Pazham Pori / Banana Fritters

Recipe of the week 🙂

Pazham pori is an all time favorite snack of Malayalees. You can find this delicacy in any tea in Kerala. It is also called “ Ethakka appam”. Pazham pori holds a special place in Kerala cuisine. This is a Kerala snack where ripe banana slices are dipped in a flour batter and deep-fried to get a crispy coating with softly cooked banana inside.

For health reasons, you can use whole-wheat flour too, also some rice flour can be added to the batter to make the fritters crisp.

Serve Pazham pori as an evening snack with chai or coffee.

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Pazham Pori / Banana Fritters

Prep time              :    5 minutes
Cooking time       : 20 minutes
Total time             : 25  minutes

Servings      : 5

Category     : Snacks
Cuisine       : South Indian, Kerala

Ingredients:

3 Ripe plantains
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon rice flour
1-2 Tablespoons sugar
Pinch of turmeric powder
2 Cardamom pods -crushed
1/2 Teaspoon crushed cumin seeds
3/4 Cup water
Oil for deep-frying
Salt to taste (just to adjust the sweetness)

Preparation:

  • Peel the plantains and slit it into thin slices lengthwise (3-4 pieces).
  • For the batter, in a bowl take all purpose flour, rice flour, sugar, salt, cardamom, crushed cumin seeds and turmeric powder.
  • Mix it nicely by adding water.

Method:

  • Dip the plantain slices in the prepared batter and evenly coat them.
  • Now, heat the oil in a deep bottom pan on a medium flame. When it is hot, deep fry the coated plantain slices by turning both sides till golden brown and drain in paper towels.

Serve with a cup of chai or coffee. Enjoy!!

Note:

  • The batter should be in a medium thick consistency; care should be taken not to form lumps.
  • You can also use wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.

 

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