(Steamed banana and wheat flour or rice flour dumplings)
“Wish you all a very very Happy Onam”
I hope you are all set for the Onam celebrations. I am also busy with the arrangements.This year Onam is on Friday so we are really happy.Being an expatriate I really miss most of the celebrations and family get-together .but We celebrate special occasions always with our friends,with a mini sadya
To day I am here with a traditional Kerala snack,but nothing related to Onam,actually I planned to post some sadya recipes but last few days I was busy with family.Two days before I got some fresh vazhanayila So I decided to make my favorite kumbilappam.
there are different types of kumbils like jack fruit kumbil and banana kumbil.It is usually preparing with rice flour or wheat flour,where the dough is prepared by mixing banana (or jack fruit) coconut and jaggery along with rice flour or wheat flour.then the douhg is stuffed in to corn shaped vazhana ela (edana ela) then steamed,and the main taste maker of this snack is elamangalam or vazhana ela(Malabathrum or malabar cinnamon).the leaf has a special flavor and aroma that makes this snack unique.
I learned this recipe from my cheriyamma (mothers sister) ,my cheriyamma always prepare this with wheat flour.You can choose wheat or rice flour as per your preference .and I just roughly filled the dough and I never cover the top portion you can do it nicely if you want.
So here is the recipe of kumbilappam enjoy it
“once again wishing you all a very very happy Onam.”‘