December 26, 2012

Unnakkaya ( Plantain fritters with coconut mixture)

Unnakkaya  is a popular snack in north Kerala. Its main ingredient is Nendran Banana .Only Nendrapazham/Ethapazham ( half ripen) can be used for this snack. The banana should not be ripened or boiled too much. 

Nendran banana
Nendrakkaya - 2 big( Semi ripened)
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1 (Optional)
Broken Cashew & Raisins - 1 tablespoon
Ghee - 3 Tablespoon
Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1-3 table spoons( or As per the taste)
Oil - For deepfrying
Water - To steam or boil Bananas 

Steam the bananas for 4-5 minutes and allow it to cool. Mash it using a food processor or a fork. The consistency of the mashed  banana should resemble like mashes potatoes. Keep it aside

Add sugar into egg and mix it well and keep aside.

Take a pan add some ghee into it, fry cashews and raisind and keep it aside. Now add grated coconut into it and fry till light brown color. Now add the egg sugar mix into it and stirr to get scrambled egg. Add Cardamom powder into it. Check the sweet and add some more sugar if required.

Make lemon sized balls with the mashed bananas. Apply some ghee on your palm and flatten each ball on the palm and fill the coconut -egg mixture and close the edges and shape it like Unnakkaya. Deep fry till golden brown color. Yummy Unnakkaya is ready to serve. Serve hot with Tea or Coffee.

Note: If you don't eat egg you can skip adding eggs. Even without egg it tastes good.

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