Kaipola ~ Malabar Plantain Egg Cake

Ramadan 10, it is today in this part of the world! So quick… days seem to be flying and I am feeling really worried if I am able to take full advantage of this month. In whichever way I can, I am trying but there is always a feeling that you could do something better… The climate here is hot, though not at its peak as of yet, which is such a relief! Temperatures in the afternoons show around 44 to 46 degrees, which is like a tad lower than the projected 48 to 50 degrees. My heart goes out to those people who complete their fasts working outside directly in the hot son. May Allah accept their fasts and make their faith strong and steadfast… Aameen….


The second guest post this Ramadan after Lubna’s at the beginning of Ramadan… Lail’s With a Spin is a space that I look up to with a lot of awe. I love her pictures, her recipes, the way she blogs and everything about it. So when she pinged me with an invitation for a guest post to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan, I was really excited. I would have never said no to her request, at the same time I really didn’t know whether I would be able to do justice to her request.


I found in Lail, a very warm person who assured me that anything from my side would do. This is one thing I have witnessed about blogging – I have always found people to be very warm, friendly and approachable. How much ever successful their blog may be, it is so good to see people being humble about their growth. MaShaAllah Lail… may Allah keep you the same way every time and give your blog the leap that it deserves!

I decided to go for a simple Malabar snack called Kaipola, which is basically a thick egg snack filled with chopped and softened plantains, or otherwise also called as Kerala bananas. To read more and the recipe, do hop onto Lail’s space. Hope all of you enjoy the post… 🙂




Kaipola/ Plantain Egg Cake

Course Snack
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 3 medium plantains chopped into small pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 4 tablespoon sugar more for sweetness!
  • 8-10 cashew nuts
  • 10-15 raisins


  • Beat the eggs with cardamom and salt till doubled in volume and pale in color.
  • Heat a saucepan and melt the ghee. Fry the cashew nuts, drain. Fry the raisins till puffed, drain into the cashew nuts.
  • Now add the plantains and sauté on low flame for five minutes.
  • Add the sugar and cook till melted and caramelized.
  • Now pour in the beaten egg and give a gentle mix. Sprinkle the cashew nuts and raisins on top.
  • Keep the flame on bare minimum and cook on tightly closed lid till the top is firm, ie. non-sticky when touched.
  • Switch off and leave in the pan for a couple of minutes. Flip onto a plate.
  • Cut and serve with a hot cup of chai!

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  1. Looks delicious! Will check your guest post now 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Priya… 🙂

  2. I love these kinds of snacks, especially one with our bananas.. Looks delicious, let me check out the recipe now..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  3. Once again a lovely guest post from you dear.. This looks really yummy..hopping over to check the recipe..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  4. Looks lovely! Heading over to check out the recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  5. My dear, Rafeeda – I hear you when you say about those people working under the scorching hot sun and still fasting and we see so many people around us complaining they cannot fast during the weekdays and go to work inside air conditioned offices. No judgement here and I hope Allh swt continue to bless our ummah.

    As for the guest post, I cannot thank you enough for being so humble and accepting my invitation. Thank you for lighting my space with your grace, my dear friend. May Allah swt shower his blessings upon you and your family.

    1. Lail, it's because people take it as a chore without knowing its importance… May Allah give hidayah to them… it was a pleasure working it out for u dear… Allah bless u all always… 🙂

  6. MaShaaAllah..lovely post Rafeeda 🙂

    1. JazakAllah Khair Farrukhjee… 🙂

  7. That looks so good..

    1. Thank you so much Rumana…

  8. I appreciate your will to fast gals.kudos to you
    And this dish looks delicious

    1. More from will, it's the feeling of earning the blessings of the Almighty that propels us to take it up whatever be the circumstances, Siree… Thanks a lot…

  9. Interesting to note cake with plaintain. Glad for sharing because its fabulous and I sure discovered something new today.

    1. That's the joy of blogging, isn't it? Thanks a lot…

  10. Interesting cake…

    1. Thank you so much Kurinji…

  11. Congrats !!! u r the winner of only event….

    1. Yeah, knew it! 🙂 Thank you…

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  12. Sinful cake wanna grab a slice…

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  13. very tempting n delicious post dear,beautiful guest post !!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  14. Wow.. delicious.. i loved the inner side of he cake beautiful……would have taken one photo ….

    1. Thank you so much Preethachechi…

  15. The heat and humidity here too is getting unbearable. I remind myself I am not I am better off than so many people around me who are fasting for 18 or more hours.
    Kaipola looks yumm heading to Lail's space.
    Oh and congrats on 25 th 🙂

    1. Yep, my sister does say of the long hours there and the short nights, that there's no time to eat properly!!! Thanks a lot Meena… 🙂

  16. Nice guest post.. Yummy recipe

    1. Thank you so much Vandana…

  17. the second pic left my mouth flooding….just love it..

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  18. Great post- and Raf- you are a very amazing person yourself.

    1. JazakAllah Khairan, Aiza… that's such high words!!! Alhamdulillah, it's only Allah's mercy dear…

  19. nice post…will try this soon

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  20. Very new for me, Kaipola looks fabulous.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  21. Its absolutely stunning and Inviting cake.. Love to make it soon 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Bhawya… 🙂

  22. This look really delicious Rafeeda.
    Is a nice recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Gloria… 🙂

  23. Lail indeed is very good person… may Allah reward her all the best. I like they way your snack looks like I will jump over there to see it in more details.:) Happy Eid my dear.

    1. Oh… she is, indeed! 🙂 Thank you for coming by again… Eid Mubarak to you too…

  24. Different kind of cake,using plantain. pretty much interesting.

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