Sunday, 5 July 2015

Pazham Pori

The last in line for this week's BM is another famous fritter from Kerala - Pazham pori. In simple terms this is banana bajji again made from the nenthram pazham variety of plantains. In my younger days - I used to travel to Kerala in train from Maharashtra. The moment train crosses Kerala border we can hear "pazham pori - pazham porichadhu" in trains. My mom was a very big fan of this fritter. And I never knew that it is very easy to make at home.


Banana (etha pazham) - 2 nos
Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


Peel the plaintains and slit it lengthwise.
Mix together maida, sugar, salt, turmeric powder and rice powder.
Add water enough to make a liquid paste and mix well. The consistency should be that of bajji batter.
Heat the oil in deep bottomed pan. 
Take pieces of plantain and dip in batter one by one.
Deep fry until golden color.

Banana Bajjis are ready!!!! Enjoy with a hot cup of tea


  1. Oh yumm! Though the train versions arent as great as the homemade versions, they kind of hold a nostagic memories and that itself makes it a lot more tastier than it actually is!

  2. Tthese traditional version fritters must be yummy.

  3. very authentic and traditional fritters... so yummy!!

  4. Wow.. my favorite.. i love to have this whenever we used to travel from bangalore to ernakulam intercity express..

  5. Yummy looking banana fritters.

  6. Makes me nostalgic, my all time favourite..

  7. My husband has very fond memories of these bajjis!

  8. Very delicious pori ,looks so tasty.

  9. I am a plantain fanatic and would love this one

  10. Oh this surely makes me so nostalgic! I won't mind grabbing some right now.

  11. looks so lovely..turned out perfect..