Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Cinnamon Flavoured Banana Fritters - Gulgula

I have been keeping 3 bananas to ripe , I mean to 'over ripe' so that I can make flavourful banana bread for my neighbour. Today they were perfectly ripe and turned dark and looked ugly :) I was happy that it would make the moist banana bread. Unfortunately I did not have power all day and could not bake bread. I do not want to throw away those ripe bananas. That's when banana fritters quickly flashed in my mind. My mom makes these fritters for tea time and we gobble all of them before she brings the next batch of fritters. They are crispy outside, soft and moist inside. Coconut bits adds crunch to the bite. However adding coconut bits is optional. If you have over ripe banana, don't throw away. Make these banana fritters and serve hot with tea / Coffee


  • 3/4  Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Wheat flour ( if you don't have wheat flour use 1/4 cup All purpose flour itself )
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sooji / Semolina / Rava
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (add more if you like cinnamon flavour )
  • 2 Pinches of Cardamom Powder ( Elaichi powder )
  • 3 riped bananas (mashed )
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh brown coconut bits
  • Oil for deep drying 


1. In a mixing bowl combine AP flour, wheat flour , Semolina, salt, sugar, cinnamon powder, baking soda, baking powder

2. In a separate bowl mash the bananas with fork

3. Add mashed bananas and coconut bits to the flour mixture and combine until it is smooth. I did not add any liquid to make the batter. However if you feel your batter is not combined well , add milk one tablespoon at a time and make it a thick batter

4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, we can drop batter in the shape of balls
4. Using tow spoons, try to create a ball of the batter by moving the spoons back and forth and drop the balls directly in the hot oil. You can directly pinch batter in your hand and make balls and drop them in the oil . Drop 5 to 6 balls in the oil and fry them until golden
5. Change sides of the fritters and fry until the other side is also golden
6. Drain on the paper towel and serve hot with Tea / Coffee

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