Madakkappam/ Kerala Style Pan cake with coconut Jaggery filling

Madakkappam or madakku San is a tasty tea snack or breakfast from Kerala, India. It is a thin and soft crepes filled with sweet jaggery coconut mixture. It also called love letter and Mutta Maida Appam.
Back home, my school and college days this is one of my favourite nalumanni palahaaram (evening snack) with tea and it was really filling treat for my hungry and starved stomach. Now days my kids also love this nadan palaharam (typical kerala sweet snack) like their mama 🙂 so I used to prepare this sweet love letters for them occasionally and always their reply were ‘simply awesome’ 😀 make a try and enjoy 🙂

Recipe Type Snack/Breakfast/Kerala
Cooking and Preparation Time 20 to 30 Minutes
Serve to 3 to 4

Ingredients For Pan Cake Batter

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Maida / Plain Flour/ All Purpose Flour 2 cups
Egg 1 Number
Fresh Milk ½ cup
Sugar 2 to 3 Tablespoon Adjust as per your taste
Salt A pinch
Water 2 Cups Approximately
Ghee/Butter For Greasing Purpose

Ingredients For Coconut Jaggery Fillings

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Ghee 1 tablespoon
Coconut 1 ½ Cup Adjust as per your taste
Sugar/ Broken Jaggery 5 to 6 tablespoon Adjust as per your taste
Cardamom Powder ½ Teaspoon

Method For Madakkappam/ Kerala Style Pan cake with coconut Jaggery filling.

Madakkappam method
• In a Mixing Bowl, add flour, egg, 2 tablespoon sugar and a pinch salt, mix well. Add milk and water slowly, mix and make a thin batter without lumps. Keep aside.
• Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan. Add coconut, cardamom and jaggery , saute until jaggery well melt. Keep aside for cool.
• Heat a thava or dosa pan, grease some ghee or butter.
• Pour 1 full scoop batter, make a flat crepe or pancake.
• When one side is done, flip and cook other side.
• Place some coconut mix in the central of the pan cake. (refer method picture)
• Fold and remove madakkappam from the pan carefully. Do the process until all batter and coconut jaggery mixture done. Serve hot or warm and enjoy 🙂
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