Vishu special kaniyappam

Vishu special kaniyappam

Kaniyappam is a special snack prepared on the auspicious day of Vishu. This is offered as part of the ‘kani’, presented in front of the deity, before distributing to children. Interestingly it looks and tastes similar to unniyappam. Check out the recipe.

1 cup raw rice
250 gms jaggery
3 cardamom pods
3 bananas
A pinch of salt
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp ghee
¼ cup coconut shards
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
½ tsp fennel seeds
Ghee/coconut oil to fry

Wash the raw rice and soak for two hours
Drain the soaked rice and spread them on a cotton cloth to remove excess moisture
Pass the rice flour through a sieve to remove bits
Grind this along with cardamom in a mixer jar
Make jaggery syrup by melting it in some water
Mix ripe banana paste, jaggery syrup, salt and baking soda in the rice flour
The batter shouldn’t be too loose
Heat ghee and fry the coconut shards
Turn off the flame when the coconut shards begin to change colour
Now add fennel seeds and black sesame seeds
After it has cooled down, add it into the batter
Mix well
Keep the batter aside for at least two hours
Heat ghee in an unniyappam vessel
Pour a spoon full of batter
Fry until the kaniyappam turns brown in colour.

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