Mutta Pettiyappam/ Chethappam

 Mutta Pettiyappam/ Chethappam


Mutta Pettiyappam is a delicious, low cost snack that can be prepared easily at home. It is a famous Thalassery snack that especially grandmothers and other loved ones prepare especially to send to gulf countries in the 90's. (at least that's how I remember it haha).This is one snack that gives me nostalgic memories. Since it's vacation time and we haven't gone home, I was kind of missing all these pampering of delicious home made snacks and food. With monsoon at India and the scorching heat here, we thankfully had a downpour, alhamdulilah. Felt so good as the heat here was unbearable. Immediately I had this craving for munching on some Mutta pettiyappam. These are made of basic ingredients like egg, powdered sugar, maida, cardamom powder, rava(optional), ghee and a pinch of salt. These are ingredients found in every home, and the process isn't very tiresome, except that it takes some time to fry. I would say to make the diamonds as small as possible, that makes it easier to fry and fun to munch on.

Mine happened to be bigger than I expected. I remember , as a child, I used to sit with one dabba of this and finish it in one go while watching tv. It's addictive and very crunchy. If you do not like it vey crunchy, you may avoid rava, I add rava as I like it super crunchy. There is this flavor at the back of your mouth that makes you want me. It is known by many names Kajoor appam, Mutta pettiyappam, chethappam, thari pettiyappam, pettiyappam etc

I am sharing the recipe of a small batch, as it's just us (me, hub and Huda here). You may double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch. There is no waiting time too. You just have to make sure that the oil is super hot, after which you have to decrease the flame to the lowest flame, as the insides would not cook properly. And fry on medium low until light brown. Do try this out for your kidd, they will love it!

Ingredients : (small batch)

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 -3/4 or more Cup All Purpose flour/ Maida
  • 1 tbsp Rava/Semolina
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 2 tsp Ghee/ clarified butter

Instructions :

  1. In a bowl crack an egg, beat well.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Next add in rava, cardamom powder, ghee and salt. Combine well with a whisk and using your clean hands add maida little by little and make a dough.
  4. Form a small cylinder and flatten using a roller with 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Make diagonal cuts all over to form tiny diamond shapes.
  6. Heat oil well on high flame, now lower the heat and add the Chethappam one by one to the oil and fry until golden brown.

  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Once cooled, store in air tight containers. Enjoy!

Do not add rava more, as rava makes it super crunchy and hard. So if you like it crunchy, the lesser, the better.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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