Kalathappam/ rice cake ( kannur special ) cooked in oven

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Allow it cool down for another half and hour before you cut it.


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