15 November 2011

Pazham Pori / Ripe Banana Fritters

Pazham Pori/ Ripe Banana Fritters is one of the most common snack in any Kerala household. One of the easiest and yummy snack with a cup of tea or coffee. This snack is made from ripe Nendra variety bananas. The trick to making the best pazham pori is the ripeness of the banana. It should not be too ripe.

You will be surprised to see the variety of dishes prepared with banana in Kerala. The banana plants are put to the maximum use. We use the banana flower, banana stem, the raw banana, the ripe banana and of course the banana leaves (for sadhya and making ada). 

I still have fond memories of my summer vacation in Kerala. We used to get so excited when our flight is about to land in Kerala. The view is amazing. The only thing you can see is lush green landscape. It is so cooling to the eyes and soul. Like coconut trees one thing you will find in common in Kerala are the banana plants. Bananas are something we cannot do without any day. The variety available is amazing.


3 Ripe  Banana (Nendra variety) also called Ethapazham
1 Cup All purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
A small pinch Baking Soda
A small pinch of Salt
1 cup water*
Oli for deep frying

Peel the bananas and thinly slice them length wise.
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together.
Add water and make it into thick batter.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Transfer the sliced bananas into the batter.
Coat the bananas well with the batter.
When the oil is hot (not smoking hot) add in the banana pieces. About 3 at a time.
Fry both sides till golden in colour and using a slotted spoon transfer to a plate layered with kitchen tissue.
Serve hot with tea /coffee.

You can cut the banana into 2 and then cut them lengthwise to make smaller fritters. Check the above picture.
For the authentic taste use coconut oil.
* Keep adding water till it is of thick pouring consistency.
Turmeric powder is added just for colour.
While frying, if the bananas stick to each other just separate them with the slotted spoon in the kadai itself.


  1. Wonderful presentation. So authentic too. I have meaning to make these for some time now. but some how seem to postpone.

  2. Super good treat..:) My favourite..

  3. Omg, seriously am drooling over that irresistible fritters..

  4. Yummy & too tempting fritters!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Gosh!!! these look way too tempting rinku. Loved the last shot of the fritters with the mug of coffee and magazine. It just looks so perfect :)

  6. WOw wow wow..Looks awesome!! Super tempting! Wish i cud get a cup of tea and that plump pazham pori! Kothiyavuneyyy!

  7. First click is amazing Rinku...these fritters look absolutely droolworthy. I love these.

  8. Fritters looks simply delicious and crispy. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Nice banana fritters.. reminds me of rainy evenings!

  10. Perfect teatime snack...yummy, my fav always

  11. Beautiful presentation.Pazham pori looks so good.

  12. Lovely Fritters...looks so crispy and yummy!

  13. yummy pazham pori..who can resist it..:)

  14. Wow.. that looks delicious.!! Amazing clicks

  15. Banana fritters looks crispy, crunchy and yummy.Perfect for snacks.

  16. That is so beautifully presented Rinku ~ perfectly crisp n golden! I am in love with the first click. Too good!

  17. such a nice feel wid dat presentation in banana leaf..looks yummm

  18. Mmm..Pazham poris are my favorite..perfect with a cup of chaya...nice clicks

  19. I never tested before but the pics simply tempting me dear... nice presentation n luv the crockery used!!

  20. The fritters look awesome and i can totally relate to your post.Even we can't do without coconut and banana.

  21. So delicious. I have never made these but my grand mom would make it for us.

  22. Perfect snaky time recipe.. yum..

  23. Looks extremely delicious and well presented

  24. Yummy snack & the first click is awesome. Lovely presentation :)

  25. absolutely love pazham pori....perfect tea time snack

  26. Looks Nice, I had them this version at one of the Latin Restuarants, little sweet and crisp banana tasted very good fried.

  27. sherikum ethu kanditu vishanu poriyunu...

  28. Thats wonderful click on pazham pori...luv that to the core..

  29. My fav too :-) Whenever I could get nendran here, I make these :-)


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