Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kinnathapam

Kinnathapam is a steamed pudding made with coconut milk and rice.It's a speciality dish in Kerala and Kanyakumari district.It's a special sweet served for wedding occasions,may be now the trend has changed.
I made this dish specially for  Shabitha's  Celebrating Mom Event.
I called my mom last week for the recipe and i made this,actually i thought it was a quite easy recipe,but for me ,it ended up in disaster.I wasted almost half of the mixture,whenever i waste food i feel very very.... guilty about that.I din't have a proper cooker pan,so i used my cake ring,in a cake pan, all the mixture started flowing outside and my cake pan got stuck at the bottom of the cooker,what a disaster! Hardly i rescued half of the mixture and transfer it to another pan and steamed it.So friends please use a proper pan.After all these drama i finally got something delicious to eat.
Makes 25 to 30 slices.
Ingredients:
Thick coconut milk-400 ml
Eggs-5
Sugar-200g
Cardamom pods-5
Raw rice-120g
Salt a pinch
A few almonds or cashew to garnish
Ghee or butter to grease the pan
Method:
Soak the raw rice in warm water for 1 hour,grind it with little bit of water to make it into a smooth paste.For coconut milk if you are using fresh coconut ,take the first set of milk or if you are using powder follow the package instructions to get thick coconut milk.
Beat egg,sugar and coconut milk together with a beater until they are mixed together well and the sugar is completely dissolved,add salt to it and then add the ground rice and mix well.The mixture should be like a pouring custard consistency.Powder the seeds of the cardamom and add it to the mixture.
Grease a round cooker pan or similar to that which you can use in the cooker,pour the mixture,place a plate on top of it ,keep it inside the cooker with water.The water level in the cooker should be just below the pan.Steam in the cooker without whistle for 30 minutes,insert a knife or skewer to check if it's cooked.The skewer should come out clean.Take it out from the cooker,allow it cool a bit,cut it down into slices garnish with cashew or almonds.Serve warm or cold either way it taste delicious.
Please feel free to comment or mail me if you have any doubt about this recipe,i don't want anybody to go wrong with this recipe.

11 comments:

PranisKitchen said...

hello u are making me hungry..one of my favorite .really yarr nowadays our traditional snacks are not that much demanded..all are going with cakes n cookies.thats ok..change is always good.
the kinnathappam looks so delicious..i am taking that plateful ..ok

Sushma Mallya said...

quiet an interesting pudding, am sorry abt the disaster,it happens to me as well sometimes...atleast you could save half of it..and that half looks absolutely yum, wish i could taste this..

Pavithra said...

They look absolutely tempting and fluffy... yummy!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Sounds very interesting.....

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Moon, failure is the stepping stone to success and it fits perfectly for cooking attempts :) Thanks for warning us and definitely a very new, traditional recipe. My wishes to your mom too.

Priya said...

Wowww Umm, kinnathapam looks super delicious and yummy...its sounds truly interesting..

Malar Gandhi said...

Heard a lot about this dish, but never tasted one'...sure looks delish.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you all for your lovely,sweet comments,makes me feel sooooooooo good:-)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow they look so soft and fluffy...good one dear...I wish I had this right now :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

looking lovely never tried it before

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

That's a delicious dessert!!I'm loving it...

Thanks for entry ...

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