Sweet and Crispy: Instant Banana Fry (Pazham Pori) – A Quick and Tasty Snack from Kerala Cuisine

Banana Fry (Pazham Pori) is one of the tea time snacks most of the malayali(Kerala) community like to have. This is made from ripe nendrapazham or Ethapazham, big sized bananas commonly available in Kerala.

This can be made instantly and served with a cup of  tea/coffee.


Ripe Banana – 1

Maida/Flour – ½ Cup

Sugar – 2 Tbsp

Turmeric – a pinch

Cardamom – ¼ tsp

Oil – for deep frying.

Water – as per requirement for the batter.

Salt – a pinch


Preparation Method: Step by Step

  • Cut the Banana and keep it aside.

  • In a bowl mix the rest of the ingredients except oil and make a smooth batter.

  • Meanwhile, put enough oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

  • Dip the Banana pieces in the batter and put them into the hot oil.

  • Fry until golden brown.

  • Arrange tissue paper on a plate and transfer the fried banana.

  • Serve instant banana fry with tea or coffee



  • Do not over crowd while frying.

  • Use coconut oil for better taste.

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