Banana Fritters (Ethakka Appam/Pazham Pori)

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Nenthra pazham is one variety of plantain which appears on our dining table in many forms. Among all disguises, Banana Fritters takes the top position. Need not mention. This is a favorite of all Keralites. Banana fritters are perfect with a hot cup of coffee!

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes | Difficulty Level: Easy | Serves: 2


  • Ripe Banana (nendrapazham) – 2
  • Maida – 5 tablespoons
  • Rice Flour – 1½ tablespoon
  • Ghee – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1½ tablespoon
  • Coconut Oil – As needed (We need to deep fry)
  • Water – As needed (½ cup approximately)

How To

  • Peel the bananas. Cut it into 2 or 3 slices lengthwise according to the size of the bananas. If you like you can slice it into 2 again. For saving time you can even slice into round pieces also.
  • Add Maida, Rice flour, salt and sugar to a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add water to the mix to make the batter. (If you like you can add a pinch of turmeric powder to the batter)
  • Now add ghee and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • When the oil gets heated, lower the flame; dip the banana strips in the batter and slowly put it into oil.
  • When one side is done, turn over the banana strips. Fry till it turns golden brown.
  • Drain on kitchen tissue.

Banana Fritters are ready. Now all what you need is a cup of steaming tea or coffee.

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