Unnakaya ( Sweet Banana Delicacy)
Sweet snack made with ripe bananas made in the south as an appetizer.
Plantain [ripe but do not over] - 2 nos
Coconut - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2 crushed
Cashew nut powdered - 2 tbsp
Raisins [chopped] - 2 table spoons
Aval (Flattened rice / Rice flakes) - 4
Sugar - to taste
Oil to fry
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 stirr 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.
Pick sweet ripe bananas. Do not overcook the bananas while boiling.