Friday, May 18, 2012

Pisang Goreng/Deep fried bananas: An Indonesian Delicacy

We had Pisang Goreng when we visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia. My hubby loved it. I could smell the egg in the dish & avoided eating them. I do eat cakes made out of egg, but cannot bear the smell of it. I avoid pancakes & muffins for the same reason!

After many years, I thought of making them at home. I had the vague idea of what went in it & tried to reproduce it. I did not add eggs. I replaced eggs with buttermilk & baking soda.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10-15 mins
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients: (Makes around 12 fried bananas)
For the batter:
Rice flour: 3/4th cup
Plain flour: 1/4th cup
Baking powder: 1/4th tsp
Butter milk: 3 tbsp
Baking soda: a pinch
Sugar: 1-2 tbsp, adjust according to your needs
Salt: a pinch
Water: As needed.

Bananas: 2 large, cut into 1 inches
Oil: For deep frying

Sieve the rice flour, plain flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt twice.
Add the flour mixture to a bowl. Add the sugar, buttermilk & whisk well.
Add few teaspoons of water at a time & mix until a thick batter is formed (Batter should be similar to pakora/bajji/bonda batter).

Heat the oil in a kadai/pan. When oil is hot, dip the cut banana slices into the batter & drop them gently onto the hot oil. Repeat the dipping & dropping procedure for the remaining banana slices. 

Flip & cook the bananas on all the sides until light golden in color. 
Remove from heat & drop them on kitchen towel & let them rest for a while. 
Serve them hot with a dip. Honey or maple syrup should taste great as a dip for these fried bananas.

Use firm & just ripe bananas while making these. If you use over-ripe bananas, the deep fried bananas will become too soft.


  1. Delicious looking deep fried bananas. Wonderfully prepared.


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  3. Looks delicious. You have a great blog here. I will be following it hereafter.


  4. wonderful recipe...
    Thx. for sharing :)

  5. Wat an interesting fritters.

  6. Looks so tempting. Nice dish.

  7. OMG... this is so new but so similar to Kerala pazham pori... Thanks for sharing..
    Krithi's Kitchen

  8. looks so delicious and thanks for sharing

  9. Delicious! My SIL is from Kerala and her mother makes a similar dish with banana. Strange how you find similarities across the globe, right?

  10. Havenot tasted this yet, looks sinfully delicious!

  11. yummy....

  12. Wow...that's an yum fritter with banana's.....



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