Quick and Easy Banana Semolina Fritters
Banana semolina fritters are perfect tea time snack and you cannot stop munching. Do you often look for snack ideas? I often like to try new snack recipes. If you are looking for delightful sweet bites to satisfy your sweet cravings, you have come to the right place. These fitters are not overly sweet, but just enough sweetness to indulge with hot piping tea. Bananas are naturally sweet, and the small variety I have used here is sweeter and flavorful. These golden brown crispy delicious fitters have a taste all to its own and are quite addictive.
Banana fritters are a staple at home. I make them all the time, especially when I have overripe bananas sitting on the counter. A fritter is an easy option and I have made them in so many different ways. If it is plantains it is always pazham pori,Pazham nirachathu or unnakaya. With regular bananas I make Thai fried bananas,sarkara appam, unniappam or unnimathuram. These semolina banana fitters is now one of my favorite recipes. It is so easy to put together and they are gone in minutes. Kiddo likes to have his share with vanilla ice cream.
I got this recipe from the worn-out pages of an old cookbook. Reading through the recipe, it sounded very unique. But I did have my fair share of mishaps and making the perfect fritters was quite a learning process. Let me share with you some of the tips I learned during the process. When I tried it the first time it turned out a little dry. I even tried soaking the semolina for half an hour. So I brought some minor changes to the recipe by adding the bananas. This time it was perfect and moist and I could not stop munching these delightful sweet bites. Bananas and eggs give it the fluffy moist and spongy inside and semolina the crispy crust. Cardamom and ghee add a pleasant aroma and taste. Try this recipe, you will surely love these yummy fritters. Serve warm as they are or dusted with icing sugar. Also try other topping syrup, honey or ice cream. Happy cooking and have fun eating them!
The type of banana you can use for this recipe
Use any type of overripe banana. I have used baby bananas. They tend to be sweeter than regular bananas. Bananas of any kind will do. Have you tried red banana? It is also very sweet and creamy You can also opt for overripe plantains.
Main ingredients in this recipe are semolina, eggs, and banana. You can alternatively use flour or wheat flour. Semolina has a sweet nutty flavor and is very crispy when fried. You can also make this recipe without eggs, it will taste just as good. Add 1 cup of water and soak the semolina for half an hour.
You can make several variations to this recipe like adding coconut flakes, toasted nuts, toasted sesame seeds, etc. You can also use jaggery or palm sugar instead of sugar for a rich molasses taste and flavor. Cardamom adds a pleasant aroma that I love about this recipe. Not a fan of cardamom? Try cinnamon, nutmeg,pumpkin spice mix or vanilla essence.
How to make Banana Semolina Fitters
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Recipe type- snack
Semolina- 1 1/2 cup
milk- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 2 tbs
(according to sweet preference)
Cardamon crushed- 5
Salt- a pinch
Baking soda- a pinch
Chopped Cashew nuts- 1 1/2 tbs
Ghee- 1/2 tsp
Oil for frying
In a bowl mix semolina flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. In bowl whisk eggs and milk.
Mash the banana and mix this into the semolina. Pour in the egg mixture, melted ghee, chopped cashew nuts, and cardamom powder.
Mix well and let it sit for half an hour. If the batter becomes too thick add a tablespoon or two of water. Your batter should not be too thick or too thin. It should able to easily slide off a spoon.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. Keep the oil hot 375 degrees F to make crispy fritters to avoid soaking up the oil.
Pour a spoon full of batter into the oil. Spoon in five to six fitters at a time. Fry in medium flame till one side is golden and flip over to the other side and fry till both sides are golden brown. Do not use high heat. The outside will get browned up quickly and the inside will not cook properly. Drain into paper towels. Serve with tea.
Hope you will all enjoy!