Chakka Kinnathappam (steamed Rice Cake With Jackfruit Pulp)
Kinnathappam is a very olden day tea time snack in Kerala. Some might not even know that such a snack exists. I think it is predominant in the Thrissur district in Kerala. I came across them in a bakery in Cochin recently. I remember mom making them for us as kids but I had never tried it myself. Kinnathappam gets its name from the term 'kinnam' which is a usage (used) for shallow steel or copper plates. It is in these plates that kinnathappam is steamed. Unlike common appams like velayappam, vatayappam this appam contains no yeast and hence does not rise when steamed. I love it for its thin appearance and for the fact that it can be made in a jiffy without prior preparations. The jackfruit pulp is just m twist the normal one does not add jackfruit.