Unnakkaya | How to make Unnakkaya

By Zinath Hussain  |  30th Mar 2016  |  
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About Unnakkaya Recipe

A traditional Kerala snack prepared mainly in Northern Kerala during Ramzan days.

Unnakkaya, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Unnakkaya is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Unnakkaya has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Zinath Hussain is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Unnakkaya, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Unnakkaya. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Zinath Hussain. The recipe of Unnakkayais very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Unnakkaya is 20 minute. This recipe of Unnakkaya is perfect to serve 6. Unnakkaya is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!


Ingredients to make Unnakkaya

  • banana - 2 nos
  • coconut - 1 cup
  • ghee - 1 tsp
  • rice flakes / poha - 4 tsp
  • sugar to taste
  • cashew nuts powdered - 2 tsp
  • raisins - 2 tsp
  • oil to fry

How to make Unnakkaya

  1. Boil the banana, peel off the skin and mash it well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a frying pan, then add the cashew nut, raisins and coconut. Then add sugar and mix well.
  3. Next, add rice flakes, then mix it and remove from heat. Let the mixture cool.
  4. Grease your hands with ghee or oil and make small balls from the banana mixture, press little and stuff the coconut mixture. Seal both ends and give shape to Unnakkaya.
  5. Heat oil and deep fry these bananas. Drain excess oil on kitchen towels.
  6. Serve them hot!

My Tip:

Crushed cardamon or powder can be added to the mixture. If you find the banana mixture very moist add bread crumbs and then make balls.

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