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Neyyappam – Rice Pancake

Neyyappam is another type of Indian pancake (sweet) which is made in Kerala. I had a neighbour called Aartee who is a wonderful cook. She make this sweet often especially for her two year old kid, Arya. Whenever she made neyyappam she used to give me some because I am a big fan of it. Now that she moved to Miami, I miss it. Finally, I got the recipe from her and started doing this delicious appams. Here you go…

This is my entry for Kids food event which is conducted by vanamala of Nalapaka.blogspot.com.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 1/4 cup
  • Banana – 2
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • whole cashew nuts – a handful
  • Raisins – a handful
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Ghee – to fry

Method of preparation:

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of water in a pan, add jaggery to it and allow it to boil
  2. In between, mash the bananas and mix with rice flour
  3. Once the jaggery starts boiling add coconut and ground cardamom to it
  4. After it starts thickening, remove from heat and keep it aside
  5. Add raisins and broken cashews to the rice flour, combine it and then the jaggery when it come down to room temperature
  6. Mix it well with your hands to avoid clinging of flour
  7. Heat the paniyara kadai and fill it with ghee (1/2 tsp in each) and add a tbsp of batter in each pot
  8. Turn both the sides and fry
  9. The first set of paniyarams may give you burnt look and smell. To avoid this use more ghee (3/4 tsp) only for the first set of paniyarams and cook at medium or less than medium heat
  10. Cook the remaining set of paniyarams following the procedure

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:) Serve hot or at room temperature.

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