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Kai Pola - #glutenfree plantain cake
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Kai Pola – Gluten Free Plantain Cake

this #glutenfree Indian cake from Kerala is so delicious - an instant winner recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala
Calories: 258.84kcal


  • 3 ripe plantains
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a square baking dish.
  • Peel plantain and cut into small pieces. Heat oil in a skillet. Add plantain pieces. Fry plantain pieces until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • In a small skillet, heat ghee. Fry cashews and raisins until nuts are golden brown. Remove.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and cardamom. Add plantains, nuts and raisins and mix well. Make sure all the plantain is well coated with the egg mixture.Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until set.


plantains should be very ripe with the skin at least 75% black


Calories: 258.84kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.1g | Protein: 3.63g | Fat: 16.44g | Saturated Fat: 2.61g | Sodium: 30.12mg | Fiber: 1.58g | Sugar: 15.92g