Friday, March 27, 2009

Banana Fritters/ Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori is another snack from Kerala. I remember my childhood days when my mom used to make this for evening snack and me entering the house hungry and tired after school smelling the fragrance of hot pazham poris. It also brings back nostalgic memories of train journeys in Kerala where vendors sell pazham poris in stations luring people by calling on top of their voices.

This is served as a snack rather than an appetizer. Ripe plantains are dipped in a slightly sweet batter made of rice flour and all purpose flour and then deep fried in coconut oil. Deep frying in coconut oil gives a distinctive flavour to this snack. My mom used to prepare this by adding egg along with other ingredients mentioned below and since I'm not very fond of the smell of eggs I prefer making without it. This can be easily prepared in a very short time and if you are expecting guests at a very short notice then this is definitely a life saver :)

1 cup rice flour
3 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
2 Ripe bananas/plantains
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Sugar-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Few cardomom seeds crushed
Baking soda-1/4 tsp
Water- for making a thick batter
Coconut Oil for frying

Peel bananas and cut them into thin slices.Mix all the ingredients except water.Add water slowly and make a thick batter.In a frying pan heat oil at medium heat.When the oil is hot enough dip each banana slice in the batter and deep fry.Remove it from pan and drain off excess oil in paper towels.


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