Unniappam – Soft
1 cup raw rice soaked overnight
½ cup fresh grated coconut
1 small banana (palayan kodan/mysore banana)
1 cup thick jaggery syrup (approx. 250gms) –more or less per taste
1/8 tsp baking soda
½ tsp cardamom powder
½ tsp dry ginger powder
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
2 tbsp toasted grated coconut or small pieces (optional)
Grind rice, coconut, jaggery syrup and banana. Add water as required to get a thick batter (idli batter).
Adjust sweetness by adding more or less jaggery syrup.
Add baking soda, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and mix well.
Transfer to a bowl and add sesame seeds and grated coconut if using and mix.
Keep aside for 15-20 mins.
Heat unniappam chatti and fill molds with oil. (I use canola oil)
Pour approx. ¾ tbsp batter to each mold. Keep medium heat.
When the bottom starts to brown, flip to the other side using a toothpick.
When it browns all over, remove using toothpick and transfer to a kitchen towel.
Store in an airtight container when cool. Refrigerate after 2 days and bring to room temperature before serving.