Kinnathappam (a coconut dessert)Steamed Pancake

By • October 30, 2009 2 Comments

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


Serves 4

  • 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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