(A special Malabar delicacy made with ripe plantain)
Most of the Malabar snacks and desserts are made with plantain,egg and coconut,here is another delicious snack made with plantain. Unnakaya is a spindle shaped sweet snack,very common and popular in Malabar.It is my all time favorite snack and very easy to prepare.The mild crunchy on out side and softness of banana inside with a sweet coconut filling and some crunchy and sweet bites of cashew and raisins makes this snack absolutely delicious.
Unnakaya is a special and authentic Malabar Mophla snack,the main ingredient of this snack is steamed and mashed plantain.The steamed and mashed plantain become the dough which is rolled and flattened in to patties and these patties are stuffed with sweetened cardamom flavored coconut,raisins and cashew nuts,then rolled in to the shape of a spindle with oiled palm.the stuffed dough is then deep fried in to coconut oil(Wikipedia).
there are different types of filling.you can make unnakaya with or with out egg.i like coconut filling with out egg.(egg filling:-__mix 3 egg with sugar.beat well(do not over beat).heat ghee in a pan.add egg mixture.stir well until it become the consistency of scrambled egg.remove from fire.mix with fried cashew,raisins and cardamom powder.fill it in to the dough.deep fry).use ripe banana for making unnakaya,the too ripe banana may make a mess.mash banana with your hand.if you grind ,it will be sticky and very difficult to roll the dough.so lets enjoy this delicious Malabar snack…..