I would love to visit Thailand because of its similarities to Kerala with luscious coconut trees, elephants (my weakness), its cuisine and its street food culture. When I saw a YouTube video where they were making Thai banana fritters I was interested in learning more about this dish.
Thai Style Banana Fritters/ Kulay Kaek
- 3/4 cup Rice flour
- 1/4 cup Tapioca starch:
- 1/3 cup Grated Coconut I used desiccated coconut, you can use fresh grated coconut
- 4 1/2 Plantains For traditional try Namwah banana/ lady finger banana
- 1 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 4 Canola oil for frying use your favorite oil
- eel and slice plantains into 4 inch slices and keep aside. First make a cut in the horizontal and then make another two cut longitudinally on a plantain.
- In a bowl mix all rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, salt, sesame seeds, coconut and water to make loose batter similar to dosa /crepe batter.
- Heat oil in a thick bottom pan and it become hot or about 375 F, add plantain dipped in batter and cook them for 3 minutes one side and flip the other side and cook for another 3 minutes until it cooked well or golden brown. You can fry 3-4 depending upon the vessel. Remove them from oil using a slotted spoon. And strain extra oil using a kitchen tissue.
- Enjoy these crispy beauties with coffee or tea.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.