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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ethakka Appam (Pazham Pori) | Ripe Plantain Fritters

Ripe plantain fritters or commonly known as Pazham Pori / Ethakka appam in Kerala is a famous tea stall snack that is devoured equally by young & old age groups.We all are quite addicted to this snack and I know there are many others too.This is one of the important marking snack at railway stations in all seasons though its more oily but you can't resist the looks & I always had it during our train journeys.Plantains are a speciality of Kerala and are very commonly found,and that also may be a reason for this snack to run popular through ages.Anyways stories apart,a simple & delicious snack to serve with a cup of tea!!


Ingredients
ripe plantains 2 or 3
all purpose flour 3/4 cup
turmeric powder 1/3tsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
sugar 2tsp
salt

oil to  deep fry


Method
-Prepare a batter using the flour,sugar,salt & turmeric powder without any lumps.The batter should be of a slightly thick consistency(like dosa/pancake batter).
-Add the cumin seeds and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
-Peel the plantains and cut lengthwise slices and then cut horizontally in between(thin slices cooks faster).
-Heat oil in a kadai /wok and bring the oil to boil.
-Dip the slices in the batter and spoon each slices into the oil once the oil is reached the boil.
-Flip and turn the slices and fry both sides till it changes color.Repeat the same step for other slices too. (If batter remains just spoon it into the oil,cook both sides and serve too,tastes good.)
-Remove it on a paper towel and serve hot with tea!!

Servings ~around 20 fritters with 3 plantains

NOTES
*You can omit the sugar if you wish,it enhances the taste of the flour coated.
* You can add yellow color too,turmeric is used to add color.
* The snack is not oil free but you can't resist these with just one:-)


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49 comments:

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I have tasted these before and they are awesome.

Pranjali said... Best Blogger Tips

hello julie,
You have a wonderful blog.M happy to follow it.
Fritters look very delicious.

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new to me..Looks delicious
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Very new to me..Looks delicious
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Jasna's kitchen creations said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking great - love them!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious to snack looks wonderful

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tempting, have to try this, I never made bhajjis with ripe plantains..

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

love the slightly sweet taste of this snack.Have had it many times in my relatives place who stayed in Cochin for quite some time

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely..have been planning to make this for a long time..never got around to it though!

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

all time favourite.. :)

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nostalgic and awesome.Pazhampori is one amazing snack.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this anytime with a cup of coffee. Nice one...

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

who can resist these pazham pori..one of my childhood favourites :)

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Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

My favourite tea time snack :) Just dread the oil though!

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

EASY AND TASTY.

khushi said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect fritters with a cup of tea

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had these.. they look so crispy & nice :)

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San said... Best Blogger Tips

How much i love these, hmm i will forget my counts when it comes to plaintain fritters. Very well made.

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav snack.... Love it and urs look mouthwatering..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect for a afternoon tea!

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting snack

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

droooool!!!!!!!:)

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....superb pazham pori.....yummy snack...

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

very crisp and delicious snack..heard about it many times but never tried..now after seeing the tempting clicks ,I will surely try this..
Anjana

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah I loved eating from every food hawker who got up in trains! These look so yummy....:-)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

i would love a plate of that! looks yum

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

pazham pori looks yum

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling over your site! the food, the recipes, your photography. 

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Love fritters; i can just imaging with plantains; looks wonderful Julie!
RIta

NiVi said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy.. :) :) snack..

Shree said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried it with Ripe banana. .looks yumm...

Turmeric n Spice said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried these - wld love to

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the banana fritters dear....this is one of my favorites :-)

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Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

if u were my neighbour u wud have my whole fly for tea....all here love dis

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

The husband loves this. And it looks superb.

belesaaru said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this snack, I remember having it when I went to visit Kerala with my parents. Awesome to have it with chai!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

pazham poriyum,chayayum..super combo...mouthawtering....combo

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really yumm.loved the colour.tempting n mouthwatering......
Maha

Sreevalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. I learned this recipe from my dad.. He visits kerala every year & love's these fritters..

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very tempting...lovely fritters...nicely done!!

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking pazham pori....love it

Roshan said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum .. the addition of cumin is new to me...i usually add sesame..

thanks for linking it to WTML...

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

That's an awesome snack!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favourite ...yumm.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!,Yum Yum Fritters Dear.One of my fav Teatime snack. Luks Yumm!

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG...my all time fav snack....looks so perfect!!

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one. Thanks for linking it to 'Only'.

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Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting snack !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, lovely street food from Kerala!
Very homely looking pazham pori. (Long back)Our school excursions would always be to some place in Kerala & every time I was there, never missed the opportunity to taste this fry!!
Nice recipe.