Traditional South Indian steamed banana dumplings made with banana, rice flour, coconut and jaggery.
Course: Snack, Sweet
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian
Keyword: authentic, Ganesh Chaturthi Prasadam, healthy snack, South Indian Food, Traditional
¼cupGrated Fresh Coconut
Fresh or Dry Bay Leaves as needed
Combine jaggery and water in a saucepan and melt the jaggery.
Take the measured rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add coconut, cardamom powder and mashed banana to it.
Pour melted jaggery syrup through a strainer to get rid of any impurities.
Mix well to make a dough.
Add a teaspoon of ghee to the dough and combine.
Take a clean bay leaf and shape it into a cone. Secure it with a stick or toothpick.
Fill the leaf cone with the prepared dough. Repeat the process.
Add a bay leaf in the steaming water.
Transfer the filled cones to the steamer plates or idli plates and steam cook for 10-15 minutes on a high flame.
When they are done, remove from the heat and serve warm with coffee or tea.
Steaming time will depend on the size of the dumplings.Use dry bay leaves if you don't find the fresh ones. Add more water or rice flour to adjust the dough consistency.You can also use banana leaves but the flavor won't be same