Tasty Traditional Kerala Recipe Banana Kinathappam | Sweet Steam Dish


  • Banana – 3 nos
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Cashew nut – 10 to 12 nos
  • Raisins – 8 to 9 nos
  • Cumin seed – 1 nos
  • Salt – 1 or 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 7 to 8 tbsp


  • Heat water in a pan ,add grated jaggery.
  • Stir and boil them well.
  • Peel the banana and set it aside.
  • Then chop the banana and set it aside.
  • Then remove the boiled jaggery syrup from the heat.
  • Drain the syrup and set it aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the chopped banana,saute them well.
  • Then add cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Saute them well for a few minutes.
  • Add grated coconut and cumin seed,Saute them well for a few minutes.
  • Then add the drained jaggery syrup and combine them well.
  • Cook them well, remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  • Take a bowl, add wheat flour, cooked jaggery coconut mix and salt,mix them well.
  • Then add water little by little, mixing thoroughly until they become smooth batter
  • Take a plate and add cleaned banana leaves.
  • Then Grease spread some ghee on the banana leaves.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  • Then placed the plate on the idli steamer.
  • Then cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once it is cooked well, remove it from the steamer and allow it to cool completely.
  • Slice it and serve, and enjoy the kinnathappam with coffee or tea.

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