'Pazham Pori' is a traditional recipe, served in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is consumed as evening time snack and is made out of a special type of banana called “nendran pazham” cultivated only in Kerala and southern parts of Tamil Nadu.

      This recipe is a twist on the traditional pazham pori with oats. By adding Oats in this recipe transformed into a tasty, more crispy and more healthy snack.

Nendran banana (well ripen)-1
Oats, flaked oats/ quick cooking oats- 1 cup
All-purpose flour (maida)-3 tabelspoons
Cornflour-2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder-pinch
Sugar-1 teaspoon

  • Cut the banana into long thin strips using a sharp knife
  • Prepare the batter by combining maida, corn flour, turmeric, salt, sugar and little water for vegetarians(or eggs). Using a whisk or spoon mix thoroughly without forming any lumps.
  •  Dip the banana strips in the batter then roll into the oats and deep fry in hot oil till cooked on inside and crisp on outside.
  • You could bake this banana fritters or even air fry them too.
  • Note: For crispier pazham poris add a pinch of baking powder in that batter.
  • You could add half beaten eggs for more taste. Here i have prepared pure vegetarian version.