Kaayada / Unnakkaya / Unnakkai


3 semi ripe plantains/ nendrapazham
3-4 eggs
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tsp raisins
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp ghee
oil for frying


  1. Cut the bananas/ plantains into pieces and steam cook until it turns soft.
  2. Remove its skin and mash/ grind into smooth dough without adding water.
  3. In a bowl, mix egg and sugar.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins.
  5. Add egg mixture and cardamom powder and scramble it well. Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
  6. Now oil the palm lightly and take a small ball of banana dough and flatten it on your palm.
  7. Place a spoon of egg filling in the middle, seal the edges and roll it in your hands into the shape of cotton pod/ unnakkaya.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and fry the prepared unnakkaya till golden color…Serve with tea or coffee 🙂


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