Next my recipe is pazham pori (banana fritters) and my sons favourite item. In our childhood days we ate snacks like Ada, kozhukkatta, ottada etc. Pazham pori or banana fritters rarely used to be made @ homes those days. It used to me more of a delicacy available @ hotels... Its a traditional evening snack item of kerala.
Pazham (malayalam for banana) pori is made using the traditional Banana of Kerala which is the Nendran Pazham.
As indicated in one of my earlier blog posts on Nendram Pazham Payasam (Click here to read that recipe), there are huge benefits of nendram banana.
Nendran Pazham or Kerala Banana is widely used in Kerala and is one of the staple fruits of the state along with other fruits such as Jackfruit, pineapple etc.
Though we all are aware of the benefits of banana in general, very few of those outside Kerala know the benefits of this "King of Bananas"...
This banana is of great nutritious value and it has a rich combination of energy value, tissue building elements, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of calories, many other nutrients and enzymes. People of Kerala traditionally use this banana as a balanced and supplementary diet. Hence, it is a wonderful nutritious diet for easy digestion, which prevents diarrhoea and worm trouble. They are also packed with vital nutrients known for preventing tummy ulcers, its potassium content may help prevent the formation of kidney stones and protect against high blood pressure and stroke, the vitamins in bananas (particularly vitamins A, C, and E) can help protect your eyesight... Boiled and mashed banana is excellent for kids even from 4 months onwards...
All purpose wheat flour (maida) - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tpn
Salt - 1 pinch
Water - 100 ml
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Take another vessel and mix the all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. Pour water and blend it thoroughly to form a semi thick batter. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to the batter for the yellow colour since the flour is white.
Now take the chopped banana slices and dip into the batter. The banana slice must be completely coated with the batter.
When the oil gets heated dip the banana pieces and fry them until they became golden brown colour.
Remove from oil and drain the excess oil with tissue papers.
Pazham pori is ready...
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