Monday, April 25, 2016

Unni Madhuram/ Sweet Banana Balls

Unni Madhuram/ Sweet Banana Balls

Unni madhuram is a sweet snack made with left over bread and ripe plantains. There are several recipes for deep fried banana balls and my personal favorite is undan pori, a popular tea stall snack.I am  loving unni mathuram because of its simplicity and taste .Both these snack are crispy and sweet and made with bananas. Unni mathuram is a Malabar snack. It is extra crunchy in the outside with a sweet spongy center.It is a quick fix snack and kids will love this tea time snack.

Ripe plantains-2
Banana/cheru pazham-2 (optional)
Bread sliced- 6
Cardamom powder-  1/2 tsp
Sugar- 3-4 tbs
Salt- a pinch
Cashew nuts -5-6
Ghee- 1 tsp
Oil for frying

Use dry left over bread for this recipe. You can sun dry it or lightly toast it in the oven.
Cut bread into bits and add to a food processor. Pulse a few times. You will get course crumbs. Reserve two to three tbs of bread crumbs and use the rest for the recipe.

Chop cashew nuts finely and roast in ghee till golden brown.

Finely chop the plantains into small pieces. To this add mashed small plantain/cheru pazham , cardamom powder, salt, sugar , roasted cashew nuts and ghee. Blend and lightly mash this with your hand and add the bread crumbs and mix. Knead like a dough so that the crumbs become moist and it becomes a homogeneous mixture.
Heat oil in a pan. Take small portions of the dough and make small lemon sized balls. Roll each in the reserved bread crumbs and carefully slide into the oil. Fry in medium for two to three minutes or till the dumplings turn golden brown. Drain into paper towels.Serve with tea.

Try it,
 Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Sounds very interesting... never heard of a snack like this... bookmarking...

  2. Unnimadhuram kollamallo suja, ithu evidae innu kitti needs to try it.

  3. Hello Suja....very innovative...a change from the typical banana fritters....i see that you have used ethakya and bananas both...will try it

  4. Nice snack..will try this for kids..

  5. Looks nice...will try for sure

  6. this looks so exotic!! love the pics n post

  7. This looks so good, and you have made it so perfectly Suja..


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