Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unnakkaya / Banana Roll recipe

Today i am going to share the recipe of Unnakkaya, Sounds different right. Yeah, its a kind of banana roll traditionally prepare in kerala. It's a perfect dessert for any potluck or get together in home. Actual recipe instructs to follow deep frying of banana roll, but i did shallow fry to cut some calories without any change in taste. We all loved it and it becomes a instant hit among my friends. Try this in home and enjoy a healthy snack with your family.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time:10 mins
Total time: 25 mins

Banana - 3
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Raisins, Almonds and cashews - few
Cardamom powder - few
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Step by step pics

Steam the bananas

Pic after steaming it

Heat ghee in a pan and fry the raisins, cashews and almonds

In the same pan, add coconut and fry

Fry till it becomes dry

Transfer coconut to a bowl

Add roasted cashews and raisins to it

Add sugar to it and mix well

Peel the skin

Mash the bananas

Take small portion in a palm

Put some coconut mixture in it

Cover the edges and roll it

Heat oil in a pan and fry it

Unnakkaya is ready

1. Cut the bananas into half and steam it with the skin. Remove the skin and mash the bananas to a smooth dough without adding water.
2. Heat ghee in a pan,  fry the cashews and raisins till it turns golden brown.
3. Add shredded coconut and fry till it becomes dry. Add cardamom powder to it.
4. Transfer everything to a bowl and add sugar to it.
5. Take small amount of banana mixture in a palm . Put 1 tbsp of coconut mixture in it ,fold the edges and roll it.
6. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry it till the roll turns golden brown.


  1. I have never had banana rolls before. But they look so inviting, and addition of coconut speaks to my heart. I sure need to give them a try soon! Delicious share, Sowmia.

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  2. thats quite new for me. with stuffing makes interesting

  3. Love learning about this. My banana dessert-loving husband would enjoy this for sure!

  4. Wow, this is so delicious, bookmarked it..

  5. Wow, all the flavors that I enjoy, I'm sure this was delicious.

  6. Wow this s amazing.. I always think for a way to give my son banana should try this..

  7. Very interesting. Never tried banana this way. Very nice.

  8. Yummy! I love fried bananas and make it often for my kids. I really like how you added coconut too! Sounds healthy and delicious!

  9. I have heard a lot about this dish, never made it though. Yummm! :)

  10. I have never had banana rolls before, loved the filling part of coconut with nuts. Sounds yummy!