Saturday, September 5, 2009

BANANA FRITTERS / PAZHAM PORI

I never knew pazham pori existed until after my marriage..  I ate them for the first time in my husband's aunt's place in ernakulam.. she made them for breakfast along with south indian specials.. it was our first feast in their house.. as in after marriage. I initially could not accept bananas battered and fried, but I was so wrong.. it is such a simple dish and yet unbelievable.. the key to good taste lies entirely on how ripe the bananas are.. not mashy, but really ripe. 



Pazham pori is a very common dish in kerala... accompanied well with hot chai.  


Ingredients


Yellow Plaintain - 1 no.
Maida - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder - a pinch
Turmeric Powder - for colour
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Oil - for frying

Preparation
  • Mix maida ,rice flour,turmeric powder,cardamom powder and sugar with some water , like a idli batter.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium flame .
  • Meanwhile, peel and cut the bananas into two halves and then slice them length wise , from a piece you could make 4 slices..
  • Coat these banana slices in the batter and fry them ..
  • Serve as a snack with evening tea :)
Tips & Tricks

The batter should be in between consistency of dosa and idli batter, do not make the batter very thick,, or very thin like dosa batter..

27 comments:

Priya said...

Thanks a lot for ur encouraging words, u have a wonderful space here, pazham pori makes me drool..

aipi said...

That looks absolutely delicious and quiet tempting!
My hubby loves this :)

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Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks Priya.. nice to hear from u..

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Aipi, Thanks for visiting my blog..

It our favorite snack too.. u just cannot stop eating them..

Treat and Trick said...

Looks tempting and yummy!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks Treat and Trick.. I visited ur blog today and u have a wonderful space.

cook from doha said...

pazham pori is a nostalgic snack for al keralites..............first time in your blog........happy 2 follow u.........pls visit my space vn u r free

Mehjabeen Arif said...

cook from doha - we love pazham pori in our house.. technically, my husband introduced me to this dish.. glad u liked it.. and u have a wonderful blog.. keep rocking

Sneha Benny said...

pazhampori is our favorite !!! I like your space. Thanks for dropping by to my blog. Do try out the macaroni and cheese and let me know. Happy blogging !!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

thanks sneha.. thanks for dropping by..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

banana fritters looks so perfect and yummy !! Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur sweet comments !! Happy to follow u !!

Ambreen said...

I've heard of this recipe, but never tried it before. Your fritters look tempting. Thank you for visiting my blog and joining as a follower. You have a nice place out here. Happy to follow you :)

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Mehjabeen Arif said...

@sravs - Thanks for dropping by sweety..
@ambreen - Thanks for ur awards.. thats was really sweet.. do try the banana fritters and let me know..

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, happy to discover ur blog, loved all ur recipes...this is my fav'

Foodiva said...

Jabeen, what a lovely blog you have here. I'm glad you came by my site because now I can follow and make some of your delicious recipes at home! I like these fritters, we do ours in nearly the same way.

dr.antony said...

Ha ha.. I loved this. I grew up with Ehtakka Appom as we called it.My all time favorite.I had written "a tribute to ethakka appom" some time back.

dr.antony said...

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I enjoy cooking, recipes,and don't be surprised why I follow the blog!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks Malar,Maya and Antony..

women-wisdom.com said...

Banana fritters are so tempting and I will try it with hopefully nendaram fruit.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

SouthindianHome said...

Looks so delicious and yummy
South Indian Home

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VK said...

Hi Jabeen, the pazhampori is very inviting and takes me back to the good old train travel days and the vendors speeding past selling 'pazhampori pazhampori'!! I love this snack and relish seeing ur pictures!

g.aruljothiKarikalan said...

hi jabeen first thank u for ur cheering comment on my blog... i particularly want to comment on this recipe coz... i'm introduced to this pazhampori when i was in college n covai... i loved the taste very much... but i really really miss this one now... this post is nostalgia for me

Iris said...

Those look amazing! I definitely want to make these...

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Jabeen, we really enjoyed these fritters. Thanks for the recipe :)

http://schmetterlingwords.blogspot.com/2011/11/banana-fritters.html

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