Pazham Pori

Radhika.Menon's picture

Sep. 26, 2012

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.


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)



1. Peel the plantain and slice it lengthwise in about ¼ inch thickness. If using a smaller pan to fry, you may even half the banana and then slice it lengthwise.


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.


6. Serve hot as a snack during tea time.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1230Calories from Fat 980

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g170.8%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 17 mg0.71%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet