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The food glossary +++ Popular Articles: 'Urwarwa', 'Unleavened bread', 'Upma'

English: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii / Deutsch: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii / Español: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii / Português: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii / Français: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii / Italiano: Unnakayya/Malabar Unnakkaya/Unnai Kayaii /

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.

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.

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.

Undampuri also spelled as Undampori or Undan Pori is one of Kerala's sweet dish made from a mixture of wheat flour (Gothambu mavu), sugar or jaggery, Cardamom powder, slices of fresh coconut meat and mashed ripe Banana as its basic ingredients, formed into pingpong-sized balls then deep-fried in Coconut Oil.

Undampuri simply refers to sweet round balls made of Wheat flour and Mashed bananas. They are best served with hot tea.

It is one of the popular snacks among the Malayalees and is one of the regular foods sold in Teashops or (Chaya Kaya) or Thatukkada (street food shops) around this southern state of India.

Below is a picture of Undampori straight from a Thatukkada wrapped in a newspaper.

Uruli is the Malayalam name of a traditional and special pot for cooking Payasam, particularly Semiya Payasam in Kerala, India.

Picture below shows, Aunt Lilly cooking Semiya Payasam in Uruli.

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