Monday, April 4, 2011

Kinnathappam-Thrissur Style


This is what we used to call Kinnathappam, and I know that kinnnathappam tastes and looks different in North Kerala. But since this is the only name for this dish that I know of, I am sticking to this name. If anyone else know any other name for this please let me know.
Unlike my maternal grandmother, who loved cooking, my paternal grandmother hardly ever cooked.This is one dish she used to make, and this used to be a favorite of mine. Now this is Aishwarya's favorite too. In fact, she loves making this with me. She does most of the work, except for the frying the coconut pieces and doing the final steaming. She would do all the measuring and mixing. This is one dish where I don't have to worry about her taking a lick of the batter also. Since she is allergic to raw eggs, I don't usually let her help out with most of the other dishes because of this. But licking this batter is compensation enough as this is such a tasty batter. If you are someone who likes licking the batter for cookies and cakes, you would simply love this batter too! And you can take a lick of it or have your little ones lick it without a worry, as there are no raw eggs here.  So whatever be the name, I would like to share this with you all.
Ingredients
Roasted Rice flour -1cup
Coconut milk-3 and 1/2 cups
Sugar-1/2 cup ( to your taste)
Honey-2tbs(optional)
Coconut pieces or cashew nuts-2tsp
Ghee-1 tbs
Cardamom-6 Powdered fine
Method
Heat a pan and add the ghee and sliced coconut pieces and fry till coconut pieces turn golden. Leave it aside to cool. Now mix the rice flour with the coconut milk,honey ,sugar  and cardamom add the fried coconut along with the ghee. Consistency of  the batter should be that of  dosa batter, a little lighter than the cake batter.To get the desired consistency you can add additional water if needed ,do this little by little.Now to a  greased plate  pour the batter about 1/2 " amount .Place this in a steamer and cook for about 10 minutes.You can check the doneness with a tooth pick ,if the tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in the cooked appam then its done Now remove from the steamer .When cool cut into desired shape.
Sending this over to  Walking Through The Memory LaneKerala Kitchen EventCelebrate Sweets-Sweets with Rice by Nivedita hosted by Priya"Cooking with your Little Sous-chef "Event at Sugar'N Spice


21 comments:

  1. Yeah this is a lovely dish. My son loves this too. Though I've never tried it myself as it is always my mom or grand mom making this for us :) Now that I have the recipe from you, I can try this :)

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  2. My grandmother also make this regularly. My maternal grandmother lives in thrissur. I have also heard this dish by the same name. I am going back to India for good by April mid week. I can't wait to have this prepared by my granny.

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  3. I have ate this from a friends house and it tasted yumm...we at calicut side dont prepare this...atleast my mom and MIL doesnt..;(...I had no idea of how to prepare this...Thanks for sharing...

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  4. Never tried this before.. looks delicious...

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  5. New recipe for me. Looks delicious and yummy

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  6. wow..what a yummy dessert....absolutely loved it !

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  7. New to me...thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us..

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  8. Its very nice n refreshing to see an authentic recipe so wonderfully done- thanks for the beautiful post!
    US Masala

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  9. Wonderful post! The recipe is truly authentic!

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  10. Looks so delicious. Thanks for sending..

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  11. Oh I love this delicious kinnathappam..Nice click!

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  12. Wat a beautiful and authentic dish..thanks for sending this delicious kinnathappam to CS..

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  13. These authentic recipes i believe should be called in their true name itself..Thus they remain popular for a long time :) And these look so good that i just have to give it a try real soon!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. completely new to me...yummmmmmmmmmmy...:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. Totally new to me, sounds authentic and delicious..

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  16. This is really new dish to me but sound really yummy..:)

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  17. Delicious...looks so delicious and authentic.

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