Unnakaya - A Royal Malabar Treat


Unnakaya - A Royal  Malabar Treat

Ingredients
  • 2 large medium ripe plantains(Nenthrapazham)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • few chopped cashew nuts
  • 2-4 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs ghee
  • 1 egg
Directions


Cook the plantains in microwave (or in water) and mash it. Make sure not to overcook. ( mashed bananas should be in a dough consistency).Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts followed by coconut cardamom powder and sugar. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add slightly beaten egg, fry few more minutes until slightly golden brown in color. Keep the filling aside. Now make lemon sized balls out of cooked bananas, flatten with fingers and place some filling into it. Cover and make some oval shapes. Do the same with the rest of the balls and deep fry till golden brown.

35 Comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me....looks extremely delicious.....

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Unnakkaya..yummm..Ente blog lum same undu.Very yummy and tasty snack.

Nostalgia said...

Good one. Do you mean steam the banana when you said cook them in water or how? I am sorry that confused me. Love the way these beauties look I have to try them.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I just love Kerla cuisines esp the fried ones..looks good for my tummy I guess :DDD

Anncoo said...

Is plantains banana? Looks good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious,nice click as usual vrinda

Sanghi said...

A crispy treat vrinda.. looks so tempting da!

Nandini said...

OMG! This dish is wonderful! It is very classic.

Anupama said...

Very different and yummy.

Tina said...

Never tried this...kothiyavunnu...

sowmya.s said...

looks yumm...i have something similar inm y blog too called banana fritters..
http://creativesaga.blogspot.com/2008/05/banana-fritters.html

Preeti Kashyap said...

wow...new to me! looks great!

Padma said...

They look so crisp and nice brown Vrinda... never had it before... looks too good :)

Vrinda said...

Nostalgia...u can boil it in water,microwave or steam them,but do not overcook,it should be in a dough consitancy.
Anncoo...Plantains r bananas,but not the normal dessert bananas,these r found in tropical regions...

Deepti said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...u hv a very nice collection...will surely try some.

ann said...

Ekdam perfect Vrinda..I love them soooo much.real authentic look ketto.

Malar Gandhi said...

Like this ramzaan treat, mine is still in th edraft. Loved the picture so much, very inviting.

Gulmohar said...

Delicious..Looks perfect :-)

Preety said...

wow this is new recipe for me..but looks so good and crispy..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy...i have tasted this but filling without egg.my kerala friend use to make this.....

Sangeetha Subhash said...

eda Slurp!! mouthwatering unnakaya, feel like finishing that fully..ente draftil erecipe urainguvanu..:)korachu thuvasam munbee cheythu pakshe but i couldnt even get one picture of it..ath choodaran purath vechathan appozhekum hubbyium, makkalsum kudi agath aki..hmmm...so want to try again and post it..:)

5 Star Foodie said...

What a delicious treat!

Poornima Nair said...

I don't think I've ever had this, but it looks awesome, really delicious.

SOUSOUKITCHEN said...

That looks amazing, thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Droolworthy dish!! am drooling rite now here..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful.. This is new to me...
Awesome again.

Abhilash Pillai said...

hmmm... ithu kidilam dish.

Hey one doubt. Will the banana seperate from its layer after it is stuffed with the filling and will it drink more oil as it is not covered by a kadalamavu or maida?

Katy ~ said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds exquisite!! Oh, how I would love these right now.

kitchen queen said...

I just love nenthram pazham/banana.This dish should be very tasty and delicious.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vrinda
This was my favorite snack at near by Malabar restaurant in Kuwait. But the filling did not have Cashew though.:-)
In Bong style, the Banana is so soft I have to put some flour. Will get some hard variety ripe Banana.
Have a nice weekend

Shri said...

Wow!This is new but looks delicious, Vrinda!

my kitchen said...

Yum yum grab from screen & taste it

Suparna said...

hey vrinda,
U are tempting me to make this asap :) but the fact is I'll save this recipe for the weekend coz we are expecting some guests :)
Thanks dear.

sheba said...

looks awesome...drooling all over the keyboard!!

Shreya said...

I love this!! Awesome:-)

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