Make your own Kerala Banana Goodies!

The local cuisine in Kerala is famously exotic, with unusual names that sound magical, an assortment of ingredients and a taste that the tongue craves for years to follow. The dishes on most menus are unique combinations of various spices, vegetables or even fruit. The Banana Pakora is one such recipe. Sweet, raw banana deep fried in batter with a hint of spices makes it a healthy and tasty snack. Visitors to the State who taste the Banana Pakora make it a point to obtain its recipe so as to make the snack for themselves once they are back home. Easy to prepare, these snacks are nothing short of a treat!

As Kerala Travel Centre’s self proclaimed food connoisseur, I wanted to share how you can make your own Kerala banana pakoras;

Ingredients:

· 10 raw bananas.

· 1 tablespoon green chilli, made into a paste.

· ½ teaspoon turmeric powder.

· ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.

· 1 teaspoon sugar.

· 150 grams of flour

· 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Method:

· Cut each banana into two parts and cook them in a pressure cooker for a few minutes.

· Let the bananas cool. Peel them and then mash the cooled pieces in a big bowl.

· Add the rest of the ingredients, except the flour, to the mashed bananas and mix well.

· Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll the portions in order to form small, round and flat balls.

· Add a little water to the flour till it is thick and semi-liquid.

· Meanwhile, heat some oil. Dip the balls into the flour-water mixture and deep fry the pakoras till they turn golden-brown and crisp.

· Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

Voila! Your very own delicious banana pakoras from Kerala are ready to eat. A tasty and healthy snack, these are sure to be a hit amongst people of all ages!

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