Ripe Banana Fritters / Palam pori as they call it, is a famous tea time snack in Kerala. People familiar with the Keralite cuisine will know how delicious this snack tastes. I am an ardent fan of this and prefer to have it anytime. So whenever we have ripe nendram palams at home mom makes it a point to make me some of these and I just gobble them down in minutes without sharing it with anyone. But this time when she made it, poor me… got only 3 pieces cos there was huss dear sitting nearby who is now a newly-turned fan of this.
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
Yellow food coloring / Turmeric powder – a pinch
Sugar – 3 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Baking powder – ¼ tsp
Water – as needed
Nendram Palam – 1
Oil – for frying
Sieve the maida, rice flour and baking powder together.
To this add turmeric powder/food coloring, sugar and salt and combine well.
Add water and mix well and bring it to a semi-liquid consistency.
Slice the bananas as shown below.
Dip this in the flour mixture.
Fry till golden brown
Pat the excess oil using tissue.
Serve as tea-time snack !!!
I had some excess flour mixture to which I added some sugar and fried. It was equally crispy and tasty.