Kinnathappam (a coconut dessert)Steamed Pancake

October 30, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Kinnathappam, super fine roasted rice flour mixed with thick coconut milk, sweetened with sugar and enriched with ghee(Ghee is a Sanskrit word for a clarified butter used primarily in Indian cuisine). steamed in flat pans called kinnams.

this a a delicate recipe hand over to my mother by her mother as a marriage gift in 1942

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  1. .Combine all the ingredients, prepare a thick porridge, taking care not to form any lumps(cook on very low flame and keep stirring through out *Remove from flame, but continue stirring • Pour the thick mixture into a flat pan(about 3 inch height • Place in a steamer and steam for 10minutes • Cool lightly, turn over , slice and serve • Though we serve this by itself, we can serve with any seasonal fruit cooked or fresh, for example with mango, pineapple or even peaches

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2 Reviews

pauljoseph November 7, 2010
no 1'' thick of 3''pan
makpar December 4, 2009
How thick should it be? When you pour it in should it reach the top of the 3-inch high pan?