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