Kalathappam is a Desert Food or rice cake famous in Kerala.Kalathappam is a very popular North Malabar delicacy.Kalathappam is a kannur special tea time snack.Its such a simple and easy snack which can be prepared in just a matter of minutes using rice flour, jaggery, fried shallots and coconut flakes and either cooked in a pan or in a pressure cooker like a cake.


Rice 1 1/4 cup
Cooked rice 1/4 cup
Jaggery 5- 6 cubes
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Shallots 10 nos
Coconut cuts 2 tbs
Baking soda 1/4 tsp(optional)
Cardamom powder a pinch
Cumin powder a pinch
Ghee/coconut oil 1 tbs

How to Make

  • Soak rice for 5-6 hrs in water.
  • Grind rice with cooked rice and grated coconut by adding enough water.
  • Add cumin powder and cardamom powder.
  • Allow the batter to stand for 5-6 hrs.
  • If you want to use batter immediately add baking soda.
  • Melt the jaggery by adding little water and add this to the batter.
  • Heat the Ghee/Coconut oil in a Pan.
  • Saute the chopped shallots till light brown in colour.
  • In another pan add some oil and brown the coconut cuts and some oil and brown the coconut cuts.
  • Pour the batter to the saucepan and gently warm the mixture by stirring continuously.
  • Pour the batter into a greased tin and bake in a preheated oven at 170 degree centigrade for 25- 30 minutes.
  • Allow it cool down for another half and hour before you cut it.

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