Kinnathappam - Kannur | Malabar - Style

 Kinnathappam is a traditional sweet widely prepared in Kannur, served during house warming, Marriage or other special occasions. It is dark brown or near black in color, mainly depends on the color and quality of jaggari used. Making it is a long process, need minimum 2-3 people, stirring for 2 to 3 hours, Due to this it is usually  prepared in bulk only. Mahesh prepared a small batch of this and took just more than 2 hours to finish.


Ingredients
  • Fine rice flour - 1.5 Cup
  • Jaggery/Vellam - 1 lb(about 500 gms)
  • Coconut milk - 1.5 Cup
  • Water - about 8 cups
  • Ghee(Clarified Butter) - 1/2 cup
  • Chana Dal(Kadala Parippu) - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom seeds - from 3, crushed
Preparation Method
    Heat Jaggery in 1/4 cup of water until it melts and forms a thick liquid. Cook the Chana dal in water until soft(not too soft) and keep it aside. Mix together the rice, 1 cup of coconut milk and the jaggery and the water to a thin batter. Heat this mixture in a large thick bottomed vessel at medium heat. Keep stirring. In about 15 minutes the batter will thicken continue stirring. Add the remaining coconut milk after 45 minutes. keep stirring. Add the Ghee 1 spoon at a time at 5 minute intervals. Add the cooked chana dal. Oil will start separating after about 1.5- 2 hours. Add the cardamom and continue for another 20 minutes. By this time the batter will turn to a thick consistency. Put this into a greased 6 inch  pan and press down to form the shape of the pan. Cut into desired size pieces after cooling down.


A word of caution:
   Preparation time ranges from 2-3 hours and it requires continuous heavy stirring. Make sure that you keep everything ready before starting the cooking. A large vessel, which can hold about 3 times the amount of the prepared batter is required and most importantly a heavy duty stirrer made of wood or steel and good handle is required.








45 Comments:

Priya said...

ente ponne.... enthoru paadu aanu ithu... but the fruit of all the hard work truly shows....its really mouthwatering....Congrats to you for having such a great husband who would take all that time and effort to put this together...u rock... and so does ur hus...:)

shanthi said...

Looks yummy. Never heard of it.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

i love the colour......nice dish

kothiyavunu said...

splendid work vrinda!!!sammmathichu thannirikunnu..not as easy as it looks then....your pics are a treat by themselves!!! hats off to u and ur hubby....vrindayude oru bhaagyamey....:)

Abhilash said...

super kidilam recipe.
Nadinte ormakal inganeaanu pudukunne alle?

Kinnathappam looks great.
We also prepare another kinnatappam that is white in colour and uses sugar rather that jaggery.

oru samsayam... ee blogile sambhavangal ellam Mahesh aano undakunathu? kidding... :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy... must be a great delicacy....

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice one,before reading the recipe i really thought its a cake only...but whtever it is it looks very nice and delicious...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so good, well worth the effort.

Nandini said...

Wow! Great work! Looks super.

Tina said...

Entammo onnonnara pani analloooooo....Ithuvare kazhichittillaa but adipoli ayitundu kettooo.

Sarah Naveen said...

excellent pics...and kinnathappam looks out of the world....
adipoli!!!

kitchen queen said...

The sweet looks very tempting and a nice picture.

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!
Check out Oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

preethvijay said...

hi this looks awesome.... ur presentation is a treat to the eyes.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vrinda and Mahesh
Anything sweet you know what it means to a bong..
If I can convince my wife that it is only 15 minutes of stirring, handover the ladle and vanish from home for 3 hrs, i can take the bitting and eating...
I have eaten it only once..my friend after his daughter's marriage had brought lot of it for all colleagues.

Akal's Saappadu said...

great patience! this is something I've never tasted; the method sounds long but I guess this tastes delicious!!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Ohh..eeswara...ethum try cheytho?sammadichu thannirikunu..looks perfect dear..kadayil ninnu vaghunnathu pole thanne undu.Ente veetil ethu pandu undakiyitundu.Mahesh super cook aanallo.Great... Awesome.Am speechless..

Priya said...

Wow delicious appam, worth to try out it seems, we do something similar with jaggery and rice paste...

Sanghi said...

Wow... yummmy sweet appam! Delicious!;)

my kitchen said...

Wow it came out perfect,delicious one

Chitchat said...

The Kinnathappam has come out excellent for all the trouble and time u took to prepare. Kudos to you both.

Chitchat
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Palidor said...

This is a new dessert to me. Thank you very much for sharing! It looks lovely, especially the rich, dark color.

Gita said...

Wow Vrinda...I am drooling over that lovely picture....awesome as usual :)

sandhya said...

looks delicious vrinda....never tasted this, we make the one with sugar.

Shri said...

It looks so so delicious, Vrinda!And you have some patience:)Its definitely worth the time and energy though

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow ur hubby is also a great cook I guess..both rock hon...drooling over here...

Kalaivani said...

I heard about this but never tried. It looks fantastic.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds sweet & wonderful! Would love to try this!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..Never tried this one :-) Was wondering from where you got that dark "sarkkara" ? :D Long process, but worth it

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks like lot of work, but worth making it, right. looks gorgeous...well done, buddy. Kinnathappam sounds very interesting to me:)

Uma said...

looks so yummy :)

Gulmohar said...

Pl collect your award Vrinda :-)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy vrinda...never tried before...lovely pic as well...

Anupama said...

absolutely different dish... looks yum :-)

Tulip said...

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Mythreyi Dilip said...

This is really yummy dessert, we call it as "Vennai Puttu". My mom makes it often, but this is a tiring recipe for a lazy person like me. But your recipe encouraged me do so:)

Anncoo said...

Looks awesome. I love the colour of this dessert.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Oh very time consuming,but still worth i think,u pictures are quite tempting and no doubt will taste good after a long process.

Katy ~ said...

This sounds amazing. I would love to try this!

Karine said...

That is the first time I hear about Kinnathappam and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

Mishmash ! said...

Hi Vrinda, Thank a bunch for leaving your link and ur creation looks beautiful and tempting . I really wish I had seen it a bit earlier as we made our second attempt with jaggery last weekend....will update my post soon....thanks again, really appreciate it...:) and btw, you have a beautiful page and lovely blog title too.

Sanjana said...

This looks amazing! I would love to make it sometime! (when I have some time *sad face*) Thankd for your fab comments on my blog! Love these pictures too.. beautiful!

appu said...

gr8 cooks .. u guys must start some sweet shop soon ..kinathappam adipoli ... pandu naattil valiya uraliyil 5-6 manikkur 3-4 alu njangalude graha praveshanam thinu vendi undakiyathu orthu poyi ... i will surely give a try sometimes... ur blog is an inspiration ... vrinda u rock.

Dhanya said...

maheshattan kai kondum vrindechi vai kondum ilakki undakkiya kidilam kinnathappam

Mahesh said...

Thanks Dhanya, You are the best Sister in Law in the World.

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