Pazhampori / Pazham Pori (Ripe Plantain Fritters / Sweet Banana Fritters) is one of the most popular, easy-to-prepare, traditional snack of Kerala, available in almost every teashops across the state. In some areas, Pazhampori is also known as Ethakka Appam, Vazhakka Appam or Boli. This sweet snack can be prepared in minutes by dipping ripe plantains in batter and deep frying them.
Pazhampori with a hot cup of tea is something which nobody can’t resist. Try this naadan palaharam (snack) at home and let us know how it turned out.
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- Ripe plantain (Ethappazham / Nendrapazham) – 3 or 4
- All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
- Rice flour – 2 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Sugar – 3 tsp
- Black sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 1 pinch
- Water – 1 cup approximately
- Oil – For deep frying
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients from 2 to 7.
- Add water little at a time to make a thick batter. (See video to know the consistency)
- Peel the ripe plantains and slice them into thin strips.
- Heal oil in a kadai.
- When the oil is hot enough, dip the plantain strips in the batter and fry them.
- Fry both sides till golden brown.
- Drain the excess oil using a paper towel.
- Serve with hot tea.
- Usually at homes, coconut oil is used for frying. However, you can also use any other cooking oils of your choice.
- You may substitute all purpose flour or maida with wheat flour.
- You may substitute sugar with jaggery.
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