Pazham Nirachathu

Pazham Nirachathu

Pazham Nirachathu Or Stuffed Banana is a very popular Malabar Snack. Pazham Nirachathu is the malayalam word for Stufffed Banana. This is a sweet and simple snack; like all other Malabar snacks this snack can be made with some easily available ingredients,ripe banana,coconut, sugar, raisins and ghee.

Pazham nirachathu is a very tasty and inevitable snack in the Malabar cuisine. It is a very healthy snack for kids. This is a tasty snack with fillings and then fried. In this we do not cut the plantains into many pieces but just a slit and will fill that portion with filling. It is such a simple and easy snack which can be prepared in just a matter of minutes using the ingredients that are always avilable in a kerala kitchen and not only that this is healthy, filling and a nutritious snacks.

It is a best tea time snack which you can easily prepare at your home within 20 minutes.

Try this simple, delicious snack!


  • Ripe Kerala Banana 2 Nos.
  • Grated Coconut 4 Tablespoon
  • Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  • Raisins 10 Nos. (Roasted in Ghee)
  • Cardamom powder a Pinch
  • Salt a Pinch
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) 2 Tablespoon
  • Ghee, Vegetable Oil and Water as required


  1. Heat up your favorite Pan with a teaspoon of Ghee; Add grated Coconut, Roasted Raisins, Cardamom Powder and Sugar, Sauté for couple of minutes or till sugar melts and the coconut become light creamy color; Switch of the fire and let it cool.
  2. In a Bowl, add all purpose flour, salt and water. Mix well and make a fine thick batter; Keep it aside
  3. Peel Bananas and make a shallow slit length wise with out cutting the ends (One end to another)
  4. Widen the Cut and fill coconut mixture in to it, Push the mixture inside as much you can; Cover the slit with thick batter.
  5. Heat up your wide pan or wok, with a mixture of oil and ghee
  6. Place the banana in to it, ensure that the slits are downside. Fry till bananas become
  7. golden brown. With a flat spatula carefully flip the banana and let the other side to become golden brown
  8. Drain and Serve Warm!!!

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