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Banana Appam Snack

Banana appam is a great way to use over-ripe banana's along with few more ingredients which are easily available at home. This snack can be made and stored for about 3 days in an airtight container, (if its a hot place then fridge is ideal) It is equally relished by kids and adults. These are crispy from outside and soft from inside. This is similar to unniappam, a popular snack from kerala. It is mainly made of maida or all purpose flour, Unniappam is made of rice flour. This is deep fried whereas unniappam is shallow fried. You can use the same batter to make unniappam with a little bit of variations. I also use wheat flour instead of maida in this recipe. You can use maida or also half and half. Lets get right into the recipe. Step by step images given below

🔸Do check the NOTES below for some tips 

  • Over ripe Bananas's- 2
  • Maida /All purpose flour or wheat flour -1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup or less if you like 
  • Water- 1/2 cup (to make batter)
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Baking soda- a pinch 
  • Oil- (For frying) - 1 cup 
  1. In a mixing bowl add banana and mash it up with a fork until smooth
  2. Add all purpose flour/ Maida or wheat flour (if using), Sugar, crushed cardamom and mix well 
  3. The batter should be in dosa batter consistency and allow the batter to sit for about 20 mins
  4. Heat oil in a kadai for frying, once oil is hot drop small portions of the batter and fry them on medium heat till it turns golden brown. 
  • You can make these with fresh ripe banana as well. But overripe makes it more tastier 
  • These can be stored in airtight container for about 3 days. 
  • I used sunflower oil. You can use coconut oil too
  • Also you can add coconut bits into the batter for that extra crunch
  • I use half cup wheat flour and half cup maida. One can use only wheat for a healthier snack 
  • We can use melted jaggery also instead of sugar. But this will give a slight different flavour than the sugar one.
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