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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pazham Pori - Ripe Plantain Fritters

This snack is very popular in kerala. Quick and easy to make.


3 - Ripe plantains
1 cup - Rice flour
3 tbsp - Maida / all purpose flour
3 tbsp - Sugar
a pinch or two - Turmeric powder
a pinch - salt
oil to fry


1) Peel the skin off the ripe plantain and cut into two parts. Then cut each part into 3- 4 slices,lengthwise.

2 )Mix rice powder, maida, sugar, turmeric powder and salt. Make a thick batter.

3) Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Dip the sliced plantains in the batter and deep fry till golden brown in colour.

Serve with evening tea.


With the sliced ripe plantain....Heat ghee or butter in a non-stick pan. Fry the slices on both side till light brown in colour.Drain and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle some sugar on the fried plantains and serve.

Also try pazham pori in slightly different batter. Check the recipe


KF said...

One of my favourite afterschool snack!I use only maida for batter,Next time i will do in your way.

J said...

Pazham pori is the true fast food of Kerala. Esp in trains!! :)

Sig said...

Yumm.. pazham pori..my favorite. I can never find ripe plantains here :-(

Sia said...

i like it in sugar syrup too. lovely dish prav:)

Pravs said...

Kitchenfairy : I feel with rice flour batter it tastes best than with maida. Try and tell me if you feel so too.

I agree with you Jyothsna. So simple..yet so tasty.

Sig : Just buy unripe plantain and bury it inside a rice bag. Cover fully with rice.Or you can wrap plantains in empty gunny rice bags. In some days it will become ripe. I do the same.

Sia : Thanks. Yes it is delicious.

Asha said...

Looks fabulous Pravs!!Maida is a twist to the normal batter.YUM!!:))

Mishmash ! said...

hah...pazham pori...any day , anytime..I think we had 'em almost everyday as evening snacks during our last vacation ....but we use maida as the main batter and then add 1 tbsp rice flour to bring in the crispiness....


Pravs said...

Thanks Asha.

Mishmash : One time when i was making pazham pori at in-laws place, I was going ahead to make batter with more maida and less rice flour, when my MIL told me, to use more of rice flour and less of maida combo for batter. It turned out so nice. The rice flour taste with pazham is so nice.

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Pravs said...

Thank you for coming by and for the comments, sharmi.

Thanks hobby cooking. Your blog has very nice collection of recipes.

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Nirmal T V said...

This is really fabulous mouth watering dish.... :-)

TBC said...

I love this recipe.The fritters taste so good. I normally use only rice flour & add a pinch of cardamom too.Will try this out the next time.

Anonymous said...

Yummmmmm. I remember waiting for the third day (fm Delhi it was the 3rd day) to come to have the piping hot pazham poris at the stations. One was surely not enough then. I guess today, will have to make do with just one.

Unknown said...

while in school i used to love going by train just to eat the pazham pori, have been wanting to make them for a while, but i never used to get nendram pazham in the place i used to live earlier. now i can try it out.

Anonymous said...

is this need some special banana? or i can make it with any banana. I m maharashtrian but i want make this dish.

Pravs said...

Anonymous : This is made with ripe plantain.Look out in south Indian stores.