I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. This weekend I was in the process of de cluttering my kitchen. I got inspired by one fellow blogger(http://onehotstove.blogspot.com/2010/05/bb4-whats-lurking-in-kitchen.html) ........ As I scanned through my pantry, I saw some All Purpose Flour and fennel seeds at the end of their self life. A couple of Bananas waited on the self to be trashed away if not consumed the very day. I was not very motivated to eat those bananas as is. I was unsure what to do with these ingredients combined together. Suddenly I remembered eating fried bananas with ice cream in a Thai Restaurant. Voila ....... I used my instincts and prepared this dish. I not only saved myself from the guilt of wasting food but also came up with a great recipe.
Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Serves - 2
Ripe Bananas - 2
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1.5 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 2
Milk - 2 tbsp
Salt - one pinch
Baking Powder - one pinch
Oil for frying
Method of Preparation
1 Cut the bananas into thick slices
2 Mix All Purpose Flour and Milk to make a thick batter
3 Crush Cardamoms and fennel seeds and add to the batter.
4 Mix sugar,salt and baking powder.
5 Heat oil in a deep pan/ kadhai to medium-high.
6 Dip the banana slices into this batter to form a coating and deep fry.
7 Fry till golden brown on both sides.
8 Remove on a paper towel to soak any excess oil.
It tastes great as a snack. Combine with Vanilla ice cream when hot and serve as a dessert.It is a great way to camouflage bananas and feed kids :)
Heat the oil well before frying. This helps soak less oil when frying. Add milk slowly when making the batter to avoid making the batter watery.In case you are allergic to milk, use water instead.
Try using brown sugar instead.Use Sesame seed instead of fennel seeds and coconut milk instead of milk
All Purpose Flour - Maida, Fennel Seeds - Saunf,Cardamon - Green Elaichi.