Sunday, 5 April 2015

Pazham Nirachathu (Stuffed Plantain)

A very popular snack in Malabar cuisine, Bananas are stuffed with coconut mixture and dipped in a maida batter and fried. so here is wonderful and super Pazham nirachatu.

  • Ripe Banana / Plantain 4nos
  • Grated coconut 8 tbsp
  • Cardamom 4 nos (crushed)
  • Sugar 6 tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts 5-10 (chopped)
  • Raisins 10 nos
  • Ghee 2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying
For covering
  • Maida / all purpose flour 5 tbsp
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
  • water as required
  • salt a pinch


Heat a non stick pan with the ghee, add the chopped cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom, to the pan and heat it until the nuts are fried. add the grated coconuts and saute well, add sugar and combine well. Remove from the stove and keep it aside.

In a bowl mix together the maid/ all purpose flour, sugar and salt, add water to this little by little and make a thick batter out of it.

Peel the banana / plantain and make a shallow slit lengthwise, remove the centre portion with black seeds. 

Thickly fill the fried coconut stuffing mixture into the slit made in the banana.

Heat oil in another pan, and just seal the bananas nick created for filling with the batter. 

When the oil becomes hot minimise the flame and carefully dip the sealed bananas.

Fry them till they become golden brown in colour (carefully flipping in between).

Drain them into a kitchen tissue and serve it hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

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