Kalthappam (Repost) | Pressure Cooker Kalathappam


  • 1 cup raw rice(pachari)
  • 1/2 lb Jaggery(Sharkkara)
  • Salt - A pinch
  • Vegetable oil(Preferably coconut oil)
  • 1/8 cup Dry Coconut slices(Thenga kothu)
  • Onion - 1/4 cup
  • Cooked boiled rice - 1/4 cup


Soak rice for 2 hrs. Clean and keep it aside. Blend the rice adding little bit water and boiled rice to a thick
consistency. Melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup of water, strain it and immediately(when it is warm) pour this into the rice mixture. Add a pinch of salt. The batter prepared must have a loose consistency.

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pressure cooker.Saute some chopped coconut pieces and onions till golden brown. Keep heat at high and when it is really hot, add the rice mixture into the cooker.Close cooker without the weight.Cook for 2 minutes on a high flame. Next lower the flame and cook for 5 mins on a very low flame. Remove from fire and open the lid after 5 mins. Remove kalthappam from cooker when cool.



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  2. ya its a traditional dish in north kerala,onions
    fried in coconut oil and coconut chunks makes it yummy....

  3. Hello Vrinda! "Vegetable oil(Preferably coconut oil)"
    - Wise choice! :-)

    Coconut oil is THE ideal cooking oil because it is 92% saturated. This enables coconut oil to be highly resistant to oxidation and free radical formation.

    And of course, it's much more delicious with coconut oil, right! ;-)

    Just my two cents. Take care.

    Your Drugstore in a Bottle

  4. Yes you are right.In our state Kerala(india) v use coconut oil as cooking oil and hair oil...

  5. I've never come across this dish before Vrinda. I think I will try it without the onions and add some chopped cahews instead.

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  6. Fried onions gives the nice flavour to this dish,u don't eat onions?if so its ok otherwise try with onions..

  7. hi vrinda,thanks for stopping by my place.....u have a wonderful place here as well....by the way,I'm from Kannur,so u can see similar recipes in my blog too...ur place is a biriyani heaven!I'm craving for some after seeing ur pics....

  8. hi...tried it.came out well. easy to make as well. thanks

  9. The appam is very nice and delicious.

  10. Yum, that sounds delicious! Nice entry :)

  11. hi vrinda
    i love kalthappam
    i tried it but it was a bit hard
    any reson for that?

  12. Shabana...thanx for trying,its my fav too. it mainly depends upon the rice u use,use normal pachari from local stores..even though the recipe sounds simple it requires lots of practice to achieve perfect texture...dont use high quality rice for this recipe...

  13. Vrinda..
    I love Kalathappam..So just searched your blog 4 the recipe..ooo..this makes me hungry..:-)
    Thanks..now,lemme make this..Bye.

  14. Hi Vrinda ,
    I tried this recipe 3 -4 times as per your recipe.This came out very well. Superb one. Loved this a lot.


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