Pazham Pori is also known as Ethakka Appam, Pazha appam, Pazha Bajji and Banana Fritters. This is a yummy snack from Gods own country, Kerala. Pazham pori, Pazham means Banana and pori means frying. Pazham pori is nothing but the slit banana pieces battered and deep fried and served as a evening snack item.This is one of the popular traditional teatime snack.

Every malayali love to have this pazham pori with a hot cup of tea. It is one of my favourite evening snack too. When ever i eat Pazham pori I feel nostalgic about my childhood days and my college days eating lots of pazham pori in the evening. In Kerala you could get this snack in small roadside tea shops and even in train.

I have earlier shared Oats Pazham Pori recipe which is a crispy tasty healthy recipe which could be made by frying or baking.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 10-12/big sized banana
Cuisine: Kerala

Banana(Ethapazham/ Nenthran Banana), well ripen-1 big
All purpose Flour/ Maida- 3/4 cup
Rice Flour- 1/4 cup
Corn Flour- 1 tablespoon(or) Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Salt- to taste

  • In a deep bowl add all purpose flour, rice flour, corn flour, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. 
  • Add water little by little to make a thick batter bajji batter consistency with out any lumps. i.e, the thick batter should be able to drop from the spoon but it should not be watery; set side.
  • Peel the banana and cut them into two pieces. If you have small size banana no need to cut it into two.
  • Then cut them lengthwise as 1/4 inch thick long wide strips using a sharp knife.
  • In a deep pan heat oil and reduce the flame to medium and fry the pazham pori.
  • Dip the banana pieces into the batter and drop them in hot oil and deep fry till crispy and gets golden colour in some places.