Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Vishu & Neyappam/Unniappam.

 Vishu is the harvest festival of Kerala observed on the first day of the Medam month (April – May) of Malayalam Panchang.
Vishu Kani is the first thing that we see on Vishu day, which is the New year day according to Sun calendar. The idea behind keeping vishu kani is to see them first thing and hope the next year also brings them in abundance.

Rice -2cup
Grated Coconut -1/2cup
Jaggery grated -1/2cup
Maida 1/2 cups (flour )
Cardamom powder -2tsp
Baking Soda -3/4 tsp
Ghee -4-6tsp
Plantain (maysor) -2 chopped
Sesame seed (Black) fried in ghee - 4-5tsp
Coconut oil as required
Coconut pieces fried in ghee -1/4 cup
Salt 1/4tsp


1.Soak the rice for 2 - 3 hours.Drain well and grind.Donot grind to fine paste.
2.Gring the chopped plantain and coconut.
3.Make a syrup using Jaggery.Note that do not add too much water while making the jaggery syrup.
4.Now mix all the ingredients together execpet oil.The batter should not be too watery or too thick.And keep it aside for 1 hour or 2- 3 hours.
5.Now add salt and mix well.Now place the appa karam on the fire and fill each unniappam cup three quarters full with the coconut oil or ghee.(I use half coconut oil and half ghee)
6.when the oil is hot pour the batter into the cup.Cook until dark golden brown.


Rekha shoban said...

Happy vishu to u and ur family!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow.. looks yummy..

Yummy Team said...

Vishu kanni valare nannayittundu! unniappam kandittu kothiyakunnu..Happy Vishu Beena..

Tina said...

Happy vishu dear...Unniyappam adipoli...

Gita Jaishankar said...

Neyappam looks so tempting...divine pictures :)

PranisKitchen said...

Wishing you and ur family a Happy Vishu..
Unniappam looks so delicious..Realy liked the Vishu special unniappam.Its one of our favorite snack.feel to have it now.
Nice vishukani too.

Fathima said...

kidilam unniappam!

Kairali sisters said...

Ayoo unniappom njgalkum tahruvo...evide poi..eppol slow analo..busy busy ano? Nalla kani ketoo...