I can never tire myself of hunting for recipes that make use of overripe bananas. If you ask me why we buy so much that eventually ends up wasted, well, it doesn’t. Like most households, bananas are a staple fruit for us but most often than not, they end up turning a bit too ripe or perhaps I buy them when they are just right and within a couple of days they start showing signs of ageing! Sometimes (many times) I make Mangalore buns out of the overripe bananas and a few other times are reserved for baking with them. This time I decided to skip both and just make something quick and easy for our tea time snack. Some flour, sugar & nutmeg powder were all that accompanied the mashed bananas to turn them into a delicious batter for fritters. I did not deep fry these, instead, the shallow frying helped transform them into little flat pancakes. While I sprinkled them with some caster sugar before serving, icing sugar works well too. You can do without the garnish too but if you want to indulge your kids into something fancy, make it pretty.
My nephew became a fan of these for a couple of weeks. Then life got busy and I stopped making tea time snacks. Maybe I should make these again with the overripe bananas sitting in my kitchen! Do try these and let me know how you like them!
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A quick fix snack to curb those hunger pangs! Served at tea time, these fritters make for a simple yet delicious snack for little ones!
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2-3 teaspoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- pinch of salt
- ghee or oil for frying
- caster or confectioner's icing sugar to serve
In a bowl mash the banana very well.
Add the sugar, all purpose flour, nutmeg powder & salt and give everything a good mix till you get a lump free batter
Heat the ghee or oil in a frying pan or skillet and drop tablespoonfuls of the batter.
Fry on a medium-high heat till golden brown on both sides.
Remove onto an absorbent kitchen tissue. Serve warm sprinkled with caster sugar