Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Banana pakoda - Bale hannina pakoda - Ripe banana pakora

pakoda in a serving plate
Banana pakoda recipe - Ripe banana pakora is a deep fried snack made with banana and rice rava, popular in Coastal Karnataka. It is a delicious snack with slightly sweet taste. This pakoda is usually fried in ghee but it can also be fried in oil. Earlier I had posted raw banana pakoda  which is a perfect tea time snack. This bale hannina pakoda is crunchy from our side and soft  from inside. It was aromatic and tasty.

Banana Pakoda Recipe
pakoda in a serving plate
Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - Serves 2

  • 2  large sized ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rice rava
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • Ghee for frying
Banana pakoda - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the rice,  drain the water and spread it on a thin cloth. Allow them to dry in shadow.
2.  When the rice dries, put it in a mixer jar and grind coarsely to make the thick rice rava. 
3.  Peel and chop the banana finely. Then mash it using a spoon. 
4.  Mix the rice rava, mashed banana, jaggery and salt  together.
5.  Mix well and make a paste as shown below.
 rice rava, banan, jaggery mixed
6.  Heat ghee in a frying pan. Take some paste and drop them gently in ghee as shown below. Allow them to cook till they become hard from bottom.
 deep frying the batter to make pakoda
7.  Then turn gently to cook from all sides. Rotate and fry them on low flame until crisp and golden brown.
fried pakoda
8.  When it is done, remove and drain with a slotted spoon. Serve the bale hannina pakoda hot after 2-3 minutes.
balehannina pakoda is ready to serve


  1. Mouthwatering fritters...pass me that plate.

  2. Scrumptious fritters :) Looks super tasty :)

  3. Wow!! pakodas look yummy ..tempeting snack. Drooling here.loved it.Trying it.

  4. These are very new to me...Looks yummy

  5. wow!yummy snack!sounds easy to prepare

  6. Awesome Vidya, very very tempting...

  7. delicious crispy banana fritters with lovely clicks.

  8. Very tempting and inviting fritters.. looks awesome !!

  9. Looks super delicious

  10. Fried in ghee? Wow! Yummy!


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