A sweet Malabar delicacy made with ripe banana..

Prajusha Vinod


  1. 2 plantain (medium ripe)
  2. 1/4 cup coconut grated
  3. 1 tbsp cashew nut
  4. 8 raisin
  5. 5 tbsps sugar
  6. 1 tbsp ghee
  7. 1 tsp cardamom powdered
  8. coconut oil


45 mins
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    Steam cook bananas on medium flame till soft.Remove the outer skin and cut into halves.Discard the inner black seeds.Mash well using a wooden spoon without lumps. The consistency should be thick.If it is sticky add little rice flour to it and mix well to get a thick dough like consistency. Keep aside.Heat ghee in a pan.Add cashew,raiisns,grated coconut and sugar to it.let it saute on low flame.Add cardamom powder to it.Remove from fire and allow t to cool.

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    Divide the banana mix into evenly sized lemon balls. Rub oil on your palms.Take one ball in your left hand and flatten it by pressing using other hand to form a circle shape.

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    Place 1 tbsp. of coconut filling in the center and  seal it properly by bringing all the sides.

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    Shape into cylindrical or oval shape(like unakka which means cotton pod)

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    Heat oil in a kadai.Deep fry till golden brown in color.

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