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Pazham Pori / Banana Fritters using Whole wheat flour

Pazham Pori / Banana Fritters is a famous tea time snack of Kerala- a south Indian state. You can find this in every tea shop. Now you can make it at home without the concern of the oil they use.

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Pazham Pori / Banana fritters

Pazham Pori is usually made using ‘ Nenthran Pazham’ or ‘ Etha pazham’. A variety of banana you get plenty in Kerala. It is so firm even when ripe. It have lots of health benefits that it is usually give to toddlers by just steaming or sauteed with ghee. When it is raw, banana chips are made out it which is another delicacy from Kerala.


But here in US I don’t often find this often. Only rarely I get ‘ Nendran Pazham’ from Indian stores. At that time I never miss to make this Pazham Pori. But actually I miss Nendran Pazham and making this snack often.

How did I make Pazham Pori

The banana for making this should be neither over ripe or raw. If it’s over ripe you can’t cut it into thin pieces and if it’s raw it wouldn’t taste good. The batter for this fritters are usually use Maida/All purpose flour. But here I used whole wheat  flour, little bit of rice flour , sugar and a pinch of salt. The batter should of pancake batter consistency. Dipping the banana strips into the batter and deep fry. Yummy Pazham pori ready to indulge with  hot cup of tea. If it was raining then it’s perfect.

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I made this to send to our FB group Healthy Wellthy Cuisine where this time theme is for Indian Republic Day and we have to cook our specific state delicacies. And I chose my state Kerala.

Similar snack recipes in this space are

Rice Krispies Chivda

Medu Vada

Potato/ Onion bhaji

5 Ingredients Oven Roasted Garlic Potato Wedges

Shallots fritters

INGREDIENTS

Nendran Pazham / Plantain – 1 riped

Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup

Rice flour – 1 tbsn

Organic Sugar – 3 tbsn

Salt – a pinch

Water – as required

Oil – to deep fry

METHOD

  • Mix all ingredients except plantain and oil to a batter. It should be of pancake batter consistency.
  • Peel the plantain, cut into half or three pieces depending the size of the plantain.
  • Slice into thin strips in lengthwise. Each piece should yield at least four strips.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough ( not smoking hot) let the burner be in medium.
  • Dip each plantain strips in batter and deep fry till golden.
  • Drain it in paper towel.
  • Serve warm with a cup of tea.

NOTES

  1. Choose plantain that is not too riped or raw.
  2. Adjust sugar depending on the sweetness of plantain.

 

Pazham Pori/ Banana Fritters

Pazham Pori / Banana Fritters is a famous tea time snack of Kerala- a south Indian state. You can find this in every tea shop. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Nos
Author Lathiya Shanmugasundaram

Ingredients

  • 1 No Nendran Pazham/Plantain riped
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsn Rice flour
  • 3 Tbsn Organic Sugar
  • Salt a Pinch
  • Water As required
  • Oil To deep fry

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients except plantain and oil to a batter. It should be of pancake batter consistency.
  • Peel the plantain, cut into half or three pieces depending the size of the plantain.
  • Slice into thin strips in lengthwise. Each piece should yield at least four strips.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough ( not smoking hot) let the burner be in medium.
  • Dip each plantain strips in batter and deep fry till golden.
  • Drain it in paper towel.
    Serve warm with a cup of tea.

Notes

  1. Choose plantain that is not too riped or raw.
  2. Adjust sugar depending on the sweetness of plantain.

 

 

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Pazham Pori/ Banana fritters

 

 

Check out other regional recipes from our FB group for this Indian Republic Day

Mysore Masala Dosa

Pudina Laccha Paratha

Cholar dal Burfi

Dhuska

Dal Bhatti Churma

Sharing this recipe to Fiesta Friday and CookBlogShare

44 Comments

  1. Nenthran Pazham Baji. I love it. Looks super yummy Lathiya 🙂

  2. Yum and healthy share Lathiya 🙂

  3. Oh my gooodness this is making my mouth water soo much. Thank you for sharing, Lathi!!! I hope you are so well! <3

    1. Thank you so much dear..all good..hope you doing great too

  4. never heard about this dish. seems very yummy and delicious..

  5. hey dear I am loving these snacks and definitely gonna try once. sweetness of banana will be really awesome. can feel it.

    1. Truly said… it’s addictive once you tried… thank you 😊

  6. Wow this is yummy reminds me of these fitters I had used to enjoy as a child.

  7. Looks so yummy! I love plantain fritters 🙂

  8. Sapana Behl

    Omg those fried sweet banana fritters looks amazing, would love to try . Thanks for sharing recipe.

    1. Thank you so much dear 😊

  9. One of my fav kerala snack.. Love it anytime..

  10. Have heard of this dish so many times but never tried it! This recipe is so easy. Will try sure!

    1. Do try and you will love it.. thank you 😊

  11. These banana fritters look super delicious We love serving them with a dusting of icing sugar and vanilla ice cream. Its a lovely recipe.

    1. That’s interesting… thank you 😊

  12. I’ve come across these fried banana fritters in other blogs but still haven’t got down to trying them at home. I like your version of using wheat flour.

  13. I have never eaten this banana fritters, but my husband talks about it a lot as his mum used to make these 🙂 I must try one day.

    1. Will be glad if you tried… you will love it.. thank you 😊

  14. That’s too bad the bananas are hard to find in the US as your recipe sure sounds good.

    1. Ya that is really sad…but glad I could find rarely 😊.. thank you 😊

  15. Looks wonderful… So healtHy and lovely share . A must try recipe

  16. Banana fritters looks so yumm. This is popular in Coastal region. Thanks for sharing Lathiya

  17. Fritters look yum. I like that you have given some tips which are helpful for a new bee like me. Thanks👍👍

    1. Thank you 😊 glad it helped you

  18. I m having my coffee now and I would like to taste this yumm pazham pori !! Scrumptious !

    1. Wow.. what a great time 😊..thank you 😊

  19. My boys would love these! They look great. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday 🙂

  20. Every Keralite’s fav snack with chaaya! Had it during my recent trip to Calicut and enjoyed every bit. I loved the fact that you made it with whole wheat flour.

    1. No one can miss this in their Kerala trip…😊..thank you dear 😊

  21. I have only eaten sweet banana fritters as a dessert, these look really interesting.

  22. Pazham pori is always a well received snack at home! I also like my frying with wheat flour rather than maida for this one… looks so tempting…

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