Banana fritters or ripe plantain fritters is an awesome snack to munch on. You should have the ripest bananas possible. So if you have some bananas which seem overripe, you could use it for this recipe without wasting them.
Well this is the ripeness I was talking about. So you take some 2-3 ripe plantains, cut both the tips using a knife and then peel off the skin. Why I mentioned to cut the tips is to avoid any deformation to the bananas while you use your fingers to remove it. Next step is to cut the bananas. Now there is no hard and fast rule as to how big each slice should be or how small it can be. I have cut my bananas into 4 pieces each.
Next step is to make the batter. You can use an egg if required. If using an egg, beat it well before you add the other ingredients. If you go to any restaurant or tea shop, the banana fritters usually would be made using egg.
Now into this beaten egg (empty mixing dish, if not adding egg), add some sugar. The riper the bananas you are using, the lesser the sugar required. It is advised to keep the sugar less. The bananas are extremely sweet, so why to add more sweetness into it?
You have to add equal quantities of the following flours – rice, maida, rava and corn. You could skip anyone if you wish to or don’t have readily available.
You could add a pinch of turmeric for colour.
Next step is to mix them well into a proper consistency by adding water. Do not add a lot of water all of a sudden. You need to add water step by step.
Now this is the consistency we are looking for.
In the meantime, heat a pan and add oil into it. Add enough oil. We are going to deep fry the plantains.
Add the cut slices into this batter. Ensure to coat both sides of the slices with enough batter.
Into the heated oil, add the slices one by one. Let them fry until brown.
Now turn them upside down and fry the other side too.
When evenly fried, take them out of the oil using a slotted spoon to allow all the oil to drain off.
There you have it, banana fritters are ready to be served hot.