Kaayi Poovada / Flower Shaped Plantain Snack


1/2 kg semi ripe plantains/ nendrapazham
3-4 eggs
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tsp raisins
2 tsp white sesame seeds
2 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 the eggs, sugar and cardamom powder and keep it aside.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins. Remove them from the pan.
  5. In the same pan, add egg mixture and fried cashew nuts and scramble it well. 
  6. Then add grated coconut to this and stir well for 2 minutes. Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
  7. Now oil the palm lightly and take a small ball of banana dough and flatten it on your palm.
  8. Place a spoon of egg-coconut filling in the middle and carefully seal the edges and roll each into balls.
  9. Then gently press them and using a toothpick, make lines on them in the shape of flowers.
  10. Place a fried raisin on top of each poovada and garnish with white sesame seeds.

         11. Heat oil in a pan and fry them till golden color…Serve with tea or coffee 🙂

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