I got this idea from a magazine.. it really came out so good and for the kids i added little bit of strawberry syrup and topped with soy ice cream.. they loved it!
3 ounces firm silken tofu
1/4 cup each fat-free soy milk
1/2 cup each chopped banana and strawberries
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate.
strawberry syrup – optional
soy ice cream optional
In a blender, mix tofu, soy milk, banana and strawberries, and orange juice concentrate. Blend until smooth.
2 Kerala banana cut into thin slices
1 cup maida -plain flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp kalongi – karinjeerakam
1/4 tsp salt
water for mixing
oil for frying
Cut the banana into thin slices. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a thick paste. Dip the banana slices into the maida mixture and deep fry.
Another post which goes for the Ramadan Event.
Ramadan Day 3
Day 3 i kept on thinking what should i cook because as my daughter was not fasting i didnt get any input form her! i just hate to think and think what to cook. At last i ended up on the banana as usual and some bread pakoras along with Malabar chicken curry and pathiris.
Sometimes i just wonder how people back in calicutat dads and moms home used to cook so many things during Ramadan. All day they would be reading the Quran and by 3 pm everyone will be in this kitchen making something or the other. Well those are the joys of a joint family! Every time i go there its a totally different world and i find it very difficult to come out of it especially when we have lots of same age cousins and have a lot to catch up!
This is yet another Malabar speciality. During Ramadan there will be at least one banana snack item everyday. And I’m just used to having it here also so cant pass a day without a banana! Thank god we get the same banana here is Singapore other wise i would have been lost during Ramadan!
When i made this yesterday my hubby as usual was saying wow! i haven’t seen this since last Ramadan! (he says this when ever he sees any Malabar snack item!)
For this recipe you’ll need
2 ripe kerala bananas cut in small cubes
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
10 cashew nuts crushed
sugar to taste (i used around 3 tbsps)
2 tsp oil
Heat oil in a non stick sauce pan and add the bananas. Fry it till brown.
Beat eggs, milk, sugar, cashew nuts together and pour in to the banana.
Mix well and close the sauce pan.
Make sure the bottom doesnt get burned. I use a very thin metal plate to keep on top of the stove and keep the pan on it so that the things inside wont get burned.
Cook for around 10mts open and see whether its done. Serve hot!
Ramadan Day 2
Day 1 was very eventful as our daughter fasted for the first time. masha allah! She had her lunch at 1pm played for some time and then took a nap. After waking up form her nap straight away went to the kitchen to drink some juice!! But then when she was reminded that shes fasting she just played for some time watched some TV and hubby kept her engaged till magrib. Masha allah im so proud that she kept away from food and all the sweet temptations!
Unnakaya or Vayakkada is one of the very famous snack in Malabar. My hubby and daughter loves this so i make this atleast once a month. Today when i asked my daughter what she wants for Iftaar she said samosa and vayakkada again!
For Vayakkada youll need kerala banana not so ripe and not so raw just in between. It should not be soft or hard when you press it. Boil it in a closed pan till the skin comes apart.
After its cooked run it in a food processor to mash and make it like a roti dough. Alternatively you can also mash it when its hot with a heavy spoon.
Make lemon sized balls and set aside.
For the filling scramble 2 eggs and add sugar to taste and some crushed cashew nuts and raisins.
Flatten the banana balls, fill in 1/2 a tsp of the egg mixture in it and close it and make it in to ball again.
Smoothen the top and bottom of the ball in to a cone with ur palm.
Deep fry the vayakkada. This snack can be served any time breakfast or after lunch or teatime!
Vayakkada goes to Lubna’s Ramadan Event!
Yesterday night i had a lot of reasons to bake muffins! I had brought this silicon muffin cups and wanted to try on it so badly! And my Dh was coming home late from work and the kids were in bed by 9 pm and i had pretty much nothing to do. Then searching for lots of recipes especially the ones with oats i came across this recipe. It was a good base but i added a lot of things to it.
Pal in malayalam means milk and vayakka means banana. Its not the normal banana you get all over the world LOL! Kerala has a special type of banana that u can cook and eat. And u can also make many dishes of it even when its raw, half ripe and ripe.
Im glad we get the same type of bananas in Singapore!!! with out it ramazan would not be the same
So this is recipe is the ripe bananas with sago and coconut!
2 ripe kerala bananas
1 cup sago or sabu daana
sugar to taste
salt 1/4 tsp
1 and half cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds or saunf