Kerala Style Pazham Pori (Banana Fritters) Recipe

Pazham pori also known as Ethakka appam or banana fritters is a traditional evening snack famous in Kerala. It is simple to make & high on taste! The fritters require a specific type of ripe bananas known as Ethappazham to be coated with flour and deep fried in oil.

This quintessential Malayali snack is available across restaurants, snack carts, and on train too, but in Kerala. Wicked Spoon Confessions brings to you a simple recipe to make these delectable golden fritters in the comfort of your homes.

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  • Ripe plantain: 4 nos
  • All purpose flour (maida): 1 cup
  • Sugar: 2 Teaspoons
  • Baking powder: 1⁄4 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Water: 3⁄4 cup
  • Turmeric powder: 1 pinch
  • Coconut oil: for deep frying

  1. Mix the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and water in a dish and blend it thoroughly to form a semi thick batter.
  2. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to the batter to color a bit.
  3. Peel the bananas and slice them length wise into half and then slice each halfway into 3 or more to get the thin slices.
  4. Dip the slices in batter and evenly coat them.
  5. In a deep bottom frying pan heat some oil.
  6. When the oil becomes hot, dip the batter coated banana pieces and fry them until they become golden brown. Flip them in between.
  7. Remove from oil and drain the excess oil with paper napkins /  kitchen towel.
  8. Serve it hot.

Recipe Courtesy: Sharoy Resort Wayanad