Friday, 30 January 2015

Pazham Pori | Ekkatha Appam | Banana Fritters Recipe

pazham pori, ekkatha appam, banana fritters, nendram pazham bajji, recipe
I can never come back from Kerala without having these yummies!!! It is an famous keralite snack available everywhere. I have always preferred to buy the roadside ones. After marriage I hardly get chance to visit Kerala with my family, so make these at home these days!!! 

pazham pori, ekkatha appam, banana fritters, nendram pazham bajji, recipe

Recipe Category: S.Indian / Snacks
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 6

Nendram Pazham / Ripe Plantain - 2
All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 3/4 cup or adjust as required for thin consistency
Coconut Oil / Cooking Oil - For Frying


  • It is optional to add Cumin Seeds to the batter. 
  • Deep frying in coconut oil gives the authentic flavour but you can fry in other cooking oil too.
  • While slicing the plantain vertically, you can make very thin slices like I have or slightly thicker. Its your preference. 
  • The batter should not be very thin, else the pazham pori will absorb more oil.
  • Turmeric Powder is used for the colour. Don't add in excess. 

Method of Preparation:

1. In a bowl, add maida, baking powder, sugar, salt and turmeric powder. Add water and mix to a thin consistency. Adjust water accordingly. Peel the plantain and hut into halves. Then slice each half vertically into four pieces.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan, dip each slice in the batter and drop in hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes in medium heat on both sides till its cooked and turns golden brown. Remove and serve hot!
Make tea/ coffee to complete the snack!!!

pazham pori, ekkatha appam, banana fritters, nendram pazham bajji, recipe


  1. Yes to pazham pori which I had in Kerala recently. Over here we call it pisang goreng or banana fritters.

  2. I've never had this, seeing your pictures makes me want to have some right now!!

  3. Delicious snack and I'm feeling nostalgic ....... :)

  4. One of my favorites.. can't say no to pazham pori.. yum..

  5. I too never had this.They look super delicious.

  6. My all time favourite.... you have perfectly made it...

  7. yummy and perfect teatime snack!!

  8. We make this snack too :) Tastes awesome!


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