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!
- Kerala Banana (Nentran pazham)
- A pinch of salt
- Oil to fry
Step 1: Cut banana into slices. You can make it round slices or long slices.
Step 2: Mix maida, sugar and a pinch of salt with water to make the batter.
Step 3: Add the cut banana slices in the batter and coat it well.
Step 4: Heat oil in frying pan and deep fry the maida coated banana slices.
Step 5: Yummy banana appam is ready to eat. A delicious evening snack for your family !