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Unnakaya Recipe Malabar – Fried Stuffed Plantain Balls

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Unnakaya- Fried Stuffed Plaintain Balls

Unnakaya Recipe Malabar

By Roshna Hussain

Famous in the Muslim Community of Malabar, Unnakaya or ‘Fried Plantain Balls or Rolls ‘ are stuffed with Grated coconut and nuts and are great Tea Time Snack.

Unnakaya Recipe Malabar

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Serves: 5


  • 5-6 medium ripe Plantains
  • 2 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp Jaggery/Palm sugar
  • ½ cup cashew nuts chopped
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom


  • Boil/Steam and mash banana and knead together
  • Fry the cashews in oil and drain.
  • In a pan on medium heat, melt the jaggery and roast coconut in this.
  • Add cardamom and fried nuts and mix well.
  • Form the mashed plantain into lime sized balls
  • Make a well in each ball and fill with coconut mix
  • Seal the stuffed balls and shape till they are smooth and round.
  • Form  into an  elongated  shape as seen in picture.
  • Deep Fry in batches till golden brown.
  • Drain on Paper towels.
  • Serve hot!

Unnakaya Recipe Malabar

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  • You can add fried sultanas/raisins along with the cashews if needed

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