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Pazham pori | Ethakka appam -One of the most popular Kerala tea time snack.Made from ripe plantains these can be made just under 15 minutes.

Pazham port with tea

parham pori

Makes: 8 nos

  1. Etahakka /Nendrapazham ( ripe plantains)- 2 nos
  2. All purpose flour-1/2 cup
  3. Rice flour-1 to 11/2 tbsp (optional)
  4. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds- 1 pinch (optional)
  6. Salt-one pinch
  7. Water -As required
  8. Coconut oil- for deep frying


  • Peel the plantains and cut it  vertically into two.Cut each slice again into two .Set aside until required.
  • To prepare the batter combine the all purpose flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, cumin seeds ,salt and water in a mixing bowl.Mix well using a fork or a whisk to form a thick flowing batter.Make sure you add the water little by little to avoid lumps from forming.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.Dip the sliced banana in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.Make sure you turn the sides once or twice in between for even cooking.Once it is done, drain onto a kitchen towel and serve immediately with tea or coffee.
  • If you prefer slightly sweeter Pazham pori | Ethakka appam ,add 1 tsp of sugar to the batter.
  • You can also use rice flour instead of all purpose flour ,if you like it to be really crispy on the outside.
  • You could also add 1/2 tsp of black sesame seeds to the batter ,if you prefer.
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parham port with tea


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    January 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    All the pictures are inviting. Please pass me some.

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    Suja Manoj
    January 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Tempting,perfect and yummy snack

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    January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Looks so tempting

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    January 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

    very tempting.. Love to hv some

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    Nandita Pai
    January 17, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Oh I love pazhampori!! I miss it now 🙁 These look delicious! 🙂

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    Rumana Rawat
    January 17, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Looks very tasty and yummy…

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    January 17, 2013 at 4:37 am

    appealing pics…great going….. 🙂

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    January 17, 2013 at 7:07 am

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    Princy Vinoth
    January 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    lovely pics and my fav snack!

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    Priya Suresh
    January 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Cant take my eyes from ur pâzham pori,drooling here.

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    January 19, 2013 at 6:04 am

    it's very tasty,
    i like the photograph, 'pazham pori, tea, manorama daily and specs', a typical 4pm coffee table in kerala!

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