May 29, 2014

Kaya Pola/ Mutta Marichathu - Plantain Egg Cake

              Ramadan is around the corner and it's time to post some Ifthar dishes. Kayappola is an Ifthar dish from Malabar, which you can easily make with in a short span of time. No much plannings and preparations needed. Everything could be whipped up in a few minutes if you have ripe plantains and eggs at hand. And it only takes about twenty minutes in low heat on the stove top to get it done (Did I mention that you actually don't need an oven to prepare it?) Yep! All  you need is a stove and a sauce pan.. Go ahead, and make it today.. As it contains plantains and eggs, it's good for kids . They would love this soft n flavourful cake.Good to make as a tea time snack for kids.

Here you go...

Things you need:
(To make a small cake of 1 to 1 1/2 inch thickness)

1 ripe plantain
3 eggs
6 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp milk powder (optional)
1/2 tsp powdered cardamom
2 tbsp cashew nuts and raisins
2 tbsp pure ghee/ clarified butter

  • Cut the plantains to small pieces and keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan and add cashew nuts and raisins. Saute until the raisins are puffed up and the cashew nuts are slightly brown. Add sliced plantain to it and saute for a few minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and saute until the plantains are golden brown.Transfer it to a bowl.
  • In a blender add eggs, 5 tablespoon sugar, cardamom powder and milk powder and blend well.Pour this into the bowl containing the plantain cashew mixture. Mix well.
  • Heat a small non-stick heavy bottomed sauce pan or pressure cooker and 1 tea spoon ghee to it. Swirl the sauce pan and spread the ghee on all sides. Now pour the mixture in the bowl, carefully into the sauce pan. Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted at the middle comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a plate and let cool. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
Note: If you want a bigger and thicker cake, just increase the amount of eggs and plantains


  1. Ethundaakiyittu kaalangalayi... looking at the pics is making me drool.... I've to make this soon, InShaAllah... love the addition of milk powder, will give it a lovely flavor...

  2. that's one interesting cake recipe :)

  3. thats something new to me and love the clicks, first time here, love the space, inviting you to visit my space too.

  4. Plaintain cake first time hearing tis. Kuddos to ur innovation



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