Thai Fried Bananas
Thai fried bananas is very popular in restaurants and also a yummy street food. When I first read the recipe it sounded interesting and I wanted to replicate this popular street food at home.It is made with Thai bananas and the batter is made with coconut milk and rice flour. The first time I saw these bananas fitters, I thought that it was just like the Kerala pazham pori/ plantain fitters. It looks somewhat similar,but this had a unique taste and favor.It has enticing flavor and taste of sweet banana, coconut milk and fresh grated coconut. The rice flour makes it super crispy. This is a sure winner if
you have sudden guests at home.
You can find Thai banana at any South Asian market. If you cannot find them use any banana with a firm texture to make these fitters. Ripe plantains can also be used. It is a sweet dessert and can be served on its own,but to make it extra special serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Thai Bananas- 7-8
Rice flour- 2 cup
Baking soda- 1/8 tsp
Coconut milk- 1 cup
water – 1 1/2 cup
(adjust according to consistency you need)
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Fresh grated coconut- 3/4 cup
Sesame seeds- 1 tbs
Oil for frying
Peel the plantain and then slit it lengthwise. I cut into three pieces lengthwise.
In a large mixing bowl combine rice flour,sugar, a pinch of salt,baking powder ,fresh grated coconut and sesame seeds. Add water and coconut milk and mix into a smooth batter with no lumps. The batter will be thin to begin with but will thicken as it sits.So adjust consistency by adding more water if needed. Let it sit for 10 minutes on the counter.
Put banana slices into the batter. Pick up one slice at a time, make
sure it is completely coated with the batter and gently slide into the
hot oil.Fry in batches.Flip and fry till both sides are evenly brown.
Drain excess oil using paper towel.Serve on its own or drizzle with honey or with ice cream.
If you like this banana snack, you might also like these snack recipes..
Pazham Pori/Kerala plantain fitters
Pazham Nirachathu/Sweet stuffed plantain
Roti Jala/Net Pancake
Malaysian Chicken curry Puffs
Hope you will all enjoy!