A Tea Time Tasty snack from Malabar. Often eaten during the Iftar that’s when Muslims break their fast in the evening , as its a rich snack , with nuts , coconut and egg if to make it extra rich.
Am glad that we have all religion and caste in India living with harmony and peace. In Alleppey other than Muslims , Christians and Hindus , there are some other prominent groups; who are the Konkanis , Reddiars and Gujarathis.Lucky to have them around in my school and college , we enjoyed mixed language and food and also helped us much to get a glance of their unique culture and traditions.
And that’s how I got to know about Unnakaya my Friend Navi used to bring these to college. Now a days we get these in the bakery shops too.
Ripe Kerala Banana’s (Ethaikka) – 2 no’s
Ghee – 1 table spoon
Coconut – 1/4 cup
Cardamom crushed – 2 no’s
Sugar – 2 to 3 table spoon (Adjust to your choice)
Raisin’s – few (Optional , I didn’t use these)
Nuts – few Crushed I used Cashew Nuts)
Oil For frying (I used vegetable oil)
Can add egg and Poppy seeds – these are optional.
* Steam these plantains after running a knife through its skin , to mark these length wise.
* Do the same with the rest of the mashed banana dough.
* Heat oil in a Frying pan and fry these , turning its sides so that it gets golden brown to brown color uniformly. I shallow fried these , usually its deep fry , wanted to save some oil 😉
* Transfer the fried Unnakaya to a paper towel.
And Serve……..Hope you will enjoy this sweet snack…….