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Banana Appam – Visual recipe
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Banana Appam – Visual recipe

If you have been to Kerala you would have found this banana appam even in small tea shops. It is one popular  snacks that is relished by the elders as well as kids. Called ethakka appam / pazham pori in Malayalam language, its a deep fried snack made out of semi riped banana. The catch is the snack comes out good with the locally available banana variety called Ethappazham  / Nenthram Pazham. Now I seriously could not find the relevant term in English for this particular variety of banana and all it mentioned was plantain duh! So for all non-malayalis out there reading this, if you are confused about this banana catch hold of a malayali neighbour or friend and demand him to find it for you and in all propability he knows where it is available!

Ingredients:

  • Kerala Banana (Nentran pazham)
  • Maida
  • Sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil to fry

Step 1: Cut banana into slices. You can make it round slices or long slices.

Step-1

Step 2: Mix maida, sugar and a pinch of salt with water to make the batter.

Step 2

Step 3: Add the cut banana slices in the batter and coat it well.

Step 3

Step 4: Heat oil in frying pan and deep fry the maida coated banana slices.

Step 4

Step 5: Yummy banana appam is ready to eat.  A delicious evening snack for your family !

Step 5

0 10 June, 2010 Food Recipe June 10, 2010

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19 comments

  1. Sir Pumpkin Lonshanks

    I’ve had this a few times during my long stay at Kochi. Its brilliant in taste and also coats your arteries nicely! :P

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  2. sharmila

    we too make something very similar … instead of maida we use wheat flour n mash the banana in it n the rest is the same !! … taste really good i know :)

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  3. Arunthathi Ramadhas

    Hari Om. It is really very very tastey. It goes well along with our morning tiffen like Idli sambar vadai and for sweet we can have this. Even with poori bhaji. Eththambazha appam(this is how we used to say) is my favourite snack.

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  4. kavita

    Nice recipe…we usually mash banana and mix it with maida batter , my granny used to add a tablespoon of fresh curd to it .I liked this recipe because it is not messy like the mashed banana one.Thanks for sharing.

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