Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kayi pola - Fried Plantain Egg cake (Malabar speciality)

Hi readers..Sorry for not posting recipes for 3 to 4 days, as there is something problem with my laptop and it went for repair for these days..Now, I got my laptop and feels much relieved :)... As Ramadan is approaching for few days, I will be busy at that time..It is the month to purify our mind and soul and gives more importance to Allah..Muslims fast from suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and break fast at Iftar ( sun seat)...They abstain from drinking and eating at these time..They give more importance to reciting Qura'an,offering prayer and give lots of dua (prayer) to Allah..Special prayer called ' Taraweeh' is prayed at night time during Ramadan.. Indeed, Ramadan is a blessed month of Muslims..Other than Ramadan, more importance of Allah must be given other time too...

So readers, don't worry...I'll post recipes depending upon my time..Hope everyone will understand :)...Its common that breaking of fast consists of many snacks and juices..My opinion is don't spend too much time in kitchen,cooking fried stuffs and other...Limit the cooking at that time and spent more time at praying, reciting Qura'an and give lots of dua...Its best to avoid deep fried snack and spicy foods as it is summer in UAE and other GCC countries,which makes more thirsty and hard to digest while breaking fast...Prepare, simple meal like sandwiches,salads, soups etc and should include more fruits and juices while breaking fast...If you prefer deep fried snack, eat it occasionally..You can shallow fry it with little oil, bake or grill them..Break the fast by eating dates first and then drink water..Our Prophet Muhammed ( P.B.U.H) follow this method while breaking fast..All Muslims should follow his method ( sunnah)...

Coming to the recipe,today, I am posting simple and tasty malabar dish, Kayi pola,slow cooked fried cubed plantain ( nentrapazham) -egg cake..Its method is similar that I posted in Apple Pola      earlier..Those who are in malabar (North Kerala) area is familiar with this recipe..I am posting this recipe for those who are not familiar with this recipe especially South Kerala and others...Its easy to prepare only cooking time takes bit more..Okay, lets go to the recipe...

  • Plantain ( Nentrapazham), diced - 1 large.
  • Eggs - 2 large or 3 small
  • Milk powder - 1 heaped tbsp
  • Milk - 1 tsp
  • Cardamon powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp ( depends upon your sweetness)
  • Chopped cashewnuts / almond - 2 tbsp
  • Raisins / Chopped dates - 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) - 1 tsp for frying + 1 tsp for greasing pan

  • In a sauce pan, heat ghee and fry the diced plantains till light brown..Drain and keep aside..
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar thoroughly with a whisk or a large spoon..
  • Add milk powder, cardamon powder and milk and whisk throughly without any lumps Or you can blend these ingredients in a blender...
  • Add chopped nuts and dates/ raising and mix well.. 
  • Finally add fried plantain and mix well..
  • In a same sauce pan,used for frying plantain, add l tsp ghee and grease the pan from bottom and all the sides..You can swirl the pan too..
  • Pour the plantain-egg mixture in a sauce pan and close the lid..
  • Don't cook it at a high flame otherwise,bottom will get burn...To prevent that you can place tawa under the saucepan..
  • Cook it at a very slow flame for about 15 to 20 mins till sides and bottom are brown in colour..
  • Place a plate on top of sauce pan and de-mold the pola...
  • Add a little ghee on saucepan or fry pan and cook the pola on other side for 5 mins at medium flame till brown colour..
  • Off the flame..de -mold it in plate and slice into your desired shape when cools..
  • Had it with a cup of tea or coffee..


Ingredients and quantity mentioned here are made for 2 persons..You can increase the quantity of eggs and plantain according to your members of family