Saturday, August 11, 2007


Pazham Pori - Plantain Fritters

Pazham Pori is a sweet dish made with ripe plantains dipped in flour mixed with sugar. This is a popular dish in Kerala, usually sold in road side tea-shops. It is easy to prepare and it goes well with a cup of tea. Here goes the recipe!!

  • 1 ripe plantain (Nendra Pazham)
  • 1 cup plain flour/ all- purpose flour/ Maida
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water and oil to fry


  • Peel plantains, cut is two halves, and slice each halves into four to six slices. One plantain yielded 12 pieces for me.
  • Mix flour with ½ cup water to make a smooth batter, mix in sugar, turmeric, and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan; dip plantain slices in batter and deep fry till golden brown. Drain and serve hot with tea.

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Blogger Mrs. K said...

priya, you don't add cardamom powder to the batter?
Tempting pictures!

5:58 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya said...

One of my all time favorites...A post after a long long time when do we get to see you next ??

8:05 AM   Edit
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey this makes me feel homesick:) pic looks very good:)

3:59 PM   Edit
Blogger Shella said...

Hey Priya

You know what, as children we used to long for the last day in the train travel from Delhi to Kerala (its a 2 nights / 3 days journey) to lay our hands on the pazham pori. We used to wake up early in the morning, coz we reached Paalakad by then, & the wonderful, yellow coloured, sweet & salty & sinfully oily poris were available at the stations.

You make me nostalgic!!!

Wonderful pictures.

3:40 AM   Edit
Blogger MR said...

pazham poori our usual teatime snack.

8:41 PM   Edit
Blogger reshma said...

I have never been satisfied with the plantains we get here in the U.S. they are never sweet even when over ripe. do you know some trick about selecting good plantains?

11:56 AM   Edit
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey priya, long time, miss seeing updates on your site, hope to see you soon here:) take care...

8:48 AM   Edit
Blogger Ramya said...

hi priya ,
my in laws r from palghat.. am excited to see your kerala recipes.. ur site s too good.. i got inspired by you n other fellow bloggers n started a food blog.. please add my link in ur site.. thank you

10:10 PM   Edit
Blogger About-Astrology said...

hey priya,

nice recipes.........and you've made a wonderful blog.

12:43 PM   Edit

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