What is Kayappam and how is it made?
"Kayappam" is nothing but delicious sweet deep-fried banana fritters with jaggery. It is a common snack at my home, especially when there are overripe bananas lying around. It's a perfect snack with that evening tea or coffee. The main ingredients are ripe bananas, all-purpose flour or wheat, jaggery (brown sugar). It tastes delicious and even better the next day, just like any sweets made out of jaggery.
Does Kayappam require baking soda?
This is quite easy to make as well. Baking soda used in this dish is optional and it is mainly to give that extra fluffiness especially when you want to make it quickly. I usually avoid using it and try to keep the batter a little longer to get the softness. The frying of these appams fills the house with such an awesome aroma and it's hard to resist having them! Do try it out sometime if you have not and let me know what you think. Happy cooking!!
A delicious appetizer or afternoon snack that goes well with your evening tea or coffee
- 4 small ripe bananas mashed
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour or Maida
- 2 tbsp Rice powder
- 7-8 tbsp Jaggery (brown sugar)
- 1 cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda optional
- 4-5 cardamom crushed and powdered
Boil a cup of water with jaggery and make sure it melts well.
Once the solution is completely cooled, add the ripe mashed bananas.
Add in the combination of flour and wheat, rice powder, and mix the batter well.
Add the powdered cardamom, pinch of salt, and mix well again.
Add baking soda(optional) if using.
Let the batter sit for 1 to 2 hours ( or you can immediately use it as well.)
Take a spoonful of batter and drop it in the oil and deep fry until dark or golden brown.
Kayappam is ready. All you need is some tea or coffee to go with it!
Absolutely scrumptious! Love this appam!!!!!
Thank you so much Latha, they are very yummy indeed 🙂
My kids fav snack.. love it 😀
Nice to hear that Lavs , most kids usually love it 🙂 Thank you so much!
They look delicious Nisha. 🙂
Thank you so much Lorelle, glad you liked them , very easy to make as well!
Banana pairs with jaggery so well...love this combo of fritters...and excellent for this chilling weather too 🔝
Yes lot of kerala dishes have that awesome pairing Jyo, yes very good for the cold winter as well 🙂 Thank you so much!
They look Yummy 😋
Thank you so much for your comments, indeed they are delicious!
Yummy ! This is my favorite !!
Thank you very much Megala, one of my favorites as well!
Oh!! So so delicious.. I love these fritters!
Thank you so much Vidya, happy to hear you love them as well!
Delicious powerfood! Love this recipe!
Thank you so much, glad you like it!
I like your post 😊.
Thank you so much , appreciate it!
take a look my last post 😉.
I sure will!
Jyoti Rao :)
Oh! They are so delicious 😋
Thank you so much Jyo!
Have eaten this long time ago at a friends place. They tasted so yum. Never attempted to make it. Thanks for the recipe will try it soon..
Oh wonderful! I would be happy to hear how they turned out! Thank you so much Neetha!
Absolutely delicious!! I like the idea of adding Jaggery to it.
Thank you so much, the jaggery is the star ingredient which indeed makes it taste so delicious!
They must be delicious 🍌 after reading the blog I want to taste them 👍👍👍
aww! Thank you so much for such a nice comment! Indeed very delicious!
Your welcome 🙏 😊😊😊🎁
Mmm yummy, perfect couch food on days when i feel like snacking on something.
Thank you and yes indeed a perfect snack and couch food!
Oh yeah!!!! These sound fabulous!
I can almost smell the banana and cardamom as these fritters are frying - what a lovely combination.
Exactly Right Beth , the aroma of the banana, cardamom and jaggery batter frying is so heavenly . It tastes awesome as well and even better the next day !
These sound like delightful little donuts. Yum~~
Thank you so much Larena for the wonderful comment, they indeed are super yum!
These banana fritters looks so good. Am planning to try them out this weekend!
That's awesome Jacqueline, hope you like it as much as we do! Thank you for the wonderful comment.
Wow! the banana fritters look irresistible and they look moist. It has been years i had them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Thank you so much Pavani! This popular snack from my hometown does have an exceptional taste and quite easy to make as well.