Pazham Nurukku


Pazham Nurukku is a delightful and enjoyable variation of traditional South Indian snacks. It combines the crispy texture of bananas with the sweet and rich flavors of jaggery. Jaggery is termed ‘vellam’ or ‘gur’ in Indian languges and is a natural and tasty sweetener prepared from sugarcane juice or palm sap. The caramel like flavor and distinct taste is unique. For preparing the delicious snack, ripe bananas are cut into rounds and fried in ghee to a crispy golden brown color. Once they are fried perfect, strained jaggery syrup is poured into the pan and roasted in low flame. The mixture thickens and a pinch of cardamom powder is sprinkled into the dish. The dish becomes dry and is ready for serving. The fried banana pieces absorb the sweet taste and flavors of jaggery. The result of the preparation is a delectable and lip smacking combination of the fried banana pieces coated in a thickened jaggery syrup.

Pazham Nurukku is commonly served as a dessert or treat during weddings, celebrations and festive gatherings. The uniquely flavored jaggery add a touch of merriment and indulgence to the beloved and special Pazham Nurukku. The combination of the caramel notes from the jaggery syrup and the natural sweetness of the jaggery complements the natural sweet flavors of the bananas. The contrast in texture between the crispy outer exterior of bananas and the soft soaked interior add to the delightful experience. It totally creates a balanced and harmonious blend of flavors that will surely satisfy the sweet tooth. The snack is a twist from a classic and traditional South Indian snack, combining the crunchiness of the fried bananas with lusciousness of the jaggery syrup. Bananas are rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Pazham Nurukku recipe here. Enjoy.


Pazham Nurukku

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people



  • Cut banana into one inch round pieces.
  • Pour water and add the jaggery in a pan. Heat until the jaggery melts. Strain to remove dirt if any.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and transfer banana pieces into the hot pan.
  • When the banana turns light brown in colour, add melted jaggery to it.
  • Mix well and cook it for 5 minutes in medium flame. Add cardamom powder and remove from the flame after it becomes dry.
  • Tasty Pazham Nurukku is ready to serve.


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