Tried This Kerala Teatime Snack Undampori Yet?
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Indians love their food, especially tea-time snacks. Right from pakoras to puris, Indians need to have something or the other along with their tea, and why not? Teatime is the most special time of the day. Drinking tea in India is not just a habit but a ritual. From North to South, the people in every region enjoy tea but believe me, their tea snacks are not alike.

Kerala is one such state that has given us so many gems when it comes to food. A popular tea-time snack from God’s own country is undampori. These are sweet wheat balls made up of banana, jaggery, and coconut as their basic ingredients. Fried in oil, these snacks are perfect to be served with hot tea. It is one of the popular snacks among the Malayalees and is one of the regular foods sold in Teashops around this southern state of India. Wanna know how to make it? We have sorted this out for you. Follow the steps below and have a taste of Kerala at home.


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 bananas
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut (grated)
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Pinch of salt
  • Oil


  • Heat a pan. Add jaggery and water. Let it melt.
  • When done, strain out the impurities and keep it aside.
  • Heat another pan and add grated coconut. Roast it until the coconut turns brown and aromatic.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Take a big plate and add wheat flour. Kneed a dough using jaggery syrup.
  • Add baking soda and mashed banana. Combine everything together.
  • Add cumin seeds and salt to the mixture as well.
  • The dough needs to be a little sticky.
  • When done, cover the dough for like 2 to 3 hours.
  • Then, add grated coconut and knead the dough again.
  • Divide the dough into small portions.
  • Heat a pan and add oil to it for frying.
  • Wet your hands and make small laddoos using the dough.
  • Make sure you cook the balls at low flame otherwise the Undampori will not get cooked from inside.
  • Cook it until it attains a crispy texture and brown colour.
  • Let it cool and serve it with tea.

Try this and let us know if you liked it!