April 12, 2013

Kela pakoda recipe - Raw banana pakora

raw banana pakoda  in a serving bowl
Kela pakoda recipe - Banana fritter is a deep fried snack prepared with raw bananas, gram flour, rice flour and corn flour along with other ingredients. Hot pakoda  goes well with mint coriander chutney  or  tomato chutney. You can enjoy it with hot coffee, tea, milkshakes or juices.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20  minutes
Yield - serves 2

Ingredients 
  • 2 raw bananas
  • 3/4  cup gram flour / kadle hittu / besan
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • pinch of carom seeds / ajwain
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Method 


1.  Mix the gram flour, rice flour and corn flour together in a bowl. Mix well. Add a tsp of chilly powder, turmeric powder, ajwain and salt to it. Mix well.
mix the flour, chilli powder, and salt
2.  Now add some water and make a thick batter to coat the banana slices. Make a thicker batter to get a thicker coat.
make a thick batter
3.  Wash, peel and chop the bananas into thin slices. Apply 1/2 tsp chilly powder and a pinch of salt to the banana slices and keep it aside for 2 - 3 minutes.
marinate the banana slices
4.  Heat oil in a frying pan . Take 1 tbsp hot oil from the pan and mix with the batter.Now dip few  banana slices in the batter and drop them gently in oil one by one.

5.  Allow them to cook till golden brown from bottom. Now, turn gently to cook the other side. Fry on medium low flame till golden brown from both sides.
dip in the batter and fry

6.  When it is done,  remove and drain with a slotted spoon.
drain the pakoda


7.  Serve kela pakoda hot with mint coriander chutney or tomato chutney.
Raw banana pakoda  is ready to serve

20 comments:

  1. Hey Vidya, yummy bajji. Same pinch I made potato bajii last evening...

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  2. perfect tea time snack..looks nice

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  3. Wow! very delicious snack recipe Vidya :-)

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  4. Bhajji really looks yumm. Book marked this recipe.

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  5. Yumy. It's easy. Me too love to try those bhajjis

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  6. Yummy savoury snack..perfcet with beverages.will try this for sure.

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  7. Thanks, please try them and let me know how they were.

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  8. Thank you friends for your lovely comments.

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  9. loved this always as a kid,yummmy!!

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  10. looks yummy n delicious...

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  11. Looks perfect and the crust looks so crispy. worth a try and combo with tea.
    Do drop in sometime to my place and also participate in the giveaway
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  12. Looks perfect and the crust looks so crispy. worth a try and combo with tea.
    Do drop in sometime to my place and also participate in the giveaway
    http://aathidhyam.blogspot.in

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  13. perfect tea time snack, lov it...

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  14. I want that whole plate..soo tempting.

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  15. dis is just Yummy n mouthwatering!!
    MAHA

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  16. Yum..can have this any time ..

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