This is an all time favourite snack of Keralites. Mom makes it often when there is an abundance (wink) of banana (palaymkodan pazham). My mom in law calls it Pazham Peechi and I dont know if it has any other name. It looks like the Tamil Nadu Paniyaaram but tastes entirely different. 

Raw rice: 2 cups
Wheat flour: 2 cups
Jaggerry: 300 gms
Banana: 300 gms
Cardamom Powder: 1 tsp
Salt: as required
Oil: for deep frying.

Soak the raw rice in water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain and blend it adding just required water.
Peel the bananas and mash properly.

Melt the jaggerry in water on medium heat.

Now mix all the ingredients, adding a pinch of salt. The consistency should be that of Idly batter.


Now in an Appakara, fill oil till rim and heat it.
Pour the batter in each of the holes and fry both sides till brown.

Take from fire and drain on an absorbent paper.
Serve warm with Coffee or Tea.


  1. I love the banana and jaggery combo.. I have tasted these at my friend's place..loved them.

  2. My fav tea time snack..looks so soft and perfect.

  3. It looks almost like a jamun, yummy snack.

  4. My mom makes this often... Used to love this snack...

  5. looks yummy and delicious...

  6. Lovely and classic recipe.. simply inviting :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. Sweet appams look very yummy.