Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This is a very tasty crispy tubular shaped snack from Kerala coated with light sugar syrup. You will find this in any bakery in Kerala. This is a good tea time snack. Children will love it any time.

Slightly fine rice powder/pachari – ¾ cup
Sesame seeds – 1 ½ tsp
Water – 3/4-1cup
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

For grinding
Sliced shallots (Small onion) – ¼ cup
Cumin seeds (Jeerakam) – 1tsp
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Grind it and make fine paste.

For syrup preparation
Sugar – ½ cup
Water – ¼ cup
Cardamom pods – 2-3 nos

How to prepare
=►Grind all the ingredients mentioned above in the grinding section.
=►Mix well the slightly roasted rice flour, sesame seeds and the above grinded paste.
=►Boil one cup of water with ¼ tsp of salt.
=►When it boils add mixed rice powder and stir it continuously and reduce the flame.
=►Allow it to cook for 1-2min on sim flame and switch off the flame.
=► Make a dough out of this and if it is very stick add little rice powder to make it non sticky.
=►Knead it well and make small balls like you make for poori (smaller than chapatti).
=►Take chapatti board or marble piece and place the dough ball on to the board and press it. (Use oil or rice powder on the board other wise the rice will stick on the board)
=►Press it till it becomes in the shape of a poori.
=►Then roll it lengthwise using fingers. Place the dough on your middle finger so that it gets a cylindrical shape. Remove the dough from the finger so that it is void from inside like a PVC cylinder.
=►Heat oil in a pan and fry(deep fry) it until it becomes light brown in color.
=►Make thick sugar syrup and pour it over these.

Note – If you want more sugary you can dip the fried Kuzhalappam in sugar syrup.