Banana fritters (Pazham pori)

Pazham pori, a dish prepared mainly in Kerala, it is an all-time favorite snack of Keralites.  Only a special type of banana called Nendra pazham (plantain) is used to make this dish.

Ingredients

  1. Ripe plantain ( Nendra pazham) – 2
  2. Maida – 4 table spoon
  3. Rice flour – 1 tbspoon
  4. Salt – to taste
  5. Sugar – 1 tsp ( You may use Jaggery powder also instead of sugar – both optional )
  6. Water – enough to make a thick batter
  7. Oil – to fry

Instructions

  1. Take two ripe plantain. Peel the skin. Cut into half / or into 3 pieces. Each piece again cut length wise into quarter inch strips. set aside.
  2. To prepare the batter – mix in a bowl maida, rice flour, salt and sugar. Now add water slowly to the mixture and mix by fingers. The consistency of the batter is very important. It should be a thick batter so the batter adheres to the banana pieces. If the batter is very thick, add little more water. Make sure the batter does not become thin. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai till hot. The batter should nicely coat the plantain when dipped. Dip each strips of plantain in the batter and add it to the oil.
  4. Fry the plantains until slightly golden. Serve hot.
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