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Pazham Pori

Posted in : Kerala Style on by : Simmi Iyer

One of the all time favourite tea-time snacks all over the state of Kerala, pazham pori literally translates to fried bananas. These deep fried golden banana fritters are made from long slices of ripe plantain bananas cut length-wise, which are then dipped in a batter of flour and then deep fried in oil. The ripeness of the bananas is most crucial for this dish as it determines the perfect taste and satisfaction while relishing it.


  • 1 cup maida/all purpose flour/wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a pinch salt
  • a pinch yellow food color/turmeric powder
  • ½ cup water(approximately)
  • 2 Banana/Ethikka/plantain
  • Oil for deep frying(coconut oil)


  1. Prepare the Pazham First: Take the Nendran Pazham(plantain), peel the skin and then cut it in half and then further slice each half midway vertically. If you want you can cut further or use as it is. Make sure that the Pazham should not be more ripen. It just ripens.
  2. Pazham Pori with wheat flour.
  3. Let’s Prepare the outer batter for Pazham Pori, Take a mixing bowl, add a cup of Wheat flour or Plain flour(maida), a tbsp rice flour, a tbsp sugar, a pinch salt(optional), yellow food color or turmeric powder and ½ cup water. Mix the batter well without any lumps. The batter should be thick like idli batter not thin.
  4. Frying the Banana Fritters: Drop the Prepare banana inside the batter and coat the banana with the batter. Heat the oil and slowly drop the coated banana inside the hot oil and deep fry them by turning them frequently. once it started crispy at the corners and turns golden, drains the oil and remove it from the oil. Banana Fritters(pazham Pori) the delicacy of Kerala is ready to serve.

NOTES. 1. make sure that the banana should not be more ripen it will suck oil if it is very ripen.
2. try to fry in coconut oil.
3. adjust adding sugar according to the sweetness’ of your banana. If it is more sweet add 1 tbsp sugar or less.
4. I used wheat flour you can use Maida also.

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