Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dish Name Starts With U

Very simple rules to follow...
--> The dish name must start with U
--> any no. of archived and new entries accepted
--> link the post to the announcement page
--> try to use the logo
--> attach the photo or url in the mail - entries without this, will not be accepted
--> Grace period of extra 5 days would be given, before the roundup...
--> This time, I have decided to give some surprise giveaway to one of the participants.... The giveaway is not a sponsored one.
--> The give give away is

--> To win the giveaway, participants need to be followers of my facebook page and blogger.
send ur entries to events.akilaskitchen@gmail.com with the following

your name
recipe name
recipe url
blog name
blog url
attach photo / photo url

Non-Bloggers can also send their recipes..

After sending your recipe, plz wait for atleast 5 days for your recipe to appear in the roundup...


A recipe from non-blogger Bini Basheer, which she prepared for the Iftar.



Medium ripe banana (plantain)  -  7
Salt -  a pinch
water - a little


Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
Eggs - 3
Sugar - 6 teaspoon
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cashew nuts (crushed) - few
Raisins -  few
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Oil (for frying) - accordingly



a)  Cut each plantain into three or four pieces and pressure cook the cut plantain pieces using little water till soft (about 1 whistle is only required)
b)  Peel off the skin and mash the plantain pieces well with your hands without any lumps (never use a blender or mixer)
c)  Make lemon sized balls out of mashed plantains
d)  Grease your palm using ghee or oil and flatten the lemon sized plantain balls in your palm using fingers and keep it aside


a)  Beat the eggs well with sugar and cardamom powder and keep it aside.
b)  Heat ghee in a pan and roast the cashews and raisins and keep it aside
c)  In the same pan, add more ghee (if required) and saute coconut until it's raw smell goes
d)  Add the beaten egg mix to it and stir well till the egg is scrambled well
e)  Add roasted cashews and raisins to it and mix well.


a)  Take a flattened plantain and place scrambled coconut - egg mix on it.
b)  Close and roll it in oval long shape and keep it aside
c)  Repeat the same with remaining flattened plantain balls and the coconut - egg filling
d)  After you have done with filling, heat oil in a pan
e)  Deep fry in medium flame till it turn golden brown in colour.

Sweet "UNNAKAI" is ready....Yumm...My mouth is watering...Do give a try and enjoy...


Let me give some useful tips related to our sweet "UNNAKAI"

a)  Mash the cooked plantains using hands itself..Never ever use a grinder or mixer as it truly spoils the taste and texture of plantain covering
b)  Make sure the mashed plantain is lump free..Mash it well.
c)  Use only medium ripe banana for tasty unnakai.
d)  Care is needed while frying..Just fry till golden brown in medium flame. There is a chance of getting burned
e)  Care is needed while closing and ovaly rolling the unnakai...Make sure that the outer covering will not break while frying.

And A Very Sweet Dish "UNNAKAI" Is Ready..

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10 lovely comments:

Priya Anandakumar

Nice Akila, U is going to be a little challenging. will try to link in recipes...

Navaneetham Krishnan

Great concept and waiting for the different types of recipes to be rolled out.


Will send my entries soon..
Happy hosting !

Shama Nagarajan

missed previous event..sure will send for this


This reminds me of the Picnic Game, Akila. I can't wait to see what dish entries will begin with the letter U

Thank you so much for sharing...

Bini basheer

missed the previous event akila...vl definitely participate dear...

Bini basheer

hi akila,

missed the previous event dear..Vl definitely participate...U know I am a non blogger dear...


thats a tough one,

Angie Schneider

A lovely drink and beautiful clicks.


I am a new blogger and I would love to participate in this event.I'll mail my entry.I joined your blog.So many interesting recipes to learn from you.
When you get time do check my blog too and guide me.



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