Unnakkaya -Banana Rolls  (ഉന്നക്കായ) is delicious, sweet and traditional Kerala snack popular in Malabar side. It is typically prepared during the Ramzan days for “nombuthura” . … Unnakkaya is prepared with smashed bananas stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins and rice flakes.


  1. Riped plantains : 2
  2. Grated coconut : 1 Cup
  3. Cashews&raisins : ¼ Cup
  4. Sugar                               : ¼ Cup
  5. Cardamom powder : 1 T-Sp
  6. Ghee                               : 2 T- Sp
  7. Oil for frying


  • Select right plantain ie,it should not be too ripe or too raw.
  • Steam the plantains with skin, once its cooked remove the skin and seeds from inside.
  • Mash the plantain very well without any lumps, I cut the plantains into pieces and grind it in a mixer/bleder (don’t add any water for grinding). May add a little sugar while grinding the plantains if the plantains are less sweet.
  • Crush the cashews in a coarse texture.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews, then add raisins and fry it.
  • Now add the coconut along with sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well and remove the pan from the stove.
  • Make lemon sized balls from the plantain mixture.
  • Wet your hands with water/ghee and flatten the ball by using the other hand
  • Then in the center add 1 Tbl- Sp of coconut mixture and make in oval shape.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry it until golden brown.



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