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Madhura Kalthappam | Sweetened Rice Cake from Malabar – My Guest Post at Rafeeda’s The Big Sweet Tooth

Rafee,the vivacious young blogger came to Melange as a surprise.Her enthusiasm and vibrance struck me the first time she commented on my Pal Vazhakka post.It was quite touching to read her lines that spoke for memory and relations.I loved the way she could connect the entire idea of food with life.The young exuberant she remains,hers is a popular face in the food blogging scenario these days.A very confined person myself,it’s with much awe I see her as a person.

Many Thanks Rafee,for inviting me there to showcase one of my recipes.And yes,kudos for the patience of Job.

Madhura Kalthappam aka sweetened rice cake is a simple evening snack.Regular Kalthappam as well is popular in Malabar though not sweetened.I love the unique simple taste it offers.For most of us this would be an absolute easy recipe since the ingredients are always available in the kitchen.Humble yet rocking.Try and see ..! Cheers…


2 cup raw rice
1/4 cup cooked rice
1 cup jaggery syrup (boil 200 gm jaggery with 1/4 cup water and strain)
pinch of salt
pinch of baking soda
2-3tsp ghee / coconut oil
handful of chopped coconut
2 shallots,sliced roundwise
1/4tsp cumin seeds


Wash and soak the raw rice for four hours.Meanwhile prepare the jaggery syrup and keep.
Heat oil in a small pan and roast chopped shallots and coconut separately and keep ready.Finally splutter the cumin seeds and keep handy as well.Now grind the rice and cooked rice adding jaggery syrup and salt.The syrup can be added slowly and grind.The batter should be of Idly batter consistency.Once done shift to a bowl and add the baking soda.Mix well.Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker and reduce the heat.Drop few spluttered cumin seeds, roasted coconut and shallots.Pour the batter over this and garnish with the remaining cumin,shallots and coconut.Close with the lid and take out the pressure regulator (weight) from the pressure cooker.Increase the heat for one minute and then cook in the lowest flame for 10-12 minutes. Doneness can be checked with a toothpick or cake tester.Allow to cool and cut into required pieces.Enjoy…


5 comments on “Madhura Kalthappam | Sweetened Rice Cake from Malabar – My Guest Post at Rafeeda’s The Big Sweet Tooth

  1. Sangeetha Nambi
    June 8, 2014

    Love it !


  2. Julie
    June 8, 2014

    Tempting one..had it from a friend long back,loved it ..will hop to Rafeeda's space..lovely guest post, Dhyuthi 🙂


  3. Rafeeda AR
    June 8, 2014

    loved having u around, Dhyuthi… xoxo 🙂


  4. Rumana Ambrin
    June 8, 2014

    tempting one..


  5. Ruxana Gafoor
    July 6, 2014

    yummy …


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This entry was posted on June 7, 2014 by in guest post, kerala food, Malabar Recipes, Snacks.


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