Unnakaya / Stuffed Plantain Fry


This is a Malabar special dessert made of ripe plantain. This is an item especially served during iftar time. It is a popular and tasty snack item from Kerala. Let us see the preparation of this.


  • Plantain – 2
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Raisins – few
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoon


  1. Steam the plantain, peel it and mash the ripe plantain well.
  2. Heat a pan and add sugar. Add some water just to soak it . Stir well and it well turn to syrupy.
  3. Add coconut, raisin and cardamom powder and mix it well. Remove it from fire.
  4. Take a small ball amount from mashed banana and spread it in palm. Apply some ghee in hands, so it wont stick.
  5. Take coconut mixture and place it in flattened banana. Wrap it to give a spindle shape.
  6. Heat oil and fry the piece till golden brown.


  1. Kurian says:

    Thanks Anu for the recipe

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  2. Megala says:

    Never heard of this recipe, but it sounds delicious & I like to give a try !

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    1. Anu Yalo says:

      yes, very delicious and it is a popular snack in Kerala

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