(Last Updated on : 08-09-2015)
Pazham Pori is an all time favorite and a traditional evening snack item of Malayalees in Kerala
. It is also called "Ethakka Appam". It is an easy to prepare snack which does not require any great cooking experience. This snack is common street item in Kerala and one of the fastest and hot selling snacks in trains. It is basically a banana fritter which is made out of a special variety of banana called "Nendrapazham" which is highly nutritious and good source of potassium and vitamins A and C. Using the Nendrapazham fruit gives the authentic taste of the banana fry.
Preparation of Pazham Pori
The banana slices are dipped in sweetened flour batter and then deep fried in oil. It is a very tasty, fast and easy to make. This snack is often fried in most of the homes and relished by all along with a cup of steaming tea
Ripe Bananas - 3
Maida / Atta - 1 cup
Rice flour- 1 tbsp
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1 pinch (optional)
Cardamom - 2 pods crushed (optional)
Milk - 2 tbsp
Water - 3/4 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Salt to taste
Oil - to deep fry
1. Peel the bananas and slit it lengthwise.
2. In a bowl, take flour, rice flour, sugar, baking powder, turmeric powder, cardamom and salt.
3. Blend it nicely by adding the milk and water, and prepare a thick batter.
4. Dip the banana slices in the prepared batter and evenly coat them.
5. Heat the oil in a deep bottom pan.
6. When it is hot, drop the coated banana slices into the oil and deep fry them by turning both sides till golden brown.
7. Take out from the oil and drain the excess oil in a paper napkin.
8. Serve the Pazham Pori hot with a cup of tea.
Instead of rice flour, one can use Semolina as an alternative. It is mainly used to keep the Pazham Pori more crispy. The bananas should be ripe but not overly ripe.