Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pazham nirachathu /Stuffed banana

Pazham nirachathu is another malabar dish and is a part of Ifthar party. This is a very tasty snack with coconut filling and dipped in maida batter. It is a very healthy snack for kids.

Ripe banana /Ethakka – 2nos medium

For fillings
Grated coconut – 5tsp
Sugar -3tsp
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Chopped cashew – 2-3tsp
Raisins – 1tsp
Ghee – 2tsp

To cover the fillings
All purpose flour/ Maida – 4tsp
Rice flour – 2tsp
Salt – a pinch
Water to make thick paste – 2-4tsp

For dipping batter
Maida – ½- ¾ cup
Sugar – 3tsp
Turmeric – ¼ tsp (optional)
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Water – ¼ - ½ cup (to make thick batter to dip banana )
Ghee for frying -3-4tsp

How to prepare
For filling
=►Mix grated coconut, cardamom powder and sugar.
=►Heat 2tsp of ghee in a pan and put above coconut mixture, cashews and raisins.
=►Saute it for 2-3min and leave the mixture to cool down.

To cover the fillings
=►Mix maida (4stp), rice flour, salt along with 2-4tsp of water and make thick paste.

For Making dipping batter
=►Mix together maida ( ½ - ¾ cup), sugar ,turmeric(optional), cardamom powder.
=►And add enough water to make thick batter.

To stuff the banana
=►Make a slit in banana (centre of banana) and another slit between 2inch width as shown in the picture.
=►separate that Piece from the banana and put filling mixture into that (2-3tsp) and cover it with the same piece what we took before.
=►Then seal the gap with thick maida paste.
=►Now dip whole banana in batter and fry it very well.


  1. woowww.. wonderful dish and super explanation to it. very tempting snack.

  2. Pazham Nirachathu looks delicious.

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  4. Wonderful dish Lisha.....
    Haven't tried this..