Pazham pori is a delicious, crispy and slightly sweet Kerala snack made from ripe plantains or ethekya. Its one of my favourite tea time snack and of most Keralites. Very easy and quick to prepare. Pazampori or Ethekya appam is one of the most famous Kerala street snack.
Plantains are found mostly in the southern part of India. They are of the banana family which are bigger, thick skinned, starchier and less in sugar content. It can be baked, steamed, roasted or fried. We at home have them steamed and cooked for a filling breakfast.
For this recipe the banana should not be over-ripe. You can cut the banana length wise into two pieces or into smaller finger size pieces as I have used. For a deeper yellow color just add a pinch of turmeric to the batter. For the batter both atta (wheat flour) or maida can be used, both will give the same taste.
- 2 Ripe Kerala Banana cut into finger size
- 4 Tbsp All purpose flour/Maida
- 2 Tbsp Rice flour
- 1 tsp sugar or as per your taste
- A pinch of turmeric just for color
- Salt for taste
- Oil for frying
- In bowl take both the flours, salt, sugar, turmeric powder and make a paste with water. It should be of a medium consistency (neither very thick nor thin such that it covers the banana properly).
- Dip the banana pieces into the batter and fry the coated bananas.
- Fry till golden brown on both sides and serve hot and enjoy as an evening snack.