Unnakaya /Kaayada/Vayakkada - Malabar Special / Banana Flambe Fritters

Recipe for Unnakaya /Kaayada/Vayakkada - Malabar Special / Banana Flambe Fritters


Kerala Banana /Nenthrappazham : 3nos (semi-ripe)
Eggs /Mutta : 2 nos(optional)
Grated Coconut /Thenga Chirakiyathu : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 2 tbsp
Khuskhus/Poppy Seeds  : 2 tbsp (optional)
Cardamom powder /Elakapodi  : 1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts /Kasuvandiparippu  : 1 tbsp(chopped)
Raisins /Unakka munthiri : 1 tbsp
Ghee /Ney : 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

1. Cut plantains into 2-3 pieces and stem it; place them in a steamer and steam until banana is well cooked and turns soft or microwave the plantains in microwave safe plate and cook until it is soft.(Note :Do not overcook the plantains)
2. Remove the outer skin and run a knife through the middle and remove the black seeds.
3. Mash it without any lumb or grind into smooth dough without adding any water; consistency like chappathi dough and keep it aside.(Note :In case the consistency is a bit loose, put it in the refrigerator for a while)
4. Beat the egg with sugar and keep it aside.
5. In a pan heat ghee and add cashews,raisins,poppy seeds and saute for a couple of minutes till everything turns golden.
6. Add the grated coconut and saute it for a couple of minutes.

7. Add the beaten eggs and cardmom powder to this and scramble it and mix well. Remove from the fire and let it cool.
8. Grease your hands with a little ghee.
9. Make a lemon size ball out of the banana dough,flatten it on your palm to small disc shapes.
10. Spoon in the 2tsp of scrambled egg filling and close the edges,press lightly and roll it in your hands into the elongated shape of cotton pods/unnakkaya.
11. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat and carefully slide the unnakaya into the oil.
12. Keep turning the sides till all the sides become uniformly golden.
13. Drain and serve warm as a tea time snack.

Notes : 

  • Too ripe bananas can create a mess.
  • If banana dough consistency turns mushy and difficult to manage, you can add a little bit of rice powder.

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  1. oh woow,,,,looks so delicious.this is new recipe to me,even though I like it have it right now,,such a nice click...thanks for sharing nice recipe and award too...

  2. Congratulations on ur well deserved awards.Also read 7 things about you..many of the things we have in common. Especially I too am so scared of snakes,can't even see them on TV..they give me the creeeps.. When I go shopping I too take so much time to make up my mind..Friendly and sensitive..and me too do not really like(cannot get along with)selfish ,rude and arrogant people..,

    Also ur welcome to be my neigbour anytime Sangeetha. The pleasure will be mine.With all ur delightful and wonderful creative recipes..I would be happy to have you as my neighbour.

    Now we move to ur dish for tonight..ur Unnakkaya looks v inviting and this is new to me..I have had Nenthrappazham(steamed), but never knew could make this wonderful snack with it. Will try this recipe.

  3. Congrats on the award!

    I love plantains, I will definately be trying this soon!

  4. Unnakkaya is my all time favorite.enthai draftilum undu oru unnakaya recipe.ethra kazhichalum kandalum madiyaavilla.

  5. Congrats on even more awards!!!

  6. Never tried this at home..Will try this when I get nendran next time and let you know :-)Thanks for the recipe Sangee...Congrats on your well deserved awards..

  7. congrats on ur award da!!!looks perfect and delicious!

  8. congrats on your awards..this is sure new to me..

  9. Dear sangeetha
    Congratulations!!! and thanks for this nice snacks too.
    Have a nice weekend

  10. this is my favorite when i go to my friends house for Ramadan.never tried to make this.

    your recipe sounds simple...i have to try it.

  11. wow looks like a beautiful flower,looks really good....and congraz on ur award sangeetha, u deserve many many more...

  12. wow that looks delicious :) Thanks for the award :)

  13. Delicious snack,Want to try.Congrats on ur awards

  14. yummy snack, dear....looks so beautiful!

  15. Congrats...The sweet dish is very inviting.I remember my Kerala friend making this with a slight difference.

  16. Yaha! This is scrumptious and appetizing! Love fried stuff! And congy on your awards!

  17. COngragulations on the award. I dodn't know if i have ever had this.

  18. Congrats on yours awards.
    Your dish looks delicious.

  19. wow!! another mouthwatering dish..

  20. Congratulations on your Award! This is a very interesting dish.

  21. Looks fantastic, should try out with Ener-g for eggs. Congrats on your awards.

  22. Congrats dear,kanditte ippo undakkan thonnunnu...superb presentation..

  23. hearty congrats to u sangee..and thankyou so much for sharing with me...

  24. unnakai..one of the dishes we make during ramdan and also when the newly weds come to the house..oru chadangan kalyanam kazhibj chekkan veetil verumbol orupad palahaarangal undakum..pavam chekkan!

  25. Thats a great click.Perfect snack.

  26. Wow...sangeetha..lovely click dear and delicious dessert..........I have tried it, will be posting soon.....

  27. nice! :), thank you Sangeetha for sharing the lovely award :):)

  28. Wow unnakkaya, looks gorgeous..looks beautiful and cute Sangeetha..

  29. what an authentic dish..Looks awesome and will try this soon..thanks for sharing:)

  30. looks so yum sangeetha and I lov the way u arranged them all. nice click too. will take up the award in my next post. thanks for thinking of me

  31. Looks so tempting. Have had this many times but never tried. Feel like lifting some from the plate :)

    Congrats on all your awards and wishes to get many more.

  32. Thanks for the award:):) Unnakkaya is a new recipe for me, would definitely give a try, sounds interesting and obviously tasty too.


  33. I was confused first if it is a veg or non-veg dish... he he, how stupid of me for not knowing the name! It sure looks wonderful n delicious!!!
    Congrats on all ur awards dear, you deserve every bit of it! :)

  34. That special prep looks really special & unique.... I loved it..... And congrats on your awards....!!!!


  35. my all time favorite..when i was in hostel (coimbatore), i will wait for my room mates of calicut who brings this for me..and i was so happy when i got married to a calicut person..but couldn have much after wedding, as we had to go to pune fast..now im misssing them alot.. :(

  36. Adorable!Congrats on the award

  37. Congrats on ur award!!!!!

  38. This is absolutely killer recipe! I have heard a lot about this and always love to taste...

  39. Congrats on ur awards and thanks a lot for sharing the award with me...
    This is my fav snack.Nattil ninu varunathinte thale divasom polum ithu kazhichitta vanne...

  40. that's a new delicious recipe I' m discovering and yet to try!!!! well presented!!!

    congratulations for the awards and enjoy!!!

  41. Love these,had these at my frnd's place but never knew ho eto make. Thanks for the recip,i am gonna make it willlet u know.

  42. I love nenthrappazham and a dish with that is awesome... love to eat one from ur plate .

  43. I have never tasted this da..Looks simply superb...
    Orennam venamayirunnu...
    Congrats on ur awards dea..!!!!snakes..enikku pediya....

  44. Congratulations Sangeetha !

    Very interesting recipe, bookmarking this one :).

  45. looks new to me..but im sure i will love it....

  46. WOw! Looks superb .Thanks for sharing

  47. Hi Sangeetha,
    Congratulations on the awards, you really deserved them and thank you for sharing with everyone.

    After reading through your wonderful blog, I've just realized that I missed reading so many of your amazing posts. I wanted to spend time reading each of your post not only to leave quick comments so I'll have to come back tomorrow night. It's 1 AM here in California and I have to go to work in the morning. Talk to you soon. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  48. Really delicious recipes and also special thanks for all those mouthwatering pictures.

  49. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe.
    Congratulations for your award.

  50. Never knew to make this great snack Yummmmmmm.. I can just imagine how incredible it wud taste:) Pics are fab, sangi!!

  51. Thank you to my dear friends for your kind words. Your comments and daily visits inspire me tremendously, do try this,its really a good one for sure....:)

  52. Looks so delicious, perfect shape and all alike.

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