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.
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.
- 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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