Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori (പഴംപൊരി) or Banana Fritters is a fritter food made by pulses with ripened banana or plantain and maida flour. A popular food item in South Indian cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack.

Fritters are extremely popular roadside snacks all over South Asia and are commonly referred to as pakora (pakoda) or bhajji (bhajia) in local parlance—the onion bhaji also enjoys a high popularity abroad and at home. In the south Indian state of Kerala, Banana Fritters are extremely popular and are known as Pazham Pori.

Today i am going to make the typical Malabari Pazham Pori using ripe kerala banana (നേന്ത്രപഴം).


  • Ripe Kerala Banana (നേന്ത്രപഴം) 3 Nos. (Cut Length wise and Halve)
  • All purpose Flour 1 Cup
  • Rice Flour 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  • Sugar 1/4 Cup
  • Cardamom Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt a Pinch
  • Water 3/4 to 1 Cup
  • Coconut Oil 3/4 Cup or as required to fry


  1. In a wide bowl mix all wet ingredients (All purpose Flour, Rice Flour, Sugar, Cardamom Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt)
  2. Slowly add water and mix well, to form a semi thick batter (Care should be taken not to form lumps)
  3. Heat up your favorite Deep bottom Pan with the Required Coconut Oil.
  4. Dip the Banana Pieces throughly in to the batter, until its coated; Place it in to the hot Oil one by one.
  5. Deep fry till it becomes golden brown, flip in between.
  6. Remove from oil using a stainer and drain in paper towels.
  7. Serve with a Cup of Tea or Coffee
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