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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Kaya Pola | Egg-Plantain Cake(Step by Step Pics) & New Year Wishes !!

A fresh start and another blank page in life to be written.New questions to be asked,embraced and loved.We can help write that book by setting goals,ryt? How many of you take up resolutions for New Year? I personally have stopped taking them after college as none of my resolutions go beyond the first month and may be I can call it a 'January resolution' too.I found one resolution interesting & meaningful(when someone posted) and that everyone can practice in their everyday life.The resolution is we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity,in the finest sense of word.I hope each one write a good 365 pages book taking up the challenges and grabbing the opportunities.Wishing all a very happy & prosperous New Year !!

Starting off this year with a Malabar sweet snack,Kaya Pola(Egg-Plantain Cake).This is made with eggs and cooked ripe plantains,makes a filling after school snack for kids.Kids would definitely love this and ask for more.Do give this a try & enjoy.

ripe plantain 3
eggs 3 or 4
cardamom powder 1 tsp
sugar 3- 4 tsp
golden raisins 1 handful
cashew nuts 1 handful
ghee 2 tbsp
oil(ideally ghee)  2 tbsp (1/4 cup) +1tbsp

  • Peel the plantains and slice it in thin quarters,Keep aside.Heat a non stick pan and add oil/ghee or mix both.Add the sliced plantain and saute until its cooked well.Add a tsp of sugar to the mix.Put off flame and let it cool.

  • Crack 3 or 4 eggs in a bowl and whisk well.Add in cardamom powder and sugar,mix well.Add the cooled plantain mix in it.

  • Heat another pan (preferably a non  stick and deep pan like sauce pan) and add the ghee.Add in the cashews,fry well.Drain in a plate.Add the raisins and fry till golden.Drain again in the plate.Mix half of the raisins and cashews in the egg mixture(reserve remaining for garnish).
  • Now,spread the remaining ghee in the pan on all sides and bottom of the pan well so that the kaya pola leaves the pan easily.Pour contents in the pan and spread evenly.Garnish the remaining cashews and raisins on top.Cover and cook on very low flame for 15-18 minutes until tooth pick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.The sides and bottom gets golden color.
  • Invert on a plate or slide on a plate.Cut and serve when warm.
Servings 1 kayapola

* You can add four eggs depending on the size of eggs.
* You should wait for the cooked plantain to cool completely before adding to the egg mixture else the egg will get cooked.
* Adding ghee adds more flavor and taste.But a mix of ghee & oil also works good or oil alone too.
* Ideally plantain should be cooked in ghee for authentic taste but here I used oil just to cut off excess calories.
* Add vanilla extract if not using cardamom powder.
* If you don't have a deep non stick pan to cook kayapola then pour the mixture in a pressure cooker greased with ghee.and remove the weight from lid.Close and cook the same way as above.And you can also use steamer to steam cook the kaya pola by pouring the contents in a greased plate and placing it in steamer.


Nargis Aara said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yumm!! here plantain you mean the raw bananas which are just turning ripe? little sweet yet raw?

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

innovative pola, looks beautiful julie

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so tempting, no eggy smell I guess? that's why i like to use Eggland eggs only.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

The recipe sounds interesting and it looks so delicious dear... Even I put a full stop to this resolution at my college itself...

Happy new year to you and your family

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Its super tempting !

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shweet SpicessPlantains are those bananas orange in color and are used for making Kerala chips when raw.But for this recipe,you need ripe plantains.Hope that helps,Aara :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Linsy PatelNo Linsy,there is no egg smell as you add cardamom powder and if you are really apprehensive about the flavor then add vanilla extract like we add for cakes.That should work fine too :)

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

kothippichu ketto.. feel like taking it out right now:) yumm..

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips is in my to do list for long time....:)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks absolutely delicious..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks very delicious and inviting. Happy new year to you and your family.

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Kothipichu. Yum yummy dear

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

yes humanity in crisis, you should stand for each other...lovely cake to start the year

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Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy. A perfect recipe to start the New Year.
Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family!

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious I was planning to make if for long time. happy new year to you and your family.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting and mouth watering..... Happy New Year :)

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice...each of your recipe is so good!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely cake,beautifully sliced

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great post for a New Year! Delicious..

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

one of the easiest yet filling snack... looks so well made...

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish you a very happy new year Julie! This one is quite new for me, looks delicious! My daughter is not eating eggs yet..shall try once she is ready!! 😊

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Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious dear.I would love to have a big slice . Happy New year..

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm...never tried and had it before. But it looks delicious. I have few ripe plantain in my pantry. I will give it a try.

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh kaya pola kandittu kodiyavund...

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Is there an eggless version for this?? Recipe looks so delicious but i cant eat eggs

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey glad to c u back,Meena...I don't think there is an eggless version as egg acts as a binder for this recipe.. :)