Kalathappam-Kerala Recipe

Kalathappam is an evening tea time snack prepared usually among the Malabar Muslims in Kerala.Usually the snack is prepared with jaggery and is sweet.It can also be prepared without jaggery and can be served with any dish.

Ingredients

Raw rice                            1glass
Jaggery                             100gms
Coconut oil                      4tsp
Baking soda                      A pinch
Salt                                      A pinch
Rice                                    1/4 glass
Coconut Pieces               1tbs
Jeera                                   1/2 tsp
Small Onion                        5
cardamom Powder        1tsp

Method
Soak the raw rice in water for three hours.Grind together the soaked rice,cooked rice and jeera together.To this add the salt and baking soda.Keep it aside.In half cup water melt the jaggery and strain through a strainer to remove the impurities.Add this to the rice batter.Mix the cardamom powder.The batter should be as thick as idly batter.In a hot pan add the coconut oil.Fry coconut pieces and onion pieces till golden brown.In a greased plate add the fried ingredients and over that pour the rice batter.Steam this over a steamer or cooker or you can directly season coconut pieces and onion pieces in a cooker and add the batter and cook.Close the cooker and  steam(without weight) for 2 minutes in high flame and then 5 minutes in low flame.Open when cooled and cut into pieces.

 

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