Banana Fritters/Vazhakkappam

This is one of the popular evening snacks in our hometown. It can be found everywhere from small to big restaurants, canteens, tea shops and so forth. We used to eat a lot when we were growing up. Here in Minnesota, I make it occasionally at home and my daughters also like it.

Ingredients

  • Ripe plantain ————— 2
  • All purpose flour ——— 3/4 cup
  • Rice flour ——————— 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt ————————— 2 tbsp
  • Sugar —————————- 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ——— 1/2 tsp
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water to mix
  • Enough oil to fry

How To Make

  • Peel the skin off the plantains, cut them in half and make long medium size slices
  • In a bowl add the all-purpose flour, rice flour, yogurt, sugar, turmeric powder and pinch of salt
  • Then add water little by little and make it like bajji batter (little thicker than pancake batter)
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  • Now take few banana slices and dip them in the batter and carefully drop them into the hot oil one-by-one
  • Fry both sides until they become light brown, then take out and keep them in a tissue towel
  • Fry all the banana slices like that
  • Now the very tasty banana fritters are ready to serve, it will be crispy outside and sweet & soft inside

Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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