Time saving snack : Unnakkaya

How fast you can make a tasty dish for your dear ones is a confusing question when you have a little time to cook? Here is a surprising north Malabar, Malayali dish you can try out with ripened bananas.Basically it’s Ramadan dish for breaking the fast,so we can guess the rich health benefits of this small dish.

Mostly in Kerala each dish is known as expert recipe of any women in our family,we use to say  that particular dish is awesome when grandma make it.So whenever I taste Malabar special Unnakkaya ,I remember my old classmate who brought that special dish after Ramadan.We all prepare banana fry or roast commonly ,so let’s try out something unique as a  new tasty time saving snack.






Cashew nut powdered

Raisins [chopped]

Aval (Flattened rice / Rice flakes)



Unnakkaya Preparation

Boil the banana, peel off the skin and mash well and keep aside.

Heat ghee in frying pan and stir-fry cashew nut and raisins along with coconut and cardamom together.

Add sugar to the mix and stir well.

Add aval / rice flakes / flattened rice.
Mix well.

Remove from the stove and allow it to cool.

Mix cardamom powder.

Apply a touch of ghee on both the palms. Divide the mashed bananas into evenly sized small balls.

Press a little with the help of a thump and stuff the mixture carefully inside and seal both the ends and give a shape of unnakkaya (Shape it into cylinder).

Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan and deep fry the bananas into golden yellow in color.

Serve them hot.

Time saving snack

Unnakkaya is a good snack item which can fill the snack box and can be served as an evening snack for your kids. Kids and adults will love it.  Time is the most expensive product one need to be purchased or borrow from others if you don’t have enough.

So Unnakkaya is the best evening snack that you can make with your available time and busy schedules. So buy ingredients for new recipe from best market and prepare special snack for family. You can buy dry fruits either from online market or from trusted dry fruit sellers. Among all ingredients raisins and cardamom add extra taste with flavour to Unnakkaya. Also your passion on cooking produce the healthy snack in good shape and colour. Avoid buying Street foods and love cooking it at your kitchen.

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