This Ramadan, feast on these six lip-smacking snacks from Malabar

Snacks of Malabar

Think Ramadan and the first thing that come8s to a Malayali's mind is the yummy treats that you get just in Malabar. Just as Malabar is not confined to Kozhikode and Thalassery, the Malabar snacks are more than Unnakkaya or Kalathappam. Have you heard of pallu pathiri? Or kai pathiri?

Here we bring you a list of six not-so-common but toothsome snacks from Malabar to make your Iftar platter as appealing as it can be.

Neypathiri aka Ney pathal

Neypathiri, ney pathal as it is known locally, is a simple, fried rice roti commonly made in the muslim households across Malabar. Over the years, the dish has found fans across the state and has secured a seat in the snack shelves of tea shops in Muslim-majority towns in other parts of the state. It can be served with a spicy varutharacha chicken curry or as a tea time snack with a saucy dip.


Here is a tip, dip its tip in your sweet black tea before taking a bite. Thank us later.

Click here to find ney pathiri recipe

Fried kinnathappam

Kinnathappam is a fluffy steam cooked plate cake that resembles vattayappam in many ways. They are usually made as a lightly sweet tea time snack. But they can also be transformed into crunchy and spicy quick bytes.

Try out this fried kinnathappam recipe

Masala pathiri

Move over pizzas. These soft and yummy rice pancakes topped with onions, green chilies and tomatoes make just the perfect snack you can have this season.

Click here for masala pathiri recipe

Omana pola

This sweet egg pancakes with a coconut and almonds filling could beat any puff pastry snack when it comes to taste and ease of making. A pinch of saffron is added while making the pancakes, giving it a distinct flavor and aroma.

Watch video: How to make omana pola


Neyyada is a layered maida cake enriched with the flavors of ghee and egg. This soft cake garnished with roasted nuts make the best dessert for an Iftar meal.

Find neyyada recipe here

Chatti pathiri

Chatti pathiri is a lot like neyyada- except that the layers are crepe-thin and has a savory filling. Glazed with ghee, this layered pathiri also resembles adukku pathiri, as the name suggests.

Click here for chatti pathiri recipe

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