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Four Easy Recipes of Chettinadu Cuisine

Kandharappam (Sweet Rice Cakes)

Appams are a staple in Chettiyar cuisine. Kandharappam is a delectable sweet offering guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

K appam



  1. Raw rice – 1 cup
  2. Boiled rice – 1 cup
  3. Urad dhal – ½ cup
  4. Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
  5. Jaggery – 2 ½ cups
  6. Coconut scrapings – 2 tbsp
  7. Oil – required amount
  8. Ghee – 2 tbsp


  1. Wash and soak the raw rice, the boiled rice, the urad dhal and fenugreek together for 1 hour.
  2. Grind the mixture into a fine paste.
  3. Put the mixture in the saucepan and add the coconut scrapings, the jaggery and ¼ cup of water.
  4. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes until the jaggery dissolves.
  5. Strain the syrup directly onto the rice batter and mix well.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is fairly hot, reduce the flame/heat and add a scoop of batter.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn it over and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove it from the pan and drain excess oil.
  9. Serve hot or cold according to preference.

Serves: 10 to 12 people

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