What meal course is complete without desserts? Check out this Malabar sweet.
This is a traditional sweet snack consumed mainly in the northern part of Kerala during Ramadan. It is made from plantains and rice flakes.
- 2 ripe plantains
- 2 cups grated coconut
- 2 crushed cardamoms
- 2 tbsp raisins, roughly chopped
- 4 tbsp rice flakes
- 2 tbsp cashew nuts, powdered
- Boil the plantains and then mash. Keep aside.
- Heat ghee in a shallow pan and fry cashew nut powder, chopped raisins, coconut and cardamom.
- Add sugar to sweeten the mixture.
- Add rice flakes to the mixture and blend all the ingredients with a spoon.
- Allow the mixture to cool and then sprinkle some cardamom powder.
- Oil your palms and form small balls of mashed plantains.
- Make a hole in the plantain balls with your thumb and stuff the coconut and rice flakes mixture into it. Seal the hole and shape the balls into cylinders.
- Deep fry the plantain balls until golden yellow.
- Serve unnakkaya hot. You do not need an accompaniment with this dish. It is delicious by itself.