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How to Cook Pisang Goreng: An Indonesian-Inspired Snack

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Learn how to cook pisang goreng

Learn how to cook pisang goreng

How to Cook Indonesian Deep-Fried Banana

A popular Indonesian snack, pisang goreng is battered and deep-fried banana. It is the Indonesian version of a banana fritter. I had the opportunity to enjoy authentic pisang goreng during my visit to Indonesia, where this snack is sold all day long by street vendors. Now that I'm on vacation again, I find myself craving this snack. I decided to try to re-create it at home.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

20 min

25 min

4 servings


  • 8 pieces banana, sliced
  • Chocolate sauce, store-bought

For the batter mix:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 + 1/8 water
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


For Preparation:

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  • 2 large bowls
  • 3 small bowls
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • strainer
  • plate


  1. Slice bananas. Set aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the batter mix.
  3. Dip each slice of banana into the prepared batter and fry.
  4. Strain excess oil.
  5. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
Indonesian pisang goreng

Indonesian pisang goreng

Tips and Techniques

  • Toss pisang goreng in a mixture of cinnamon and confectioner's sugar to add flavor.
  • Add a splash of your favorite rum into the batter mix to add flavor and aroma.
  • Make your own chocolate syrup.

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