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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kachayam - a traditional Tamilnadu sweet recipe

Kachayam is a popular and traditional sweet recipe from Tamilnadu. It is very simple, easy to make and delectable to eat.When you have ripe bananas, this is the perfect recipe to make. This is a perfect tea time snack. Whenever i make this recipe it brings me back my childhood memories. When i was kid, we grand children hit our grandma's place for every summer vacation. Every year for us summer vacation is the time to enjoy and have fun. Grandpa's stories, the green farm, tall coconut trees, cow's, buffaloes at the backyard, little vegetable garden, very big scary well and grandma's food....reminds my childhood....those were magical moments. My grandma used to make this sweet for us and we kids run into the kitchen now and then and have them hot from the skillet. Those were beautiful days, eventhough its gone they are still fresh in our minds and their presence is always in our thoughts.
Kachayam


Ingredients
  • 100 gms of Wheat flour
  • 2 small sized Bananas
  • 100 gms Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamaom Powder
  • few small Coconut pieces (optional)
  • a pinch of Baking soda ( optional )
Kachayam

Method
  • Soak the jaggery in water and keep aside and allow  it to completely dissolves.Mash the bananas and keep aside. Roast the coconut pieces and keep.
  • Now mix all the ingredients together , if required add little water.(bcos the water is already there used in soaking jaggery)
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and drop spoonful of mixture in it and keep the flame in medium and deep fry until it turns very dark brown in colour.
Kachayam


Notes:
  • The consistency of the batter should be like cake like/ idli batter like. Check in the pic above.
  • While frying kachayam, the flame should be kept in medium, so that it cooks perfectly inside too.
  • If you find the sweet is hard add little more water.
Sending this recipe to ' Walking through Memory Lane '  event hosted by Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds and event started by Gaythri's Cookspot.

18 comments :

Shanthi said...

Wow, finally!!! I can never forget the kachayam which u gave when we met. Thanks for sharing this recipe we say it as appam.Tanjore style appam.

Mélange said...

This recipe sounds really really interesting Valarmathi..New to me..Tempting.

Haddock said...

Isn't this also known as "Unniappam" ?

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Haddock,
I think this recipe slightly varies from region to region and has different names. Tradtional unniappam has rice flour ( raw rice/ puttu mavu) and paniyaram pan is used for cooking, some uses wheat flour as a variation too. But i have used wheat flour and its deep fried. Anyways nothing much difference. I think this is very famous both in kerala and tamilnadu and the recipe has very slight difference, totally this is famous and tradtional south indian sweet recipe.In tamil nadu we call this as kachayam (coimbatore side )and in kerala unniappam.

Shanthi said...

Yes, it is unniappam, In coimbatore we say as unniappam

Vimitha Anand said...

We say it as appam... Whatever I just love this..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I remember you had share these yummy kachayam with us when your Mom visited u. Am I right? :-)
Looks extremely tempting and it was damn tasty..Thanks for sharing ...

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Pooja said...

u made me feel nostalgic of my child hood days at my grand ma's place. reminds me of her appam !

Chitra said...

I make in paniyaram pan, must try deep fried verion once.. LOve it :)

Prathima Rao said...

Cute & tempting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hema said...

Looks so tempting, very tasty too..

Kavitha said...

This is one of my favorite snack...
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Superb. I am a big fan of this

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

One of my fav snack. We make this for karthigai deepam !!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

One of my fav snack. We make this for karthigai deepam !!

Samira said...

This recipe is somewhat similar to gulgule.... from maharashtra... chk my blog for the maharashtrian version...http://mysonpari.blogspot.in/2011/01/gulgule.html

R.Punitha said...

Hi Valarmathi,

Kachchaayam Looks Delicious !!!

Neat presentation :))

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