Kinnathappam or steamed plate cake is a traditional Kerala dessert prepared by Muslims during Ramadan. It makes a great snack with cup of evening tea.
Kinnathappam or steamed plate cake is a traditional Kerala dessert prepared by Muslims during Ramadan. This plate cake is soft, wiggly and tasty. You can also make it for usual days to enjoy it after your meal. It gets ready in no time, therefore you can also make it when you invite guests at home for lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kerala sweet recipes such as
- 1/2 cup Basmati rice
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 3/4 cup Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil , for greasing
How to make Kinnathappam Recipe
To begin making the Kinnathappam recipe, wash and soak basmati rice in water for 3 hours. After it is soaked, drain the rice and add to mixer along with grated coconut and water.
Grind everything into smooth batter. Pour into bowl and keep aside.
Add sugar, cardamom powder and egg to the mixer grinder and blend everything until combined. Pour this into the rice batter bowl.
Mix together and the batter should not be too thick or too thin. Strain to remove any coarse particles and pour the batter into greased steel bowl that fits inside the steamer.
Sprinkle cumin seeds on top and place the bowl inside a steamer. Steam for 20-25 minutes or until it turns firm.
Once done, allow it to cool. Run knife through the sides and invert to a plate. Slice, serve and enjoy this traditional sweet.