Pazham Pori


This is our traditional snack and a popular dish in Kerala, usually sold even in road side tea-shops there.. It is a sweet dish made with ripe plantains dipped in flour mixed with sugar. It is very simple to prepare and goes well with a cup of chai (tea).

Long pazham pori fried in coconut oil and wrapped in banana leaf that are sold in the train by the mobile vendors makes an excellent nostalgic memory and is a part of our cherished summer vacation during childhood days.

During Eid, Pazham Pori always has its unique place along with other traditional sweets at home. I can indulge in these lovely fritters any time as banana is my all time favorite fruit and so is Banana fritter..

Here goes the recipe!!


  • 1 ripe plantain (Nendra Pazham)
  • 1 cup plain flour/ all- purpose flour/ Maida
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour/sooji (for crispiness)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water and oil to fryPP


  • Peel plantains, cut into long slices. Mix plain flour and rice flour with ½ cup water to make a smooth batter, mix in sugar, turmeric, and salt. Heat oil in a pan; once the oil is hot, dip the banana slices in batter and deep fry till golden brown. Drain in kitchen towel and serve hot with tea.

Note : Pazham Pori fried in pure coconut oil gives a great taste and aroma.

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