Unnakkaaya (Banana Flambe Fritters)
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Unnakkaaya (Banana Flambe Fritters)

Unnakkaaya is a malabar special tea time snack.This can be made with or without egg.The below recipe is without egg.

Faseela K

Ingredients

2-serving
  1. 3 Kerala Banana (Semi ripe)
  2. 1/2 Cup Coconut Grated
  3. 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  4. 1 Tablespoon Cashew (Chopped)
  5. 1 Tablespoon Raisins
  6. 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  7. 2 Tablespoons Ghee
  8. Coconut Oil

Method

30 mins
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    Steam banana until it's well cooked, remove the outer skin, and grind it into a smooth dough. Keep this aside.

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    Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew and raisins. Saute till the cashew becomes lightly golden, and raisins puff up.

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    Add grated coconut, and saute for a couple of minutes. Now add the cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the stove, and allow the mixture to cool.

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    Apply a little ghee on your palm. Form small lemon sized balls out of the banana dough, and flatten it on your palm to disc shapes.

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    Place a little of the coconut filling on this, and close the edges, and roll it in your hands to form an elongated shape as shown in the photos above.

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    Heat oil in a pan, and shallow fry the unnakkaaya. Keep turning the sides, till the entire surface becomes uniform golden colour.

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