Mango Unniappams

Mango unniappams is what we call ’em. Unniappam is a snack down south in the state of Kerala in India. The regular unniappams or ennappams are a popular snack in rural kerala. And they are given as ‘prasadam’ in Ayyapa Temple in Sabarimala. They are quite tasty, if a bit bland, but take care not to drop them or u’ll crack the floor!!!

Its always a special occasion when my family (Dad, Mum, my 4-legged bro n I). More often than not, my Gran’s sisters come for a visit on Sundays. No one comes without at least one packet of Homemade-something-spicy marinated fish to be fried, banana fritters, vellaiappam, savory vadas or soft unniappams. But there is one strict rule! No snacks till tea time.

Tea Time is always fun… everything is set out on plates on the dining table or if the weather is especially mild, in the veranda,. There would be laughter, chatter, Did-you-knows, cooking tips, beauty tips, plans made for the next weekend and the ceaseless gossip.

Now-a-days, we don’t get together so much…but traditional snacks will always bring to our minds the fun we had before…

Mango unniappam is a variation of that…


  • 2 ripe mangoes-cut into pieces after removing the skin.
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup wheat flour (u can use rice flour also)
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter or ghee (optional)
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp elaichi or cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • Oil-for frying


  • Blend the mango pieces and sugar into a pulp.
  • Mix the pulp with flour, baking powder, sesame seeds, ghee and cardamom powder.
  • If the mixture is too thick, thin it with a little water till it’s a smooth paste.
  • Scoop a spoonful of mixture into hot oil and fry till brown.
  • Serve hot with a large appetite and a sweet tooth

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  1. #1 by Artswebshow on August 23, 2010 - 12:53 PM

    wow. i’ve never come across these before but they sound wonderful

    • #2 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:42 AM

      they are…u shud try them….:)

  2. #3 by Kavita on August 23, 2010 - 8:40 PM

    I love appams… we have ’em in Mangy too 🙂 Yummieees
    The mango version REALLY made me salivate… good god! Now I am hungryyyyyyy

    Eat eat and eat, girl!!! And between all that eating, make time to doodle too 😉

    • #4 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:45 AM

      yum yum arent they:)

    • #6 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:48 AM

      tks jingle…just got back will accept them in a while:)

  3. #7 by claudia on August 24, 2010 - 7:08 PM

    this looks FANTASTIC!!!

    • #8 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:53 AM

      🙂 n they taste great too…try them:)

  4. #9 by Chloe on August 24, 2010 - 10:38 PM

    Wow – mango is simply divine! I love it! You have my mouth-watering with those amazing pics…

    I thought I’d done it before, but I’ve added you on to my blogroll – called “Circle of Friends” 😀

    Have a great day my friend xx

    • #10 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:53 AM

      wow thanks Chloe 🙂

  5. #11 by Jingle on August 27, 2010 - 7:34 PM

    letting u know that u have won the perfect poet award week 27.
    Happy Friday

    • #12 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:54 AM

      wow thanks jingle…its just great to get back n c such lovely comments and awards:)

  6. #13 by PinkLady on August 29, 2010 - 2:28 PM

    i love ripe mangoes and this looks really yummmmmmmmmmmmy!

    i have friendship awards for you, hoiden… if you have time, please visit:

    • #14 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:55 AM

      they are!….thanks…i will pick them up certainly

  7. #15 by Jamie Dedes on August 30, 2010 - 3:30 AM

    Hoiden, sounds like your family has wonderful old-fashioned (at least in some parts of the U.S.) Sundays. Thanks for sharing with us … and the recipe looks wonderful. I’ve put it on my to-do list for when the weather gets a bit cooler around here … Northern California.

    Wonderful! 🙂

    • #16 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:56 AM

      well not exactly 🙂 its only during onam that everyone comes around for a gettogether….n we try to make up for lost time….do try them…they are great…

  8. #17 by Jamie Dedes on September 8, 2010 - 7:35 PM

    Came by to check for your Rally poem. Will stop in again tomorrow. Maybe you are away!

    Wishing great times ….

    • #18 by hoiden on September 15, 2010 - 5:57 AM

      thanks jamie…just got back…will be back to blogging in a day or two:)

  9. #19 by thysleroux on September 18, 2010 - 10:16 AM

    Looks truly delicious!

  10. #20 by Jingle on September 20, 2010 - 2:18 AM

    potluck is open, if you have old poems to share, link in NOW,
    you will benefit the best if you act and get in early.
    Thanks for the participation!
    Happy Sunday!

    link in 1 to 3 old poem, your support is appreciated.

    • #21 by hoiden on September 20, 2010 - 2:30 AM

      thanks…i’m in

  11. #22 by dustus on September 20, 2010 - 5:24 PM

    Yummy. That looks really good.

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