First and foremost, pazhampori or ethakkappam is a quintessential snack from India, mainly southern part. The name, the aroma, the picture – everything about this is delicious! Sweet plantain is the star ingredient for this particular snack. Plantain itself is a healthy hint. With less sugar and sodium and rich in vitamin A, potassium and fiber, plantains are incredibly rich food for everyone. Ripe plantains can be eaten raw or sometimes folks would steam cook it, especially for young children.
It is one of my staple foods since childhood. Still I drool over the sight of these bananas. The sweet aroma – as it blackens – when ripe is irresistible. When you pair it with one hard-boiled egg and a glass of milk makes it a rich and healthy breakfast.
During my childhood, I used to go to my dad’s work place to eat this delicious snack at a nearby restaurant. Their version of banana fritters were different in taste and size alike. It was so delicious and worth the journey!
Sweet plantain fritters
-Ripe plantains – 2, sliced vertically -Oil for deep frying For the batter -All purpose flour – 1 cup -Sugar – 3tbsp -Salt to taste -Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp [optional]
-Ripe plantains – 2, sliced vertically
-Oil for deep frying
For the batter
-All purpose flour – 1 cup
-Sugar – 3tbsp
-Salt to taste
-Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp [optional]
Mix together all the ingredients for the batter by adding little amount of water at a time. The consistency of the batter should not be too thick or thin. Dip the bananas into the batter,fold them well. Deep fry them in the hot oil until light brown in color. Drain it on the paper towel. Enjoy!