Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mutta marichathu/Kaya Pola (Egg & Plantain Cake)

This one is a sweet dish, especially during the Ramadan season. It is very easy to cook and very nutritious. Its a good evening snack to give for kids.


1.Ripe Plantains - 2
2.Eggs - 4
3.Sugar - 8 tbsp
4.Crushed Cardomom - 5-6 nos
5.Ghee - 1-2 tbsp
6.Cashew Nuts - 9 (broken)
7.Raisins - 1 tbsp or more


1.Cut the plantains lengthwise and cut them into small cubes.
2.Fry them in ghee in a medium sized sauce pan, till golden brownish colour comes(here & there).
3.Fry cashew till brownish, after removing the plantains.
4.Fry raisins also till golden brown.
5.Beat the eggs well along with sugar and powdered  cardamom.
6.Transfer the plantains, cashews & raisins into the beaten egg and stir it until spreads evenly.
7.Now transfer the mixture into the same pan and cook in lowest flame.
8.Cover with a proper fitting lid.
9.Cook until the top part is set. It should take around 10-15 mins. You can see it first rises well and then sets back
10.Transfer this to another plate and serve hot or warm with tea.

Take care not to burn the lower part of cake , cook in low flame only. It is better to keep watching while it gets cooked. 


  1. Hey , I tried this one and came out really yummy..., we both liked it.
    I am taking this for our Eid party today...
    Thank u ..:)


  2. ~ Sherry - Thanks dear..Hope you have lots of fun there ..

  3. Hi Lijna,

    By plantain, you meant "njali poovan pazham". Or, do you suggest any specific variety with which this recipe comes good?

  4. Its not njalipoovan.. I meant ethapazham

  5. do u suggest adding a pinch of baking pwd for an extra fluffier cake texture?

  6. I am not sure abt that..do try it out.this s the authentic way...:)

  7. is it possible to steam cook

    1. Hi Indi, sorry for the delay. It is possible. But I am not sure about the texture. Do give it a try and let me know how it came out. Maybe it will turn out to be a new dish

  8. Love it . yummy sweet am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.