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Pazham Pori

Radhika.Menon's picture
One of my all time favourite snack and something I often crave for when away from home! This is basically batter fried ripe Kerala plantains. Open to experimentation, you can add flavors to match your taste. These variety plantains are hard to find outside Kerala, unless you know exactly where to shop for it or you grow them in your garden. So for me at least, this is something that I get to enjoy once in a blue moon! On the other side, this is not a very healthy snack to binge on, but definitely a must try for all plantain lovers.
Ingredients
  Plantain 1 Large, sweet and ripe
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Sugar 3 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (enough to make thick batter)
For frying
  Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Peel the plantain and slice it lengthwise in about ΒΌ inch thickness. If using a smaller pan to fry, you may even half the banana and then slice it lengthwise.

MAKING
2. In a thick bottom pan, heat up oil in medium heat.
3. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, turmeric powder, sugar, chili powder and salt with water, just enough to make a thick batter.
4. Dip the sliced plantain pieces in the batter to coat well.
5. Once the oil is hot enough, deep fry the batter coated plantains, flipping sides, until they turn golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from oil and drain excess oil by spreading pazham pori in kitchen towels.

SERVING
6. Serve hot as a snack during tea time.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Fritter
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Plantain
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Subtitle: 
batter fried banana

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