Ethakka Appam / Banana Fritters / Plantain Fritters / Pazham Pori
Ethakka means Banana and appam here means fritters in our language Malayalam.
What to write about this ever ever loving appetizer Ethakka Appam / Banana Fritters or what we call in some parts of Kerala as Pazham pori? It’s a tea time snack which encourages us to gossip more and more!I am very sure that all of you many words to share about this favourite snack of mine since childhood.
It is a snack which most Kerala houses indulge in the evenings, a snack that we can see in almost all chayakkadas or restaurants; an evening snack in school and university hostels; a sound we hear at railway stations at the moment train halts like ‘Pazhampori / Ethakka appam (which makes us think that it has got some extra sweetness and taste other that what we usually have from other places)!! What else? I think, it is a favourite banana snack all over the world..
This is the first time I am making this traditional all time snack of Malayalees by myself and truly it came out well.. It is made with ripe plantains coated with flour and deep fried in oil.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves – 2 😉
Ingredients for Making Pazham Pori:
Ripe Banana – 1 medium sized
Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup
Rice Powder – 1 tbsp.
Sugar – 2 tbsp.
Cumin seeds – a pinch
Cardamom Powder – a pinch
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp.
Water – ½ to ¾ cup
Salt – to taste
Coconut Oil – to deep fry
How to Make Ethakka Appam:
Cut each plantain in to two or three pieces as per the size and slice it in to three pieces vertically.
In a bowl take All-purpose flour, Rice powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well. Add sugar, cumin seeds, cardamom powder and mix it again. Add water in to this and mix well to make a batter without lumps.
Heat oil in a wok. Dip one plantain piece in the batter mix and put in to the oil and deep fry it. Repeat the process for two or three pieces. Fry it until golden brown.
Transfer it from the oil with a slotted spoon on paper towels. Your Ethakka appam is ready to be served now.
My Recipe Notes on Banana Fritters:
1.The bananas should be ripe and sweet one. The riper the plantain, better the taste.
2. You will get 6 to 8 pieces from one plantain.
3. You can adjust the sugar quantity depending upon the sweetness of plantains.
4. Serve these fritters either hot or at room temperature.
5.Adding turmeric powder gives a bit yellow colour to the fritters.
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Ethakka Appam / Pazham Pori.
Pazham pori recipe or ethakka appam is a Kerala snack with ripe banana slices dipped in flour batter and deep fried to get a crispy snack to serve with tea.