How to Make Sweet Plantain Dessert Balls or Banana Fritters

Updated on January 17, 2020
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Plantain dessert balls or banana fritters
Plantain dessert balls or banana fritters

Making Ripe Plantain Dessert Balls or Banana Fritters

Plantains are a tasty, rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They can be included in many recipes. Ripe plantains are sweet, but their slight tanginess gives them a unique taste.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: One big bowl of fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 small bowl white raw rice, washed and soaked in water for 2-3 hours
  • 1 small bowl or 2 tablespoons ripe plantain, skin removed and the flesh roughly chopped
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup powdered jaggery, if not available, use sugar
  • 3 cardamom, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less salt, to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 tablespoon or more fine wheat semolina, to adjust the thickness of the batter

Instructions

  1. Wash rice. Soak in fresh water for 3 hours. Strain and set aside.
  2. Remove the skin of the ripe plantain and roughly chop.
  3. In a blender, add soaked rice, grated coconut, chopped plantain, crushed cardamom, powdered jaggery, and salt. Blend to get a near-smooth batter. No need to add water. Place the batter in a bowl.
  4. If the batter is loose, add some fine semolina to adjust the thickness. For making the fritters, the batter should be moderately thick like idli batter. Let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes. Mix well and check for taste. If you want more sweetness or saltiness, adjust accordingly.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying. Drop a blueberry-sized amounts of batter into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pot. Turn occasionally to make cooking uniform on all sides. Lower the heat once they are crispy.
  6. Fry until dark golden brown. Place them on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
  7. The ripe plantain sweet balls or banana fritters are ready to eat! Eat them at any time of the day. Enjoy!

Some Important Tips

1. Use jaggery to sweeten, as it has a unique flavor. If that's not available, use sugar.

2. No need to add water while blending the batter. Adjust the batter consistency by adding fine semolina.

3. You can store the batter in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours for later use.

4. These fritters taste best when cooled completely.

5. Store the fritters in the refrigerator after 1-2 days of making. You can refrigerate and use them for a week.

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Step one: Choose a properly ripe plantain(Nendra banana).Step two: Prepare all the ingredients.Step three: Put the ingredients in a blender.Step four: Add fine semolina to adjust for thickness.Step five: Rest the batter 15-20 minutes.Step six: Fry.Step seven: Place the fried balls on an absorbent paper towel.Step eight: Ripe plantain sweet balls or banana fritters are ready to serve. Happy eating!
Step one: Choose a properly ripe plantain(Nendra banana).
Step one: Choose a properly ripe plantain(Nendra banana).
Step two: Prepare all the ingredients.
Step two: Prepare all the ingredients.
Step three: Put the ingredients in a blender.
Step three: Put the ingredients in a blender.
Step four: Add fine semolina to adjust for thickness.
Step four: Add fine semolina to adjust for thickness.
Step five: Rest the batter 15-20 minutes.
Step five: Rest the batter 15-20 minutes.
Step six: Fry.
Step six: Fry.
Step seven: Place the fried balls on an absorbent paper towel.
Step seven: Place the fried balls on an absorbent paper towel.
Step eight: Ripe plantain sweet balls or banana fritters are ready to serve. Happy eating!
Step eight: Ripe plantain sweet balls or banana fritters are ready to serve. Happy eating!

Ripe Banana Fritters

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Nutritional Information of Plantain Sweet Balls or Banana Fritters

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 111
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 14 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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