Pazham Pori otherwise nicknamed Ethakka Appam is an all-time favorite and a traditional snack of Malayalee population. These banana fritters are prepared from a variety of plantain named Nendrapazham. Ripe banana slices are dipped in a sweetened maida batter and deep fried to a golden brown colour. Rich in potassium and vitamins, Pazham Pori makes a perfect snack for evenings and is available almost everywhere.
This snack is very easy to prepare at home with very minimal ingredients. Mix together required maida flour, turmeric, sugar, cumin and water to prepare a thick running batter. Thin banana slices are dipped in the batter and deep fried in hot boiling oil. Relishing Pazham Pori over a cup of piping hot tea is a pleasure.