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Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii which is also known as Kaayada or Unnakayi is one of the most famous sweets in the Malabar (Muslim) Cuisine and favorite snacks in Kerala mostly by the Muslims, but nowadays by everyone in the Kerala. It is considered to be a Malabar sweet.

English: Sun-dried Fish / Deutsch: Sonnengetrockneter Fisch / Español: Pescado Secado al Sol / Português: Peixe Seco ao Sol / Français: Poisson Séché au Soleil / Italiano: Pesce Essiccato al Sole /

Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu refers to one of the dishes from Kerala, India. Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu is the Malayalam term for Dried Sole Stir-Fry. It is made from Unakka Nangu or dried sole stir-fried in sliced onions and spices, like chili powder, curry leaves, masala, etc. using coconut oil in stir-frying that makes this dish more tasty.

Upma refers to a traditional South Indian savory breakfast dish made from semolina (Rava/sooji) , grated coconut, onions, ginger , ghee, curry leaves and spices such as cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. It can also be served as an evening snack with coconut chutney, lime pickle, etc.

Unakka Nangu is the Malayalam term for "dried Malabar Sole". fried dried fish (Malabar sole). In Kerala, they use Coconut oil to fry their food which makes them more delicious delicious.

Uralai Kizhangu Roast also spelled Uralakizhangu Roast is one of the dishes from Kerala which is actually a Potato Roast in English. Uralai Kizhangu is made by cooking/sauteeing bite-sized slices of potatoes with lots of tempered spices, such mustard seeds and or course Indian Curry leaves with onions and spicy green chilies. Roast in Kerala is always a dry dish, but made so delicious by lots of tempered spices and fresh Curry leaves.

Uzhunnu Vada refers to a fried fritter from Kerala looking like a doughnut made from Uzhunnuparippu or Uzhunnu Parippu also called Black Gram, Urad Dal/Dhal or Black Beluga Lentils.

Uzhunnu Vada is also known in South India as Medu Vada, Urad Dal/Dhal or Black Gram Fritters They are served for snacks with hot tea or even for breakfast with a Meat Curry.

Uzhunna Vada is one of the mainstays in a Chaya Kada or Teashops in Kerala. In the district of Allepey in Kerala, they are always available on the display racks and often served with a Curry.

Below are pictures of Uzhunnu Vada from one of the Chaya Kada (Teashops) which I frequneted when was on vacation in Allepey.

Uzhunnu Vada served with Beef Curry.

A Close up view of the Uzhunnu Vada on display in the said shop.

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