Friday, October 10, 2008

Banana Sweet Appam


What happens after a looong tiring two weeks, when you get some spare time, absolutely nothing to do?? Sleep peacefully? Watch a movie? My house was quiet this evening as my hubby and my daughter were off to a birthday party. I didn't feel like joining them as I needed some time for myself after yet another exhausting work week. I relaxed a bit and then I managed to annoy a very good friend of mine over the phone for an hour (hope she forgives me!) as we had a lot to catch up. While I was done with that, what else I can do? Ofcourse, Blogging!

When I was a kid, I was not too thrilled about snacks or sweets. Just the word snacks were good enough to lose my interest. Everyone in my family and friends circle seemed to enjoy all kinds of snacks no matter however they taste. I liked may be one or two sweets, but savory snacks were far from my liking. Sometimes I used to wonder, if snacks were the only food on earth, what would I have chosen? And my answer was always "Laddoo". My only preferred sweet since childhood and my liking still continues. I can enjoy anything and everything that turns out being a laddoo. I am definitely convinced that our taste buds change as we grow. The things I used to dislike before are in my favorites now and some things that I used to love as a child have disappeared from my favorites list long back (ladoos are exceptions, he.. he). I have lately been trying all kinds of snacks and sweet recipes in my kitchen. After moving to this country, the sight of those glamarous desserts ignites that passion for them too. These days desserts are simply irresistible and I just can't seem to get enough of it.

Banana sweet appam is one such dish that I didn't have a great liking for, while growing up. But it seems to be flavoring my kitchen often nowadays - perhaps because it happens to be my hubby's and daughter's favorite snack dish. Also, obviously I can't avoid tasting the dish now and then, while preparing it and may be these factors got me hooked up to this sweet snack. I made this for Vijayadhasami yesterday after coming back from work. A quick and easy one done in 2 steps.

This entry goes for Mythreyee's Deep Fried Sweet Series event as well as Hima's Sunday Snack - Fry it event.


Procedure:

  • Banana - 1 (mashed)
  • All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda - 1 pinch
  • Coconut bits - a few (optional)
  • Cardamom - 1
Procedure:

  • Powder the Cardamom and add it to the flour. Add all other ingredients and make it to a thick batter consistency. Add very little water if absolutely needed, as banana releases moisture eventually and may make the batter too watery.
  • Drop spoons of batter in hot oil and deep fry.
Serve Warm.

28 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks yummmmm.......i have bookmarked ur kothamali adai recipe.

Priti said...

That's a quick and yummy snack...looking yummy...

rekhas kitchen said...

banana appam looks so mouth watering allredy lot of your recipe are waiting in my bookmark i have to start yaar

jayasree said...

This looks likes another version of Kerala Spl. pazham pori, where the banana slices are dipped in the batter fried.

Vaishali said...

Those look delicious, Sujatha. I love pairing bananas with sweets, so this recipe is welcome.

Laavanya said...

Oh I love this.. my mom always made these when we pestered for a snack and she had to come up with something immediately.

anudivya said...

Deep fried sweet goodness... looks very appetizing Sujatha.

Suma Rajesh said...

i do adding wheatflour..this sounds interesting..

Uma said...

ooh, appams look so good Sujatha! Easy and delicious sweet.

Cham said...

Now I undesrtand why u wanted my ladoos! Love ur ladoo shape appam Suja!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so cool. Looks so yummy. Turned out so cute for u. Love appam a lot....

Priyanka said...

Thats an interesting recipe...we make a similar recipe thats savory to taste- banana bhajjis using gram flour instead of maida.

Sireesha said...

Appams look sooo tempting and good sujatha..

Ramya Bala said...

This is our family favorite,but never used coconut bits..shud gd yaar..will try next time...

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy snack .. its also called buns in mangalore

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make in the same way except coconut bits...sounds good ,I will try adding next time:)

raaji said...

they came out so well....i have tasted sth similar to this on my way to kerala...banana bajji/sth they serve in trains ....i guess this one's quite different intaste.

Sujatha said...

Raaji, happy to know they came out well :) I've been hearing a lot about Kerala's banana bajji, but never tasted that before.. I'm tempted to taste that after your comment.. Will try during my next India trip :)

Andhra Flavors said...

wow lovely recipe..new to me.

Purva Desai said...

Banana Sweet Appam looks really inviting and seems to be quick recipe....

Usha said...

Mmmmm.... this looks very tempting:)

Sagari said...

appam looks so cute and yummm

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Sujatha,
You have a lovely blog. The kothamalli adai looks delicious. Will definitely try this sweet appam.

Shreya said...

hi sujatha, I love this appam. It has been my fav ever since I was a kid. But instead of maida, we make it in rice flour with jaggery. I have to try this as it is definitely very simple:-)

Sujatha said...

Hi Shreya! Rice flour and jaggery combo sounds yummy! We make puttu out of the same combination... good idea to try appam with this mixture.. thanks for sharing :)

Sujatha said...

Gita, Welcome to my blog and thanks for your nice words.. :)

veena said...

Hi Sujatha ..
First time to ur blog ..Very interesting dishes ...we used to make pazhampori but this banana sweet appam is new to me ..will this for sure ..and thanks for sharing this :)

love
veena

veena said...

Hi da...
Today evening i made this with simple changes and it came out very well..my Son loved it ..He is also a fan of banana recipes like me :) !!!
Once again thanks a lot yaar ..and thank u for dropping sweet comments in my blog ..
take care and keep in touch
love
veena