Kuzhalappam is an ever loving and tasty snake that every malayalees would love to have with their coffee. This fried snake is one of the main items for the people in Kerala. It is highly delicious but has low nutritive values. It's over eating can even cause harm for our heart. Thus to reduce these problems it is better to make Kuzhalappam in your house itself by using good quality oils. Readymade snakes which you buy from shops have no guaranty if it uses good ingredients which won't cause any health problems. In this article you can learn how to prepare some delicious Kuzhalappams and can impress your close ones with your magical skills. The method to prepare this snake is given below and you will really love to make more and more snakes every day. This is a traditional snake of Kerala which would require great talent and patients to prepare. It will be really interesting and exciting to make this tasty Kuzhalappam. If you want then you can also take some tips from your grandmother or old people to make even better.
•Raw rice – 910 gm
•Coconut – 1
•Small onions – 225 gm
•Cumin – 2 teaspoon
•Garlic – 50 gm
•Salt – to taste
•Refined coconut oil to fry – 1 kg (about 50 ml)
How to prepare
First soak the rice in water for two or three hours. Drain well till it becomes clean and powder it. Now sieve it through a fine sieve and keep it aside. Grind onion, garlic, cumin and salt all together and extract coconut milk completely. Now mix the coconut milk along with the crushed items and make a mixture. Start roasting the rice flour and continue stirring. When it gets hot, add coconut milk mixture to form fairly stiff dough. Divide the dough into small balls and make them into a cylindrical shape. It is to be rolled out into 7.5 cm (3") diameter rounds. The cylindrical or tube shape can be made by shaping a round bamboo stick of 1.25 – 2 cm (1/2" – 3/4") diameter or wrap it around your finger to get the perfect shape. Fry it in hot oil till it gets crisp. Drain it well on paper. Allow it to cool and store it in an air tight container. You can have this snake with your tea or coffee. It is a special snake which is favourite for the people in Kerala and is very simple to make also.
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