Unniyappam is a small round sweet rice cake made from rice, Jaggery, plantain, Ghee etc. It is a popular snack in Kerala and is a main offering to Lord Ganapathi. In Malayalam, unni means small and 'appam means rice cake.
I have made this snack using chakkavarati (Jackfruit Jam) instead of ripe bananas. Jackfruit Jam is made using ripe jackfruit (Chakka) & jaggery.
2 cups rice flour
1/2 cup maida (all purpose flour)
1 cup chakkavarati
1 tsp sesame seeds (ellu)
water (as required)
ghee for frying
Mix together rice flour, maida, chakkavarati, sesame seeds & water to make a thick batter. Set aside for 10-15 mins.
Heat ghee in the appam pan.
Pour the batter into the cavities into the hot ghee. Fry on both sides till golden brown.
Serve with tea. Store the remaining unniyappams in the refrigerator.