Banana Fritters Recipe
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Banana Fritters Recipe


Banana Fritters Recipe – Vegan

Banana Fritters or Banana Bhaji is a classic South Indian recipe that is apt for monsoon season. Bhaji is best paired with tea or coffee, which makes the combo perfect for the rainy season. With just a handful of ingredients like raw banana, besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric, baking soda, salt and water, you can make scrumptious Banana Fritters at home. We have used mustard oil to fry the fritters here, but you can use coconut oil to add more ‘South Indian’ flavours to the dish.

If you don’t want to deep fry the fritters, you can shallow fry them in 2-4 tbsp of oil on a non-stick tawa. Banana Fritters are a mix of slightly sweet and salty flavours which will offer a unique experience to your taste buds. Pair up the Banana Fritters with chutney of your choice like mint chutney, ketchup etc. If you love trying out different recipes at home, then bookmark this recipe for next time.

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How to make Banana Fritters

1. Prepare the raw banana

Peel the raw banana and cut it into long and thin slices. Soak it in water for 5 minutes and meanwhile prepare the batter.

2. Batter preparation

In a bowl, add besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric along with 1/2 cup of water. Give a good mix to make a thick batter. Add baking soda and whisk to make the batter fluffy.

3. Dip banana slices in the batter

Take out the banana slices from the water and pat them dry using a kitchen towel. Now dip them in the besan batter and coat well from all sides.

4. Heat oil in a kadhai

Pour oil into a kadhai and keep on high heat. Once smoke arises from the oil, turn the flame to medium. This step is crucial if you are using mustard oil.

5. Fry the banana

Now gently drop the coated banana slices in hot oil. Deep fry from both sides until golden in colour. Take out the fried pieces on an absorbent paper.

6. Ready to be served

Banana Fritters are now ready to be served. Pair up with chutney of your choice and serve.

Ingredients of Banana Fritters

  • 8 Servings
  • 1 large green unripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt as required
  • 1 cup mustard oil
  • 3/4 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup water