Nothing stirs your nostalgia better that biting into some crunchy on the outside, pillowy on the inside unniyappams as it pours outside. With the summer rains being here, we recommend you to make a trip to KP Road in Kayamkulam in Kerala's Alappuzha district, where you can find what would arguably be one of the best unniyappams in Kerala.
The soft and sweet unniyappams that wafts the aroma of fresh coconut oil and jaggery is what draws unniyappams lovers to Panduranga Hotel in Kayamkulam. As soon as you enter the small shop, large moulds filled with the sweet batter can be seen dipped in boiling coconut oil.
The shop mostly serves piping hot tea and fresh batches of unniyappams from 11 am to 6 pm on all days except Sunday.
The shop attracts a decent crowd every evening who comes mostly for parcels and some times a quick bite.
A unique blend of coconut paste, ghee, plantains, cardamom and sesame seeds mixed with the batter is the secret behind the addictive taste of Panduranga Hotel's Unniyappams.
About 90 unniyappams are prepared in a batch. A single piece of unniyappam costs Rs 6.
Interestingly, vada, unniyappam and tea are the only items that are sold here. Owner Srinivas says that around 1,500-2,000 pieces of unniyappams are sold every day. On days when people buy lots of parcels, up to 4,000 unniyappams are fried. Srinivasan’s father Ratnakaran had opened the unniyappam stall sixteen years ago.