Malabar Kayapola is traditional Malabar sweet snack which usually served during Ramadan season.

It is also known as Mutta Marichathu or Banana Cake or Steamed Plantain Cake which is one of the most authentic Malabar snacks.


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  1. Fry cashew nuts and raisin in 2 Tbs clarified butter and set aside.
  2. Add 1 Tbs clarified butter in the same pan. Cut two medium sized ripe plantain (Nentran banana) into small pieces and roast it till its colour slightly changes. Set aside.
  3. Add 4 eggs, ¼ cup sugar, ½ Ts cardamom powder in a blender and blend well.
  4. Transfer the egg mix to a bowl. Add the roasted banana pieces and the fried cashew nuts and raisins and mix well.
  5. Add 1 Tbs clarified butter in a pan and pour the mix to that. Spread the banana pieces evenly with a spoon.
  6. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes over medium flame.
  8. Place a tawa below the pan in order to prevent from burning.
  9. Cook over medium flame for 10-15 minutes. Cooking time varies depending upon the height of the pan.
  10. Insert aa toothpick to check whether it is ready or not.
  11. Flip and cook the other side for another 1 minute.
  12. Cut it and serve it hot.