Wheat Flour Pazham Pori, otherwise called Ethakka Appam, is a favorite and telling a little further ‘a nostalgic’ snack for many of us. Here I have used wheat flour (atta podi) instead of maida without compromising its taste and texture. ‘How To Make Pazham Pori With Wheat Flour’ is a common question that keeps rising these days especially since maida flour has lost its charm we are getting more and more aware of its ill effects. Thanks to wheat flour, the problem has been sorted out and you can relish your favorite Wheat Flour Pazham Pori with a cup of hot tea, without any cause for concern. This is an Instant sweet snack in Kerala Cuisine made by frying batter coated banana pieces in hot boiling oil. We use ‘Nenthran Pazham’ or ‘Etha pazham’ for the snack. These type of bananas are firm even after ripening.
Frying in coconut oil makes all the difference. The aroma and flavor of coconut oil contributes well to the Wheat Flour Pazham Pori making it a lip smacking dish. This is my all time favorite snack, very popular and available in almost all tea shops in Kerala. Bananas grow plenty in Kerala and hence this traditional snack is very economical here. It requires just a few minutes for the preparation with limited readily available ingredients. You can pack the snack in your kid’s snack box and your kid will love the sweet snack. Now you can easily prepare Wheat Flour Pazham Pori at home without any concern of the oil used in tea shops. When these bananas are raw, we make another popular delicacy called ‘Banana Chips’. For those residing outside Kerala, we rarely get ‘Nendran Pazham’. For preparing the snack, the bananas should be neither raw nor over ripe. Over ripe bananas are difficult to slice and it consumes a lot of oil making it unhealthy. You can discover a well detailed snack here.