Unniyappam/How to Make Kerala Unniyappam/Karolappam

This is the traditional style of making unniyappam.Unniyappam is  popular in kerala cuisine.In some parts of malabar, it is called “Karolappam”.



  1. Raw Rice/Iddli Rice  – 2 cups
  2. Jaggery(sharkkara)   – 250 gms
  3. Small Banana ( Mysore pazham) – 2 -3 nos
  4. Coconut pieces(Thengakothu) – 1/4 cup
  5. Cardamom Powder – 7-8 nos
  6. Salt – 1 pinch
  7. Ghee or coconut oil (for frying) – 1/2 litre


  1. Soak rice for 4 hrs. Grind into a coarse paste.
  2. Melt jaggery with enough water to make syrup and strain to remove impurities. Let it cool.
  3. Dry roast coconut pieces in ghee till brown in color.
  4. Blend banana into a fine paste.
  5. To make a batter of thick consistency as you see in the below pic, mix well all the ingredients except coconut pieces and cardamom powder.
  6. Finally add thengakothu and cardamom powder and keep aside for 8 hrs.
  7. Heat kaarol(uniyappam pan) and fill ghee in each moulds and once it is hot, pour 1 tbsp of batter into each molds
  8. Reduce the flame and allow it to cook.
  9. Once it is golden color on one side, turn on to the other side and fry till golden brown in color.
  10. Remove from ghee and drain it to a tissue paper.


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4 Responses

  1. Daily Meals says:

    One more sweet…looks delicious…Like the uniyappam pan…

  2. Bharathy says:

    Karolappam enna peru unniappathinu ulla karyam ippozha ariyunnathu…Kore nalayi orkunnu onnu undakkanam nnu :)..
    Nice post, Prajusha 🙂

  3. Shifa says:

    i have been thinking to make this for a long time.. now i got the perfect recipe! thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Pooja says:

    Nice Post Prajusha 🙂 This looks yummy..just got to know that Unniappam is also known by this name. You have so many Kerala recipes. This will definitely help me out 🙂

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