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Kalathappam/ rice cake ( kannur special ) cooked in oven

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- Rice - 1 1/4 cup
- Cooked rice - 1/4 cup
- Jaggery - 5 - 6 cubes
- Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
- Shallots - 10 nos
- Coconut cuts - 2 tbs
- Ghee/coconut oil
- Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
- Cardamom powder - a pinch
- Cumin powder - a pinch


Step 1: Soak rice for 5-6 hrs in water.Grind rice with cooked rice and grated coconut by adding enough water and prepare a loose batter.

Step 2: Add cumin powder and cardamom powder. Allow the batter to stand for 5-6 hrs or if you want to use batter immediately add baking soda. Melt the jaggery by adding little water and add this to the batter.

Step 3: In a thick saucepan add some ghee/coconut oil and saute the chopped shallots till light brown in colour. In a small pan add some oil and brown the coconut cuts.

Step 4: Add this to the sauted shallots. Pour the batter to the saucepan and gently warm the mixture by stirring continiously. Pour the batter into a greased tin and bake in a preheated oven at 170 degree centigrade for 25- 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Step 5: Allow it cool down for another half and hour before you cut it.

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