Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Plantain fritters/Pazham bhajji

Ask any south indian and this has to be among their favorite snacks :) Mine too!Pazham pori, pazham bhajji, ethakka appam --- its got more names but i like to call it kerala banana bhajji.Since we are geographically neighbours we also share a common tea time snack!


I make this easy snack whenever these plantains find their way into my kitchen.My daughter is against trying new stuff so if i take the whole plantain or cut into round slices (like how my mom used to give it to me) she will just refuse to eat it.So i need to redress the plantain in this form to get her to eat it.Call it - Food makeovers - Pleasures of motherhood :)


These plantains are really healthy much more than our regular bananas.My keralite friends tell me that they even give these plantains in a  dry powdered form to toddlers.

To make this you need


Ripe Plantains/nendram pazham 1
All purpose flour 2 tablespoons
Rice flour 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Sugar to taste 2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder a pinch
Baking soda a pinch (optional)
Oil to deep fry


  • Slice the plantains into round slices or into long wedges or you can use it on the whole too.
  • Mix the all purpose flour and rice flour with salt,sugar and turmeric powder.Add lil water to make a not too loose batter such that it coats the plantain slices.
  •  Heat oil and drop the coated plantain pieces one by one and fry until golden brown on both sides.



Serve crispy hot pazham pori/bhajjis with tea :) 


- The rice flour is meant to make the outer coating crispier.
- Baking soda can be omitted, if added it will give you a nice puffy outside.
- Sugar is optional as the plantain is sweet enough i omitted it.

Sending this to  What is with my cuppa?and Nupur's pageRecipes with fruits, 30 min challenge

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32 comments:

  1. I love this to the core... Feel like having some right now... Nice pics

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  2. u r really right... the marriage between pazham pori and south indians is unbreakable!!! drooling here... :)
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  3. Love these anytime...Looks so crispy and delicious.. :) Delectably clicked :)

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  4. looks yummy.would love to have it with my cuppa

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  5. Yes Princy, just like any south Indian pazham pozhi is my most fav :-)

    Lovely post!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  6. Please send me some Princy, wish i get some rite now,irresistible fritters.

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  7. I don't think I've ever had those - too hard to get green enough bananas here. But they sound delicious.

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  8. Nice presentation.... I love pazham pori and can have it any time of the day... Nice blog as well

    Preeti
    Http://weliciousdelicious.blogspot.com

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  9. Hey,

    Nice presentation. I love pazham pori and can have it any time of the day. NIce blog as well...

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    Regards
    Preeti

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  10. i so wish I could grab a few.. a nice change from the regular pakoras!

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  11. Thanks for visiting my space. So glad to meet you.I love pazham porri's...These look really good

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  12. wow... looks delicious..
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  13. Pazham pori is my all time fave snack...Love the beautiful presentation...

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  14. lovley clicks and all time favourite.

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  15. reminds me of Beach!!! so yummy and so delicious!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  16. yummy pazham pori...first time here..following you..do visit my blog when you are free...

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  17. It is a favourite at home. And specially made like the one in the picture. Looks so good.

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  18. Adipoli pazham pori Princy...Looks too delicious..

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  20. Beautiful clicks, I love bajjis...too good with tea.

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