Sweet plantain fritters or pazham pori as called in the South Indian state of Kerala, is a simple and quick snack made with just 5 ingredients. They taste absolutely yummy with chai or coffee. Its only mildly sweet, making it perfect for people who don’t prefer cloyingly sweet snacks. Make it on a rainy or chilly evening and you will find yourself munching away a whole batch of these (like I do :D).
As a kid, these fritters were my absolute favorite. The ones we bought at the snack shop sometimes had a filling of coconut and sugar inside making them even more yummy. But at home they were made simple with a mix of plain flour and rice flour with a bit of sugar. Deep fried snacks tasted delicious in the chilly weather I grew up in. Now, fried foods are occasional indulgence but I always prefer having this than anything else.
So go on and make some so you can share this pleasure of deep fried sweet heaven with me.
Sweet plantain fritters/ nendram pazha bajji (pazham pori)Print This
- Ripe plantains - 2
- All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
- Rice flour - 1/4 cup
- Sugar - 1-2 Tbsp (depending on the sweetness of plantains)
- Salt - 1/8 Tsp
- Water - 1 1/4 cups
- Turmeric - A pinch (optional)
- Vegetable/canola oil - for deep frying
- Cut the plantains into 3 pieces and slice each into 3 pieces lengthwise.
- Mix the all purpose and rice flours in a bowl along with the sugar, salt and turmeric.
- Slowly add water to the mix and make a batter thick enough to coat the plantain pieces.
- Heat the oil in a pan and slowly drop the battered plantain slices into it. Do not crowd the pan and keep the heat on medium so as not to brown the fritters.
- Cook until lightly browned on both sides and drain on paper towels.
- Serve hot as is or with a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top with hot tea or coffee.