Banana fritters is a famous Bengali delicacy, which is commonly prepared during Makar Sankranti and Janmashtami festival holidays. If you have ripe bananas with you then you should try this yummy yet super easy snack. It is crunchy from outside and soft inside, these fritters are just perfect to munch on with a cup of coffee or tea. It is a delicious, mouth-watering recipe with the goodness of coconut and banana. (Also read –> Blueberry Smoothie – The Healthy Breakfast)
The ingredients used in this recipe is very healthy, but it is deep-fried and has lots of calories. So, I always prefer to bake over deep frying. But, there is nothing wrong to enjoy this delicious deep-fried recipe for one day, right??
As banana is sweet already, you need to regulate the jaggery quantity in the recipe accordingly. I have used powdered jaggery instead of the refined sugar in this recipe. (Also read –> Jaggery : The Best Sugar Alternative)
Ingredients Of Banana Fritters
2 – Ripe Banana
1/4 tsp – Cinnamon Powder
A Pinch – Fresh Grated Nutmeg (optional)
1/4 tsp – Fresh Crushed Cardamom
A Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp – Baking Soda
1 Cup – Rice Flour
1/4 Cup – Powdered jaggery
2 tbsp – Wheat Flour
2 tbsp – Semolina
2 tbsp – Fresh Grated Coconut
2-3 tbsp – milk/water if required
Oil for deep frying
Peel and mash well the bananas well in a bowl. Add jaggery, salt, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, nutmeg and mix well.
Now add rice flour, whole wheat flour, semolina, coconut, baking soda and give a good mix to avoid any lumps. If the batter is very thick add 2-3 tbsp of milk or water (I used water), don’t add too much of liquid.
Heat oil in a wok for deep frying, drop 6-7 (don’t overcrowd) lemon sized fritters with hand or using a spoon and cook in medium flame until both sides become golden brown.
Once done, transfer onto a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil. Serve it hot with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy Bengali style Kolar Bora or banana fritters.