Pazham Pori (Batter Fried Plantains)

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Jul. 16, 2013

Thinly sliced plantains dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep fried until crispy! Of the many signature Kerala dishes, this is one that we die for. I doubt if there is any other tea time snack that shares the same popularity as parippu vada than these slim, tall and golden beauties. Give it a try and you will know what I mean!


Plantain 2 Small , sliced lengthwise
For the batter
Chickpea flour 100 Gram
Salt To Taste
Chili flakes 1 Pinch
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Suji 1 Teaspoon
Olive oil 100 Milliliter (For deep frying)
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients for batter with enough water to make a thick batter.


2. Heat oil in a wok and dip slices of plantains in the batter and deep fry until browned. Transfer to kitchen tissue to drain excess oil.


3. Serve as it is with a cup of hot chai!

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 294Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 155 mg6.46%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet