!! Loved the way you made them dear...so mouthwatering pics :)

  13. The uniappams look so so good. A very happy onam to you.

  14. Feel like grabbing and having some, soo tempting.

  15. Soft and delicious looking unniappams...Love to have few now..

  16. That's my all time favorite!

  17. Hey ..i loved the way u stacked it! That makes it even more tempting!


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