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Pazham Pori - (Simple & Easy snack Banana fritters) Kerala

Vazhakkappam or pazham pori, also known as ethakka appam, "boli", and bekachi is a fritter food with ripened banana or plantain and maida flour. A popular food item in South Indian cuisines, especially in Kerala, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack.


Pazham pori is principally made from bananas or plantain. Plantains are slit lengthwise after peeling and is dipped into a batter made from all-purpose flour, salt, turmeric powder and sugar. This is then deep fried in oil until golden brown. In the other South Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is however prepared using besan flour.


Pazham pori or Banana fritters is served usually along with tea or chai as a snack in the evening.


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Pazham Pori

Pazham pori
Pazham pori

Course : Snacks


Cuisine : Indian




Prep time : 15 minutes




Process time : 10 minutes




Total time : 25 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Ripe plantain - 1

  • Maida - 1/4 cup

  • Rice flour - 3 tsp

  • Sugar - 4 tsp

  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

  • Salt - pinch

  • Water - to mix

  • Coconut oil - to fry

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl add maida, rice flour, sugar, baking soda and salt, then mix well. Now add water gradually and mix well till little thick consistency

  2. Peel the banana, slit them length wise, dip them in flour batter

  3. Heat the coconut oil, fry the coated bananas into it, cook well both sides, strain them

  4. Serve hot with chai

Pictorial :

maida and rice flour
maida and rice flour

salt
salt

sugar
sugar

mix
mix

water
water

mix
mix

until thick batter
until thick batter

ripe plantain
ripe plantain


slit
slit

coat into batter
coat into batter

coat them well
coat them well

fry in coconut oil
fry in coconut oil

both sides
both sides

strain
strain

serve with chai
serve with chai

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