Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Unnakai

This is a famous Malabar snack……..I really wonder the ladies in Malabar they spend their most of the time in kitchen………they are not at all lazy……their dishes are all of filling ones and all………after our marriage we went to one of my hubby’s friend’s house in mahe……..we reached there at 6 evening so it was tea time and there where more than 6 items I think……..we couldn’t taste the whole items before that we were full…..next dinner oh god it was like a party menu for both of us………all the pathiris and many curries………….That day we had to stay there because our place is very far away………..and I told I can’t eat any more……….breakfast really was a buffet………….what I prepare for one week we had to taste it in one whole day………….actually my stomach was like it would break now………hehe.Even now also I can’t forget those 1 and half day.The people over there like to cook and make others eat……….This is a very tasty snack……..just to handle it is a little problem but it is really awesome……….



















Ingredients:

4 Ripe plantains (Nethra pazham)
1c Grated coconut
½ c Sugar
½ c Chopped cashew nuts
¼ c Raisins
1tbsp Ghee
Oil for frying

Method:

1.Boil or steam the plaintains till soft.
2.Plaitains should be ripe but stiff.
3.Peel the skin of cooked plaintains and mash it with hand when slightly cooled.
4.In a pan heat ghee add chopped cashews.
5.When cashews are light brown add the raisins and coconut and mix well.
6.Add sugar and mix well.
7.Now take small balls out of mashed plaintains.
8.Grease your hands because this will be little sticky.
9.Just flatten a little with ur fingers keeping the plaintain inside the other palm.
10.Fill in the coconut mixture and close and roll in oval shape.
11.If it is more sticky you can even dust the hands with maida also.
12.Now heat oil in a kadai.
13.Deep fry this unnakais at medium heat till brown.

14.Serve hot with hot tea…………

12 comments:

Priya said...

Wat an authentic dish, looks fantastic..

nivedita said...

ITS NEW TO ME.
WANT TO TRY IT SOON!

Fajeeda said...

thanx priya and nivedita.......

Kamalika said...

Looks very tempting and tasty...

Suja Sugathan said...

Ethu kollamalloo..delicious, will give this a try soon.

aipi said...

Again something new to me..looks fantabulous!!

Satya said...

wow its a wonderful dish ...very new to me ...thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Fajeeda said...

thanx everybody..........

Anonymous said...

Actually its not coconut we fill, we fill scrambled egg with cashew n raisins. Instead of coconut use egg... Dats d actuall one, n try mashing the banana wen really hot with a spoon, n if not mashed properly, squeeze it out thru a 'noolputtu maker'.
It looks complicated but end result s relishing

Shaza said...

The unnakkai u showed in the photo is actually shapeless.. either it should be completely oval or the two ends should be really pointed.. yours is somewhere between the two.

Shahan Calicut said...

Unnakai are made with bananas with more ripe or less?

Heard that some do not use the grinded coconut in the mixture, the post at the Thalasherry Foods said that there was two versions, one with the grinded and other without, Is it true?

Fajeeda said...

unnakais are made with less ripened bananas otherwise it will b difficult to shape it......fillings can b made in 2 or 3 ways..

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