Amrutham powder Unniyappam

Today I am sharing a simple sweet snack recipe with nutrimix powder. The Amrutham Podi/ Nutrimix Powder is a health supplement provided by Kudumbasree that is aimed to satisfy nutritional requirements of the children of Kerala(India) between the ages of six months and three years.It operates under the Take Home Ration Strategy which is a feeding programme through Anganwadis, and the Nutrimix is distributed in the form of Take-Home-Ration.

There are five major ingredients in the Amrutham Nutrimix: Wheat, Groundnut, Soybean, Gram Dal and sugar/jaggery.

  1. Jaggery-3/4 Cup.
  2. Amrutham podi/Nutrimix powder - 1 Cup.
  3. Rice Powder-1/2 cup.
  4. Cardamom powder-1/2 teaspoon.
  5. Ripe banana-1 Large.
  6. Baking soda- A pinch.
  7. Coconut pieces-1/4 Cup.
  8. Water-1 Cup or as needed.
  9. Salt to taste.

Method of preparation:
  1. In a saucepan add jaggery and water.
  2. Heat this mixture until jaggery melts completely. Strain this mixture through a strainer.
  3. In a blender add roughly chopped banana,amrutham powder, cardamom powder, salt to taste and half of the jaggery mixture. Blend this for few seconds and make a smooth paste.
  4. Transfer this to a bowl and add rice powder and remaining jaggery solution. Mix it very well.
  5. Add enough water and make a smooth batter like idly batter. Leave the batter to rest for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours add a pinch baking soda and mix well.
  7. Heat a small pan with a tablespoon of ghee. Add coconut pieces into this and roast till it turns a golden colour.
  8. Add this to the prepared mixture and mix it well.
  9. Now heat unniyappam pan/unniyappachatti with enough oil for frying unniyappams.
  10. Pour this batter in each hole/pits in the pan. Fry them in a medium flame until it turns golden brown colour and crisp.
  11. Once it is done remove from the oil and drain on to a paper towel. 
Serve it.. enjoy ...
Thank you...
Jesni Siraj