Kashuandi Unniyappam / Kerala Style Sweet Cashew Nuts & Rice Fritters

Unniyappam – a traditional & popular tea time Kerala snack is given a twist to the regular ingredients by adding cashews nuts instead of bananas. These deep fried sweet fritters are an excellent treat that is easy to prepare & loved by children and adults alike.


Rice flour/whole wheat flour – 1 cup
Cashew nuts – 1 cup
Cardamon powder- A generous pinch
Freshly grated coconut – ½ cup
Coconut milk- 1/4 cup
Jaggery  – 1 cup, grated
Black sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp, roasted
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp (optional)
Oil- As needed
Water- As needed


Method: Soak cashew nuts for at least 2-3 hours. In a saucepan, boil 1 cup of water and melt the jaggery. Strain the jaggery and keep it aside to cool. Drain the cashews. In a grinder, add the soaked cashews and grind it into a smooth paste adding very little water. In a large bowl, add the rice flour/wheat flour, cashew paste, grated coconut, melted jaggery, roasted sesame seeds, & coconut milk and mix well without any lumps into a smooth batter. Keep it aside for 30 mins. Heat oil in the appachatti/unniyapam pan/paniyaram pan. Make sure the moulds are only half filled with oil. Once the oil is hot enough, reduce the flame to medium. Gently spoon the batter to the moulds till they are 3/4th full. Once the rims of the unniyappams turn brownish, carefully flip to the other side. Once both the sides are golden brown, drain them on a paper towel. Arrange on a serving plate and serve hot with tea.



Also try out our different varieties of unniyappams:

Apple Unniyappam / Sweet Rice-Apple Fritters :

Unniyappam Payasam/ Neyyappam Payasam/ Kerala Style Sweet Rice Fritters Pudding:

Pineapple Unniappam (Pineapple Neyyappam)/ Sweet Rice-Pineapple Fritters:

Mambazha Unniyappam/Mango Unniyappam:

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