Unniyappam is a very special tea time snack which is popular is Kerala. It is normally prepared during special occasions or festive seasons. Learn how to make Unniyappams.


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – 100 gms
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Coconut bits (thengakothu) – ½ cup, fried in ghee
  • Black sesame seeds – ½ tbspn (optional), fried in ghee
  • Mashed ripe bananas – ½ cup (mashed it in mixie)
  • Sugar – ½ tbsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda – ⅛ tspn
  • Oil- for frying (I used coconut oil)


  • Melt jaggery in 1 cup water till it becomes syrupy, but not thick. Add the melted jaggery to the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • The batter should be of dropping consistency. If the batter is too thick, add water to loosen it.
  • Heat oil in Uniyappa chatti, make sure the oil is hot, but not smoking hot.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown.

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