Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jaggery flan

This jaggery flan made with coconut milk is famously known as wattalappam, made for festivals and celebrations.
It is Eid-ul-Adha today, Eid mubarak to all the friends.

6 eggs
1 cup jaggery melted in 1/4 cup water in a saucepan *
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup thick coconut milk *
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder optional
2 to 3 cloves optional
1/2 tsp vanilla optional
1 to 2 tbsp cashew nuts optional

* Can use a small container of coconut milk, make thick coconut milk with coconuts or use equivalent amount of coconut milk powder to make thick milk.

* This flan will taste good only with Jaggery, the colour of the flan will depend on the quality of jaggery. It won't be tasty with brown sugar. Jaggery or gur, also known as panela will be available in Indian/ Sri lankan or Latin American grocery stores.
Melt the jaggery with 1/4 cup water and let it cool, if the jaggery is soft grate or crush it without using the water.

Beat all the ingredients in a blender. Strain the mixture at least twice using a thin sieve and discard the foam, pieces of the spices and jaggery that doesn't go through the sieve. Put the mixture into a heat proof bowl or aluminum bowl.

Put 2 cups of water in a large pan and place the bowl inside where the water bath is reaching about 2/3rd of the bowl. And cover the pan with a tight lid.
Steam in medium high heat for about 20 to 25 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If adding cashews on top added it in the middle when it is about 5 minutes into the steaming.
Let it cool and then put in the fridge covered for about an hour before serving it cool or at room temperature.

This goes to back to roots and winter carnival.

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96 comments:

  1. This must taste lovely...I'll keep my eyes out for jaggery~ Enjoy your holiday, my friend.

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  2. yummy and looks delicious !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  3. Interesting ingredients ... I have never come across... sound wonderful!

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  4. I love wattalamppam!! What a great dish! :)

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  5. Sounds interesting..looks super delicious

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  6. Oh boy, this is totally new to me! I am intrigued!

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  7. This must be smelling aromatic....the cardamom , vanilla....so perfumy :)

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  8. What a unique recipe!! Looks great! Wish you and family Eib mubarak:-)

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  9. Theres nothing like the taste of jaggery and what a unique idea to turn it into flan - that way you really get to appreciate its unique taste! great job!

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  10. This looks delicious! I actually made a pudding similar to this last week. How I wish I had some right now after looking at your mouthwatering photos.

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  11. Eid Mubarak to you and family too, Akeela, this flan looks tempting and festive:-)

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  12. An interesting recipe..never tried this dessert..very new to me.

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  13. Hi Akheela, Eid mubarak!! Jaggery flan looks delicious.

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  14. Interesting recipe ...looks yum

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  15. Sounds good!
    Have a nice week

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  16. Lovely dessert and nice with the jaggery.

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  17. A very new recipe...looks tempting...Eid Mubarak!

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  18. Totally new to me...id mubarak....Bookmarked!!

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  19. Simply delicious................good recipe.
    Thanks for the follow, happy to follow u

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  20. salam akeela, eid mubarak to you and your family ,yummy vatlappam, we are making like egg vatlappam is my mothers special recipe,

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  21. I have not eaten this but it looks delicious. Have a nice day.

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  22. That luks yumm, seems like a must try recipe

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  23. Eid Mubarak to you. Coconut and jaggery is a married combination. No wonder the flan would have tasted great.

    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR NOVEMBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- CURRIES

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  24. I never had a flan like this before. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks. Gorgeous dessert. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Super delicious.Cool Jaggery Flan.Yumm dessert.

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  26. ooohhh, maravilloso y muy original, estoy deseando probarlo!
    Besos,
    Nieves.

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  27. I've heard of jaggery before...I had to look it up! What a beautiful and interesting dish - I'd luv to try it! :)

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  28. Eid Mubarak!! delicious flan and looks lovely...

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  29. Eid Mubarak. I hope you and your family enjoyed yourselves yesterday. Jaggery flan sounds delicious.

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  30. Happy Eid to you and your family! This flan sounds so unique and lovely...adore coconut milk :)

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  31. Flan with coconut milk! That's interesting and sounds so yummy!

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  32. looks interesting and delicious!

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  33. I'm sure its very flavourful and delicious..

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  34. I like anything with coconut milk! The name is so cute. From the ingredients used this flan must be packed with fragrance.

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  35. Eid Mubarak to you and your family... flan looks delicious..

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  36. Jaggery... sounds enticing. Looks beautiful. Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

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  37. Delicious flan looks flavorful n' inviting!

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  38. Unqiue recipe! Love the flan and I am sure this would have been awesome..

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  39. Looks delicious and love the flavor..

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  40. Loved your twist on the traditional Flan.Sounds and looks great

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  41. What a lovely dessert! We had a public holiday here yesterday to celebrate Eid Mubarak. Hope you had a great day!

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  42. Very interesting dessert, looks great! Eid Mubarak to you and your family :)

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  43. Very innovative, and jaggery... O` YUM

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  44. I've never had anything like this! Looks great.

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  45. Look and sound amazingly delicious! Nicely done!!!
    Wishing you lovely day!!!

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  46. Eid Mubarak!! delicious flan and looks lovely...

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  47. So yummy with the jaggery and coco milk! Must try this, thanks so much!

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  48. A delicious, inviting dessert!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  49. This is surely a lovely flan. Jaggery elusive, the mexican stores have a cone-shaped hard brown sugar, perhaps I will substitute that.
    Thanks for sharing this great treat.

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  50. The Flan looks tempting and lovely colour of the gur...we get pale yellow gur here.
    Love Ash.

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  51. Never tasted it. But the recipe seems easy and yummy.

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  52. All that spices and coconut milk, must be good!

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  53. That looks DELICIOUS !!! Best dessert for someone sweeth-toothed like me :)

    TastyVegCooking

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  54. so glad I've just seen this recipe. I have a large slab of jaggery in the fridge which needs using up, this recipe sounds perfect for that! Thank you

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  55. Wow!!! this looks lovely dear. Never tried making this at home. Eid mubarak dear.

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  56. I love all the jaggery desserts, so I'll love this too :-)

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  57. Thanks for dropping by at my space,glad to discover ur space too,will be following u :)

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  58. Wonderful recipes here! Glad to meet you too ;)

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  59. Belated wishes for Eid Mubarak!
    Do you know that I ate vatallapam long ago in a restaurant and loved it so much that I searched and searched the internet for the recipe but the few ones I found did not turned out good? I am so happy to find yours and will try it soon.

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  60. Its a unique recipe. Sounds good :)

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  61. Eid Mubarak !!! Great way to celebrate with this awesome jaggery flan..Sounds delicious..This is new to me and have bookmarked this for my future cooking adventures...

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  62. This really sounds delicious. My family loves dishes like this one, so they'll surely appreciate the recipe. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  63. flan with jaggery ! That i would have never though of .. sounds interesting.

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  64. This is something very new to me. It sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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  65. Un dessert davvero goloso!!;-)
    Bacio felice domenica*

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  66. love the idea of coconut milk flan with jaggery.!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  67. Assalamu alaikkum Akheela.....my aunt make these wattalaappam....thank u so much ....would love to try this !

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