Think Ramadan and the first thing that come8s to a Malayali's mind is the yummy treats that you get just in Malabar. Just as Malabar is not confined to Kozhikode and Thalassery, the Malabar snacks are more than Unnakkaya or Kalathappam. Have you heard of pallu pathiri? Or kai pathiri?
Here we bring you a list of six not-so-common but toothsome snacks from Malabar to make your Iftar platter as appealing as it can be.
Neypathiri aka Ney pathal
Neypathiri, ney pathal as it is known locally, is a simple, fried rice roti commonly made in the muslim households across Malabar. Over the years, the dish has found fans across the state and has secured a seat in the snack shelves of tea shops in Muslim-majority towns in other parts of the state. It can be served with a spicy varutharacha chicken curry or as a tea time snack with a saucy dip.
Here is a tip, dip its tip in your sweet black tea before taking a bite. Thank us later.
Kinnathappam is a fluffy steam cooked plate cake that resembles vattayappam in many ways. They are usually made as a lightly sweet tea time snack. But they can also be transformed into crunchy and spicy quick bytes.
Move over pizzas. These soft and yummy rice pancakes topped with onions, green chilies and tomatoes make just the perfect snack you can have this season.
This sweet egg pancakes with a coconut and almonds filling could beat any puff pastry snack when it comes to taste and ease of making. A pinch of saffron is added while making the pancakes, giving it a distinct flavor and aroma.
Neyyada is a layered maida cake enriched with the flavors of ghee and egg. This soft cake garnished with roasted nuts make the best dessert for an Iftar meal.
Chatti pathiri is a lot like neyyada- except that the layers are crepe-thin and has a savory filling. Glazed with ghee, this layered pathiri also resembles adukku pathiri, as the name suggests.