Ethakka Appam/ Banana Fritters/ Pazham pori

Can anyone say NO to this?
 If youve never heard of it before, you might be skeptical, a fruit batter fried???? well, yes, the recipe might not look convincing to the calorie conscious---All purpose flour, deep fried fruit.... ah!!!! but believe me,its worth a try atleast once in your life. This is a "staple" :) where I come from and you are sure to get it anywhere and everywhere in Kerala... tea shops, railway stations, the pantry in trains, hospital canteens, hostel mess, restaurants, bakeries, well you name it!!!!

Plantain /Etthapazham/ Nenthra Pazham - 2 (riper the better)
Maida/All Purpose Flour; 1 cup
Water: 3/4 cup
Salt: a pinch
Sugar: 1 tbsp
Black sesame: 1 tsp
Coconut Oil: for deep frying
(pls use only coconut oil, for best results)

Mix the flour, sesame seeds, sugar and salt in a bowl.
Now pour the water and make a batter, the consistency of dosa batter.
Quarter the nenthrapazham and slice each quarter in to thin pieces( about 3 to 4 pieces) like in the picture below.

Coat the plantain pieces in the maida batter and deep fry in oil.
Drain it on absorbant paper and serve with tea.

1 comment:

  1. I have never tasted such a thing, looks really yummy. Wondering if it can be made with rice flour instead of maida.
    Nice blog, glad I landed here.