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GOK #22: Pazham Pori/Ethakka Appam/Banana Fritters

GOK #22:  Pazham Pori/Ethakka Appam/Banana Fritters
Pazham pori or ethakka appam or banana fritters is a traditional evening snack item in Kerala.  It is simply ripe Kerala banana’s coated with flour and deep fried in oil.

Ripe Kerala banana: 4 nos
Maida: 1 Cup
Sugar: 2 Teaspoons
Baking Powder: 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Salt : 1 Pinch
Water : 3⁄4 Cup
Turmeric Powder: 1 Pinch
Coconut Oil : For deep frying

Mix maida, sugar, baking powder, salt and water in a dish and blend it thoroughly to form a semi thick batter.

Add a pinch of turmeric powder to the batter to color a bit.

Peel the bananas and slice them length wise into half and then slice each halfway into 3 or more to get the thin slices.

Dip the slices in batter and evenly coat them.

In a deep bottom frying pan heat some oil.

When the oil becomes hot, dip the batter coated banana pieces and fry them until they become golden brown. Flip them in between.

Remove from oil and drain the excess oil with paper napkins/kitchen towel.

Serve it hot.
Courtesy:  Nisha Dinesh