Kumbilappam | Traditional Kerala Recipe


  • rice flour, roasted-1 cup
  • banana (poovan pazham)-1or 3
  • jaggery-1/4 cup
  • coconut, grated-1/4 cup
  • cumin powder-1/4 tsp
  • cardamom powder-4or 5
  • bay leaves-
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste


  •  Melt jaggery /sharkkara with 1/2 cup of water. Remove the impurities and set it aside
  •  Combine jaggery, bananas, grated coconut, cumin powder, cardamom powder and rice flour in a vessel.
    Combine well to form a smooth paste
  • Take each bay leaf and make cone with it. Add a small quantityof rice jaggery paste depending on the
    size of the leaf.
  •  Bend the upper edge of the leaf to close the cone. Repeat this procedure with remaining rice jaggery
    paste and leaves.
  •  Place a steamer with enough water on medium flame. Steam these cones for 20 to 25 minutes.
  •  Serve these hot kumbilappams with black coffee and enjoy…

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