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Thursday, May 10, 2012

PAZHAM PORI (KERALA STYLE)


Photo courtesy: My friend Arya.

This is a special snack/ fritters of Kerala with ripe banana known as ethappazham (nendrampazham). It is also called as Ethekkappam and a perfect teatime snack. When deep fried in coconut oil, this gives the authentic taste. A spoon of jeera or ajwain and cardamom powder are also added to the batter. But, I do not use those in the batter as I prefer to have the snack with the wholesome aroma of ethappazham.

INGREDIENTS:

Ethappazham / Nendram pazham - 1 (ripe)
Coconut oil - to deep fry

For the batter:
Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp.(optional)
Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
Cooking soda - a pinch (optional) I do not use this.
Turmeric powder- a pinch OR yellow food colour - a pinch.
Salt - a pinch

METHOD:

Select ripe nendrampazhams. Peel the skin and half it horizontally. Then cut vertically to thick slices.

Prepare a batter with the items given in "for the batter".The batter should be slightly thick. It should not be too watery because the bananas slip from the hand as it is ripe.

Heat coconut oil in a kadai . Dip the sliced nendrampazhams in the batter and deep fry to golden brown colour. Serve piping hot with tea.


NOTE: 
More sugar browns the fritters. 
If the batter is watery it will be too oily.Ensure a semi-thick consistency of the batter.
If you want it crispy, you can add a little more rice flour, but the snack tastes better  when chewy.

24 comments :

  1. New snack and looks yummy. We make similar stuff with potato and onions.

    Vardhini
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  2. wow..delicious ..my hubby's favourite akka

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  3. I loved the train journeys to and from Kerala, just for this snack. Would wait for the vendors who sold pazham pori. Delicious!!

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  4. Wow so yummy.. Just love it...

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  5. Looks so delicous. Never tasted this. Tempting ones !!

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  6. this looks really good...i too have never tasted this..but it looks really tasty.

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  7. The ethapazham fritters look so very tempting for me to grab and have a quick bite.Thank u so much Shanthi for sharing this recipe.

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  8. Shanthi, this is a family favorite...I make it often, still you are tempting me.

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  9. The pazham pori looks so yummy. I am drooling here shanti :)

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  10. Your site is full of traditional recipes...Looks delicious...

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  11. Awesome fritters akka, havent had since a long..

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  12. delicious fritters..I wish I can grab few from d screen..yummmy

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  13. Second recipe of fritters recently. Looks so good. And if there was a cup of tea to go with it....

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  14. Looks very yummy!! Will try soon simple yet delicious recipe..

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  15. Always loved these! looks perfect - happy mother's day to you :)

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  16. My favourite one.looks tempting.

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  17. Never tried or tasted this one, but always get tempted whenever I see this :)

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  18. wow..My favorite,made perfect ..can have them in any numbers:-)

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  19. I love pazham pori... have posted one in my blog as well. try a variation with apple. it tastes good

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  20. Pazham pori looks delicious and tempting

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