a very popular Malabar snack,banana stuffed with sweet coconut filling.
The sweet and simple snack,like all other Malabar snacks this snack also made with some easily available ingredients,ripe banana,coconut, sugar, raisins and ghee.The filling is same like_ unnakaya,_but preparation method is different
some areas people using semi ripe banana for making this delicacy but I always prefer perfectly ripe banana.So please don’t use semi ripe or over ripe banana for preparing this snack.
here is the recipe of mouth watering Malabar special stuffed banana…………………….
- heat ghee in a pan then fry cashews and raisins drain it on a kitchen towel .
- In a pan heat ghee then add grated coconut saute for few minutes in a medium flame.
- then add sugar in to it,saute well
- saute well till sugar melts and the coconut become light creamy color.saute in low flame.
- then add cardamom powder and fried raisins and cashews. mix well.switch off the stove and transfer the filling to a bowl.
- In a bowl add maida salt and water.mix well and make a a fine thick batter.keep aside.
- peel banana and make a shallow slit lengthwise(one end to another.depth should be made until center,near the seeds).
- make a gap in the slit using fingers.take a portion of the coconut filling then gently fill coconut filling in to the slit,push the stuff inside the banana as much as you can
- .then just cover the slit with maida batter.
- heat oil in a pan place the banana in to it.the slit should be down side.
- after few minutes turn all sides and fry till banana becomes golden color.
- serve with tea or coffee
you can use egg instead of coconut or you can use both.Adjust sugar as per your taste.depends on the size of banana you can use more or less coconut.
Nithya saravanan says
Instead of frying can we steam it without using maida???
Sujitha Nair says
Hi Nithya you can try.thanks for visiting my page
no need steaming even, you can eat as such also.
Navneet Nandakumar says
Of course steaming is way healthier and the bananas caramelised beautiful but the only con is that they tend to go squish and loose firmness.
Wow….finally i got the receipy of my childhood fav!!
Sujitha Nair says
Happy to hear Suren👍🏻