10 April 2021

Unniyappam Bonda - A twist to the traditional snack recipes

Unniyappam_Bonda_recipe

What you see is PEACE ! ~ Kisi mahapurush ne kaha hai ,down on one knee! .✫*゚・゚。..*。・゚✫*.😁 Now that's like a gentleman!!😊πŸ’ͺπŸ™‡ And in my language, what you see above/post is also, a piece of TREAT-y meaning my way of accepting, appreciating, and acknowledging the peace proposal wholeheartedly !! To peace, understanding, and harmony !!πŸΉπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Š✌

Well, we (my friend gang ) saw it coming meaning we were expecting a comeback from you guys since I mentioned the secret out in my blog .:) ...Our gang believes that sir, U were under the influence of your queen or whatever, your gang's drama, just performing to their tune !! #Peer-pressure probably! So, we have got no hard feelings towards you specifically. Rest your gang is FIRED !!😎


The truth be told, we only had cordial interactions sometimes but right from the start, it was being blown out of proportion including that dramatic show, out of pure jealousy/superiority complex/cheap thrill/mind games, by your girlfriends' gang and boys' friends' gangs.😎😏😐😈

AMEN!


I was also playing/got tagged along (from the start ) to see where or how far it goes /how much you all will stoop, simply!:) (Even the name "Meera" was given by one of his friends and it is such a pious name that I gladly accepted it .)

But I never had any intentions to hurt someone..that's not my style !!:)



However, our intentions were/are good (with child-like innocence) and pure (at least I can vouch for mine 😁) but got maligned by the external factors/people playing behind the back. It's that simple !! And God will see to it !! AMEN!! 

So, I've no hard feelings towards U especially, more power to our complicated friendship !! It was not even a friendship but guess what all these super-intelligent wacko people playing around, making rumors forced/brought us more closer.SO, What the heck ....the bond created now, nothing, and no one except God will be able to destroy it!✌ Jao ukkhad lo jo ukhaadna hai,tapori ishtyle..alla pinney...πŸ˜‹

All blame game aside, it was how everything was pre-destined to happen as per God's direction ...It's as simple as that !!



Acho ko bura sabit karna , duniya ki purani aadat hai.....😊

To one of your post,you all are always welcome to my virtual place,we treat our guests like family as God (Koi shakk?) :) and bheed ki kami kabhi nahi thi shayad,wo hum dhyan hi nahi de rahe theyy or na hi bheed ki koi shok hai humey,you know, maybe it is God's way of saying to me, don't you ever forget your worth, there is always something/someone better out there for you if you would just pay attention and wish for !:))) ~ God's child!

I was taught by my parents, life is not a bed of roses but it is a present from God and so,I know how to count my blessings, be grateful and be content/happy by myself! :)

Also, nobody is a saint here in Kalyuga, like Mark Twain said, "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” 

Anyways, this post or recipe is exclusively dedicated to U, a peace deal gladly accepted!!😊

This recipe is for your queen/girlfriends, hope they won't mind making it for you!😊

What is Unniyappam Bonda?

Unniyappam / Unni Appam is a very popular traditional Kerala snack. Usually, small round-shaped snacks made up of rice, Banana, Jaggery, roasted coconut pieces. These round brown fritters are usually served as evening snacks with a hot cup of tea / naadan naal mani palharam in Malayalam. A special type of cookware called Unni appam maker/chatti is used for the preparation.

Bonda is a medium-size round-shaped fluffy deep-fried snack or fritter made up of potato or another sweet or savory version. Usually, it doesn't need any special cookware to prepare them.

Unniyappam-recipe

So,I wanted to make the Unni appam without the Unni appam maker. But the original Unniyappam batter is a little thin and flowy so it may not come out like how typically Unni appam looks like. So,I thought of using the Unni appam batter and keeping the batter thick like Bonda's and deep fry it without any special cookware and well,that's how I came out with my tweak or twist to the traditional Unni appam or Bonda and created a two in one snack called "Unniyappam Bonda "! Smart na ? πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‹



Well,Unni appams and gothamb puttu shown in the video are my hubby's favorite food items. He liked the tweaked version as well.

Usually, whether it's a puttu or unni appams , they are traditionally made with rice flour but here I used the wheat flour for both recipes. So,these Unni appam bondas are not that soft and fluffy but very very tasty .

How to make Unniyappam Bonda?

Unniyappam Bonda 

Ingredients

Wheat flour -3 cups

Jaggery- 2 - 2 &1/2 cups

Water - 3 cups

Cardamom powder 1 Tsp

Baking powder 1 Tsp

Banana,red-colored preferably - 2 Nos.

Coconut pieces as needed

Black sesame seeds / Kalonji as needed

Oil for deep frying

Water for dipping fingers

Ghee - 1/4th cup (optional to make it taste richer, I skipped)

Mixer grinder

Preparation method to make Unniyappam Bonda :

  1. Mix baking powder with the wheat flour in a bowl and keep it aside.
  2. Boil water in a pan, add jaggery and cardamom powder to it, once jaggery melts. Put off the flame and let everything cool off.
  3. Then place a sieve onto the mixer jar and strain the jaggery liquid for any impurities. Into it add the wheat flour mixture little by little without over-filling the jar and the broken bananas.
  4. Now ground everything into a THICK batter.
  5. Add broken dry coconut pieces and black sesame seeds and mix well with CLEAN HANDS to ensure it is lump-free.
  6. Let it rest overnight or for 6- 8 hours for fluffier Unni appam bondas.
  7. Then heat a pan on medium-low heat. Add a little bit of batter into it, if it springs back then the oil is ready to fry.
  8. Then on the low-medium flame without over-crowding, the pan, dip the fingers into the water and take little batter, like a round shape (approx) and fry them one by one ...Make sure not to fry them on high flame, so that the fritter is well fried inside -out.
  9. Then using a slotted spoon, transfer the bondas onto some tissue paper so that all excess oil is well-observed.
  10. Then allow them to cool a bit and EAT THEM fresh and warm...Store the rest in an airtight container for sure or it will become hard to eat especially if you don't have any molar teeth like my amma (I always tease her so eeehhaa πŸ˜‚) ...(Don't tell me I  didn't warn you ! )
  11. That's it my Unniyappam Bonda is ready. Serve them with hot cuppa tea or coffee.

You can watch my youtube video ,a stormy day in my life ,making puttu kadala and fresh Unniyappam bondas....



So, dear sir here is my virtual edible feast for you. Hope U will like my Unniyappam BOND-a πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ✌ Ye fevicol se bhi majboot bond hai jo tootega nahi InshaAllah !! #SoulBond

Aneesha Manji, Spiritual Coach + Reiki Master explains, “When you meet someone from your soul group, you’ll instantly have this sense of familiarity (beyond physical attraction)…whether it’s a romantic relationship or not, you’ll connect effortlessly. And while the relationship you share may or may not last forever, you’re sure to learn something new by the end. It may sound like a cliche from a movie but it can happen in real life. There are no clear reasons and no room for any doubts. Your instincts just tell you to go for it and encountering them will change your life in some dramatic way." πŸ™Œ

Exactly !! Though (the journey) may look chaotic, I feel blessed, a blessing in disguise and I call it Godsend for good !! To understand, tolerate and accept this concept one should be purely spiritual !! Though I am not an expert ...but my strong faith in the almighty is enough for me ... 😊

In this kaliyuga, all these won't ring a bell otherwise...


They are called soulmates, kindred spirits, twin flames,past lives connections in the spiritual world..

That's how I started paying attention to psychic readings, tarot cards, etc, for some clarity and guess what now almost all tarot card readers are following me. How come and why I wonder? Some are giving me tips or pulling leg, like how to manifest or how to fulfill wish etc. Well, to them, I am myself very highly intuitive,a beginner psychic perhaps and so I do believe in your profession and respect it wholeheartedly. Having said that, the way I believe in God, he will always give me whatever is in my highest good without demanding and weed out the rest and I trust him and his ways totally. Wahi hota hai jo manzoore khuda hota hai !! #MyLifeIsSurrenderedToGod

That being said, I don't believe in the boy friend concept, for me it simply means a friend who is a boy but if anybody doubts/insists and it will make them happy / give them some kind of relief ...On a funny yet thought-provoking note, we have so many Hindu Gods who have more than one DIVINE counterparts ...and we worship them ..πŸ˜πŸ™So, simply a spiritual connection I will insist!


Rest, like Sadhguru ji said," I'm stoned in such a way that I haven't lost my judgment at all. And at the same time, whichever way you judge me, has absolutely no impact on me because I'm completely stoned. I've not given anyone this privilege to make me happy or unhappy. What others say doesn't determine how I am ! " πŸ™ŒπŸ™

I believe, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.

So, clean slate and peace in and out,all the best to U !! Feel free,no worries and enjoy your life to the fullest !!😊

Yesterday, today and forever,all I had/have to offer was/is ..

Best wishes !!😊

Take care!