Banana Fritters or Pazham Pori is a quick Indian snack recipe that can be made in 15 mins. It tastes amazing since we are using ripened Nendram Pazham. It perfectly goes well during tea breaks or even if you crave eating something sweetly within a short time. Nendram bananas are not only used for making Nendram chips but also very famous for Banana Fritters aka Pazham Pori that are made in Kerala.
Banana Fritters are made using well-ripened and firm nendram bananas. These bananas are usually long and when they are ripened, they become extra sweet. We cut into half pieces or in our desired size and coat them well with the all-purpose flour or batter (Preferably Maida) and deep fry in the oil. I haven’t added any extra food colour to the banana fritters. You can add saffron or yellow food colour if you are willing to add it. I usually prefer to make these banana fritters since I and my husband are fond of Nendram bananas. Relishing with the hot chai with hot banana fritters relaxes our mind. So try making this snack recipe and enjoy it with your family and friends.
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Ingredients for making Banana Fritters
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour or Maida
- 1/4 cup Rice Flour
- 2 -4 tbsp Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- Oil for deep frying
- 2 Nendram Bananas (Cut into slices)
Steps for making Banana Fritters
Mix all the dry ingredients such as all-purpose flour, Rice flour, baking soda and sugar in the mixing bowl.
Then gradually pour water and mix all the ingredients into the smooth batter without any lumps. The batter should be medium thick in consistency so that you can coat the bananas well while frying them.
Next, heat a generous amount of oil in the pan. Then dip the banana slices one by one in the batter.
After coating the batter to the sliced bananas, put them gently in the oil for deep frying.
Let it fry until it becomes golden and crispy. Once it fried on one side, gently turn them to the opposite side and let it fry for few mins.
When the banana fritters become golden on both sides, take them using a slotted spoon and keep them in the kitchen tissues if you are using them. Repeat the same process for the remaining banana slices. Serve the hot Banana Fritters with hot chai.
- Do not put the coated banana slices when the oil is not ready for frying.
- To determine the oil temperature, pour one drop of batter and check whether the batter is staying at the bottom of the oil or raising immediately.
- If the batter is staying at the below, then the oil is not at the cooking temperature.
- If the batter raises immediately, then you need to reduce the oil’s temperature.
- If the batter is rising gradually or slowly, you can confirm that oil is ready for cooking.