Unnakaayi - Mashed Banana Snack





This is  delicacy of the Malabar Coast of Kerala, usually prepared for guests or to break the fast int he holy month of Ramadan. This can be made only with the Indian variety of banana.
Ingredients :-
4 No half ripe Indian banana  
2 No eggs  
2 Tbsp sugar  
1 tsp raisins  
1 Tbsp cashew nuts, chopped  
2 Tbsp grated coconut  
2 tsp ghee  
oil, for deep fry  
1 tsp cardomom powder  

Method:
Cut the banana into two by the center horizontally and steam in a steamer. Remove the skin, Cut again vertically into half and take out the black seeds in the center. Grind the banana to smooth dough with out adding any water. Keep aside. 
For the filling :-
Beat the eggs with sugar. Heat 2 tsp. of ghee in a saucepan. Add the egg mixture and stir it well till it reaches scrambled egg consistency. Add the cashew nuts, grated coconut and raisins. Remove from the fire and add cardamom powder. 

Oil your palms and take small balls of the ground banana. Flatten on your palm into a small circle. Put 2 tsp. of filling in it. 





Fold the edges and press lightly but firmly so that it does not fall apart while deep frying. Now roll it with your hands, and shape it like rolls. 

Heat oil and deep fry to golden brown. 

Remove using a slotted spoon and serve hot.

Storage tips:
Best fresh (with out frying stays in the refrigerator for 1 week)
Any additional information:
Donot use a mixer to grind the banana. I do it by placing on a cutting board and mashing with the bottom of a glass. 


This is my entry to the Sunday Snack - Healthy Snack event hosted by Divya of Dilse.
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4 comments:

Priya said...

I really want to try this unnakaayi, u r tempting me with ur beautiful clicks..

Pina Colada said...

Is Indian bananas available @ ur place? I think you are vegan and you can easily skip the eggs in that case, wont make much of a difference.

Tina said...

First time to ur blog....Never tried unnakaayi...Looks tempting and delicious...Following uuuuu dear...

Shabs.. said...

Hi,
i love unnakkayis...one of my all time favorites....then, i love those raspberry and white chocolate muffins as well...they are such a lovely combination:)...
Cheers..
shabs..