Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori / Ethakka Appam – Kerala Style


Banana Fritters commonly known as Pazham pori in kerala, for the very first time I had it in one of my Keralite friend’s house, I loved the taste. Got to know the recipe, but never tired it. After coming to Bangalore, my kids use to have this from a nearby shop, so thought of preparing it myself at home. The fritter came out well with it’s crispiness outside and soft inside.

I have used well ripen banana, but actually you need to use 80 % ripen banana, that to Red Banana what we call Netharam Palam, this fritter would more delicious than the regular one. A perfect tea-time snack for kids. Let us move on to the recipe…

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I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #87 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori


  • Ripe Banana – 3 nos
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp (as required)
  • Cooking soda / Soda salt – a pinch
  • Yellow food color – a pinch
  • All-purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup (200 gm)
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Pazham pori / Banana Fritters / Ethakka Appam –


  • Take the all-purpose flour/maida, salt, cooking soda, yellow food color, salt and sugar all together in a bowl, pour water little by little and mix it well to a paste (little thicker than pancake batter).
  • Mix well, so that the sugar should be dissolved and no lumps should be formed.
  • Peel and chop the banana lengthwise, if you need you could half the chopped bananas.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Dip the banana piece in the batter, so that the batter should coat the banana well on both the sides.
  • Gently drop the banana to the hot oil and fry them by swapping the sides.
  • Remove from oil, when they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with coffee or tea or milk. A perfect tea-time snack for kids.

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