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Undan Pori


Undan Pori
Today's post is a delicious snack usually common in small restaurants and tea stalls of Kerala.It resembles very much to the unni appam yet it is different in its taste and texture. Undan pori  is crispy and crunchy and at the same time soft and spongy inside.
This snack was regularly seen in our college canteen. But this humble snack was brought it only if there was a shortage of uzhunnu vada and parippu vada. It sounds funny but being away from Kerala I felt a craving for this snack and tried it once, but I did not get the perfect chayakada/teastall taste. When I saw this recipe in Swathi's blog -Zesty South Indian Kitchen-I knew this was the perfect recipe. I tried it and it was really delicious. Thanks Swathi for the recipe.

Ingredients
Wheat flour- 1 1/3 cup
Rice flour- 1/3 cup (optional)
Baking soda-a pinch
Jaggery- 3/4 cup
Small banana mashed-3

Cardamon  powder-1/3 tsp
Ghee- 1 tbs
Coconut pieces- 1/3 cup
salt- a pinch
oil for frying



Powder jaggery and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring this mixture to a boil. When jaggery melts strain out the impurities and allow to cool.
Heat ghee in a pan and roast finely chopped coconut pieces till it is golden brown
Mash the bananas ( best for this recipe is Palayakodan which is widely used in Kerala)  and mix with jaggery syrup. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and add the  banana mixture, and fried coconut make a smooth dough. You can add extra water and make it like soft chapatti dough. It will be a slightly sticky dough. Grease your hands and make small lemon sized ball. Heat oil and fry this till both sides are brown and crispy. Fry in medium low flames for about four to five minutes. Drain in paper towels and serve with tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. delicious looking snack wonderfully done

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  2. Very delicious and crispy balls

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  3. gr8...nice snack,,we too prepare this kind of snack balls.....but I never tried by my own...will try some time..my granny prepares this very nice....nice click too of ur's

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  4. Looks so delicious ...perfect with that cuppa

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  5. Undan pori looks fabulous,addictive and prefect teatime snack.

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  6. These look so delicious, a little like our appams..

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  7. Suja,

    Undanpori adipoli, I can't stop eating them with a tea. You done very well dear.

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    1. Thanks Swathi for the recipe,we all loved it:)

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  8. My amma often do this, looks yum

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  9. yummy balls.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

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  10. looks awesome.. perfect tea time snack..

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  11. Delicious looking snack, new to me, resembles the sweet seedai we prepare during gokulashtami.

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  12. So cute and delicious.love to try this:)

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  13. wow...this is my hubbys fav, whenever he go to the tea stall he will buy it, i tried so many times but didnt come out as perfect as the tea stall one, now i have the recipe and will try it soon.

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  14. wow.. looks so awesome and delicious..
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  15. Kerala cuisine has these amazing jaggery sweets..

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  16. This looks so fabulous. I could do with a after-dinner snack with the hint of sweetness.

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  17. Ithu bhayankara nostalgic potato Suja..I loved your presentation.Classic..Too much childhood memories associated with it..Yummy.

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  18. Ithu bhayankara nostalgic postato Suja..I adore the way you presented it..Can't ask for more.Have special childhood memories associated with this snack..Yum!

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  19. Wow.. yummy... will try these next time I have leftover bananas..

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  20. Oh! such tempting snack with bananas..I bet no one can stop on having one only :-)..nice one Suja ..hugs

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  21. This is almost like the Cheeda we make out of jackfruit and banana paste/varatti...looks and sounds delicious Suja

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  22. Its been ages that I had these...Adipoli...

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  23. Love this recipe
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  24. Nostalgic..One of my fav during my childhood. Thanks for the recipe..

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  25. That's very new to me....love these balls....look perfect and yum....

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  26. yummy and my favourite ...will try this...

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  27. this is one of our fav snacks... loved urs.. and snaps look too good
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  28. wow. looks so irresistible. awesome recipe

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  29. These look absolutely scrumptious and totally satisfying! I made these at my house a while ago - they are a classic treat :))) Love the pics and recipe!

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  30. hi suja, as usual, you never fail to impress me wit your recipes. this one looks simply delicious...6 pieces for me/ have a nice day

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  31. looks so delicious and a perfect snack for the tea time :)

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  32. Suja, love this very much.. 1 plate parcel pls.... :P

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  33. Looks so inviting..loved it..

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  34. not a dish ive heard about, but im sure il like it with all the ingredients that have gone in

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  35. Looks incredible and super tempting..

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  36. Oops i missed this post...my favvvv..Mahi kore aayi ithu undakkanam ennu parayunnu,beautifully presented...

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  37. Made these this evening as I had some leftover bananas.. Was awesome.. thanks for sharing..

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