Unnakkaya | How to make Unnakkaya

By Soumya Sreeraj  |  6th Dec 2016  |  
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About Unnakkaya Recipe

Unnakkaya is a popular dish in Northern Kerala. This traditional, spindle shaped sweet dish is prepared using semi ripe bananas with coconut egg filling. Here I have made the dish without eggs and raisins. You can add them for extra flavour.

Unnakkaya is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Unnakkaya has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Soumya Sreeraj is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Unnakkaya recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Unnakkaya is 15 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 25 minutes. This is recipe of Unnakkaya is perfect to serve 3 people. Unnakkaya is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Unnakkaya. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Unnakkaya by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Unnakkaya

  • Semi Ripe bananas 3
  • ghee 1tbsp
  • oil as required for frying
  • Grated coconut 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts/walnuts (broken) 1tbsp
  • cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
  • sugar 1tbsp

How to make Unnakkaya

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Fry cashew nuts and add grated coconut. Add sugar and stir until cashew nuts turn golden brown. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  2. Cut bananas into halves and steam until done. Peel off and mash well, without lumps to form a smooth dough.
  3. Make lemon sized balls out of the dough. Apply little oil in left palm and flatten the ball using right hand fingers carefully.
  4. Place 2 tsp of coconut mixture inside and close from all the sides and make egg like shape.
  5. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and fry the unnakkaya until golden brown, turning the sides in between.
  6. Serve hot with tea.

My Tip:

You can substitute walnuts for cashewnuts.

Reviews for Unnakkaya (3)

Deepthi Renju2 years ago

I love your presentation...keep it up Soumya

hida himaaz2 years ago

Nice one dr

Kanak Patel2 years ago

Really a lovely recipe ...

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