Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pazham Pori / Ripe Plantain Fritters ~ Day 119

Pazham pori or Ripe plantain fritter is a traditional snack of Kerala.  The semi-ripe plantains are dipped in all-purpose flour and sugar batter and deep fried to golden brown.  These mildly sweet fritters are divine to munch as an evening snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8

  • Ripe plantains - 3
  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 3 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - for frying 

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flours, sugar, turmeric powder, cardamom powder, baking soda, and salt.  
  2. Whisk in water little at a time to make a semi-thick batter.  The batter should be of a dippable consistency.  Set it aside.
  3. Peel the plantain and cut into half.  Slice one-half of the plantain lengthwise into four slices.  
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan.  Dip the plantain in the batter and carefully drop it in the oil.  Deep fry both sides until golden brown.  Fry 3 to 4 plantains at a time.  Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil.
  5. Serve hot with tea or coffee.

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