The people in Kozhikode, Kasargod, and Kannur love to treat their guests to some mouth watering local snacks. Crispy plantain chips called 'varuthaya,' spicy mixture, and cheeppappam are served with a cup of hot tea flavored with cardamom.
Some say that fried snacks like achappam and kuzhalappam, too, are types of cheeppappam. However, the cheeppappam, which is exclusive to Malabar, is made using a unique technique. They are made by designing the dough in amazing patterns using a plantain stem or comb.
Here is the recipe to make crispy cheeppappam.