Quick and easy to make tea time snack. Soft and chewy on the inside, with every bite giving you the juicy taste of ripe bananas. The added rice powder gives it a slight crunchiness while retaining the fluffy texture. The balls are deep fried in coconut oil which gives it an extra flavor to soothe your taste buds.
- Ripe bananas – 3
- Plain flour (Maida) – 2 cups
- Rice flour – ½ cup
- Egg – 1
- Sugar 3-4 teaspoons depending on sweetness of bananas
- Pinch of salt
- Coconut oil
- Mix the bananas well with the plain flour and rice flour. You can use your hand to properly mix this.
- Add one egg, sugar and a pinch of salt and continue to mix.
- Add water and make the batter such that its neither too runny nor too dry. You should be able to scoop up a spoonful.
- Heat coconut oil in a pan and slowly add spoonful of the batter to the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.
- Serve with hot black tea.
- You can add cardamom powder to the batter for added flavor.
- You can use any variety of bananas to make this except the traditional Kerala bananas (Nendras).
- You can avoid adding rice powder if you don’t want it to be crispy. This can be made eggless also.
- To use little oil and avoid deep frying, you can use an unniappam pan.