Thursday, September 9, 2010

Unnakaya (Banana flambe fritters)

This is simple tea time snack and another tasty snack from Malabar which is made with ripe Banana. This can be made in different methods. You can make the filling with egg or without it. The below preparation is without egg one.

Ripe banana (Kerala banana) – 2nos
Grated Coconut – 4-6tsp
Sugar – 1 ½ tsp
Cardamom powder – a pinch
Cashew nut – a few
Raisin – a few
Ghee or oil for deep frying

How to prepare
For fillings

=►Heat 1tsp of ghee in a pan add nuts, raisin, grated coconut, sugar,
& cardamom powder into it.
=►Saute it till the sugar completely melts and keep it aside (1-2min).

=►Boil ripe banana (only half ripe) and mash it to a fine paste (like chapatti dough).
=► Make small balls like chapatti balls..
=►Take the dough ball in hand and press it with palm to make an oval shape.
=►Put 1-2tsp of filling (depends on your size of dough) into the dough and
fold it carefully.
=►Press the edges and close it so that it retains the oval shape.
=►Heat ghee or oil in a pan and fry till it turns golden brown (deep fry).

Note: If the dough is little bit loose, add a little rice powder or bread crumbs. We can do shallow fry but the taste will be little lesser than deep fed one.

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