Pineapple Unniyappam

Ingredients:

1/4 part of a medium pineapple
1 cup raw rice / pachari
250 gm jaggery
2 1/2 -3 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp sliced coconut
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp black sesame seeds
2 tbsp ghee
oil for frying

Preparation:

  1. Chop the pineapple into pieces and grind to a paste without adding water.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt jaggery adding 3/4-1 cup of water.
  3. Add ground pineapple into this and allow to boil well. Switch off the flame and keep it aside to cool.
  4. In a blender, add drained rice and grind it adding jaggery mixture little by little.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and add plain flour and mix well. Keep it covered for 4 hours.
  6. Heat ghee in a small frying pan and fry sliced coconut till light brown.
  7. Add this fried sliced coconut and sesame seeds to the batter and mix well.
  8. Add cardamom powder and salt and mix well.
  9. Heat oil in an unniyappam  pan at medium flame.
  10. When oil becomes hot, pour a spoonful of batter into each hole and cook on low-medium flame till the sides gets cooked.
  11. Then turn it using a skewer or spoon gently and cook the other side until it turns golden brown colour and cooked.
  12. Remove from the pan and drain them on a paper towel…Serve hot..

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