22 Aug 2012

Pazham Pori - Ethakka Appam


Pazham pori or otherwise known as Ethakka Appam [Banana fritters] is one yummy snack that has made its mark on the snack chart. I am sure most of you are familiar with this yummy scrummy delight..:)

This being my most favourite snack, I can remember eating them almost every weekend during my childhood. I want to go back to those days when fried items nor calories didn't matter.... Oooohhh!!! those beautiful days..


Small road side eateries in Coimbatore serve this yummy snack all day long. The taste and aroma of these banana fritters attracts crowds through out the day.... I am not surprised..:)

One of the essential item in every Kerala kitchen, this is a relatively simple snack to make in a few minutes. As we all know that Onam festival is approaching very fast and this is the perfect treat to compliment the Sadhya dishes ...

Specific type of banana is used for this recipe known as Ethapazham in Malayalam and Nendram pazham in Tamil. The raw form of this banana is known Ethakka which is used to make Nendram chips. You can substitute other banana varieties but the taste will not match to the original one..


For the recipe:
Ethapazham [ripe form]: 2
Rice flour: 1 cup.
Maida : 1 cup.
Tumeric powder: 1 pinch.
Ginger powder: 1/2 tsp.
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp.
Sugar : 1 tbsp.
Salt : 1/2 tsp.
Water: as required.
Coconut oil + vegetable oil: to fry [mix both types of oil in equal quantities]



1. Heat the oil in a shallow pan on medium flame.
2.Mix all the ingredients except the banana to a smooth batter which should be slightly thicker than pancake mix, so add water accordingly.
3.Peel the bananas. Cut them in half and lengthwise. Slice them once more lengthwise to medium / thin pieces.
4.Dip each piece in the batter and fry them until crispy and golden on all sides.

Drain the pieces on paper towels and serve hot either as it is or with  a hot cup of tea..


Note: Make sure the banana pieces are covered with the batter on all sides. This proportion of flours yields slightly crispy outer coating for the fritters. You can increase the proportion of maida or rice flour if you want a soft coating or crispy coating respectively.

This can be served both warm and cold.

Enjoy...


Scribbled by Reva 

38 comments:

Jaleela said...

yummy snack reva

Prathibha said...

Nice fritters..never tasted this but I m sure it would taste delicious

PJ said...

I tasted this for the first time in cochin when we went on a trip there to visit my Uncle. It has become my favorite.Long time since I made this. Superb clicks Reva, they are just tempting me soooo much...

hemalata said...

Delicious fritters,looks so tasty.

tamilsasikitchen said...

Delicious fritters..yummy...

Princy Vinoth said...

tempting snack and even more enticing clicks!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

never tasted these but the way you have described I am sure this tastes superb

Akila said...

this is just awesome one... love it..

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anusha praveen said...

Hey pazham pori is a favorite i love them so much that i eat them religiously when i m on the way to coimbatore by train via kerala! Yummy pics

Veena Theagarajan said...

so tempting and tasty dish

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Shailaja Reddy said...

Yummy fritters.

Sayantani said...

tasted this on our kerala trip few hours back. loved it with some hot coffee in the evening.

Priya said...

Tasted them long back,those fritters tempts me a lot.

sebz said...

Reva.....awesome collection of recipes. Happily following you. Pazhampori is my favourite.

Shama Nagarajan said...

super recipedear!!! Join me in Fast food event - Noodles.

Swathi Iyer said...

pazham pori looks delicious, using ginger powder in pazham pori is new to me. By the way Pazham pori is used to eat with Tea. I haven't seen them in Sadya.

Madhavi said...

Great snack....

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Mélange said...

Nostalgic and perfectly done dear...Nice clicks,needless to say.

Rosh said...

lovely presentation :)

Roshni said...

this is one of my fav... being from kerala, it is hard not to like this snack

Uma Ramanujam said...

perfect snack Reva. It is been ages since I prepared this. Looks tempting.

Anu said...

Looks so yummy..

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Yummy snack..Love the tempting click..

Rev said...

Hi Reva, new to your blog. Like it!

kala said...

Deliciousssssssssss

Suryaprabha said...

Scrumptious snack ever!! Looks so iviting!!

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Jay said...

wow..my all time fav....lovely presentation ..:)
btw..thanks for stopping by..will surely link my post to your current event..:)
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Divya Pramil said...

Wow awesome clicks :) and yummy snack :)

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Daksha said...

Super tempting snack Reva...

Ramya said...

Tea back home is not completed without the Ethakappam:-)I just love it..Lovely clicks reva

radha said...

Someone gave me a fritter batter flour from Thailand. I used it for bananas, but liked it better with apple. Try that too. It was nice.

Rathai said...

Bookmarked. I love banana fritters and I have wanted to try this for a long time. They look so tempting and irresistible, Reva. Will try this when I get my hands on ethakapazham.

Gauri said...

I love the colour of the fritters.. looks so yummmm

Swasthi said...

glad to follow you Reva! liked the fritters!

Shanthi said...

Nice clicks Revathi...

Now Serving said...

Looks really yummy Reva - I love the smell of coconut oil - reminds me of the bakshanams amma used to make ... before we switched to sunflower oil :)

ANU said...

wow awesome ...this is my husbands fav too :)

Achu said...

Wow its my favorite one..so cute and well neat presentation and photos are cute :) Thank you dear for lovely comments on my blog and happy to follow you back .Keep blogging ..I would like you to post new entry on my ongoing event http://tangymind.blogspot.com/2012/09/announcement-event-seies-international.html dear. Awaiting to hear it from you. dear

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