This easy fried banana bread balls using banana bread batter without baking powder is a kid friendly snack and a very simple snack for banana lovers which you can quickly make in the evenings to enjoy with tea, coffee or a cup of cold milk.
The leftovers can also be reheated and enjoy for a quick and delicious breakfast if you like. To make it even more rich, serve this fried banana bread balls with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream!
I have posted these fried banana balls which is very delicious as well, but the dough needs resting time for best results and we also use baking powder in it.
This banana bread balls is more easy and quick to make and we do not need baking powder or baking soda to make. This type of banana bread balls is a popular snack in Northern Kerala (South Indian state) like Kannur and Malabar where it is known by different names.
It is just easy to mix the ingredients together and fry them in the hot oil, for a quick and delicious snack when you have got ripe bananas at home.
The best part of this recipe is not any of the above mentioned facts however. The best part of this recipe is that it is hard to fail this one! How good is that now? I don’t know if this can go wrong in anyway unless you deliberately try to fail it!
Because while making the batter, there is no really a perfect texture for the batter or ingredients that you should be looking for. Even minor variations to the amount of ingredients or texture of the batter goes fine and you can make fried banana balls that are still delicious.
This can be made if the batter has a dough like consistency. This can be made, if the batter is sticky. This can be made perfectly if the batter is sticky and has a consistency where you can drop the batter into the oil easily (which is the consistency I prefer and that is what you will see in this recipe here), also it works if the batter is little runny.
All these methods works and the end results will have slight variations in texture, though they are all delicious!
How To Make Homemade Fried Banana Bread Balls From Scratch?
As I mentioned above, my preferred method of doing this is to make the batter in a sticky consistency while its easy to drop the batter using a spoon easily into the hot oil.
This texture of the batter is much like the banana bread batter (though I made this eggless) or that of a thick pancake batter.
We make these in small sizes, as it is easy for the kids to enjoy. If you make large ones, the frying time will also increase.
To keep the size small, you can use a small steel teaspoon to drop the batter into the hot oil.
It is important to use steel or something that can tolerate the hot oil, since we may need to dip the spoon into the oil while dropping the batter. Never use plastic spoon or any delicate material for this.
So here is how you can make this easy fried banana bread balls following this easy recipe.
Easy Fried Banana Bread Balls Recipe Below
Things helpful: good quality frying pan and steel teaspoon
Easy Fried Banana Bread Batter Balls Recipe
- 4 large ripe bananas
- 2 cups flour 2 cups
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon
- 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (or use few drops of vanilla essence-- optional ingredient)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee
- oil to deep fry (as needed to fry the banana balls)
to make the batter
- Peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl.
- Add the flour also to the bowl.
- Add the salt, sugar and cardamom powder, mix everything together until the ingredients are well mixed evenly.
- Add the milk little by little and mix everything again.
- Add the ghee or melted butter, mix again until all the ingredients are evenly mixed to form the batter.
to fry the banana bread balls
- Heat enough oil in a frying pan.
- When the oil is hot enough, take one teaspoon of batter using a good quality steel spoon and gently drop the batter into the hot oil without splashing the oil. If the batter is sticking to the spoon, you can hold the spoon under the oil for a few seconds which will help the batter to fall off. Otherwise, you may also use another spoon to gently scrape off the batter from the spoon to the oil.
- Add more teaspoons of batter to the hot oil until the pan is almost filled with the banana balls (do not overcrowd but you can fill as much as you can).
- Once the batter is all fried and lightly browned on one side (which may take about 1 to 2 minutes), gently flip the banana balls so the other side will also get fried. You can use a good quality spatula and a steel spoon to easily and gently flip them without splashing the hot oil.
- Wait until the other side is also cooked and the banana balls turn golden brown in color, transfer the fried banana balls to a serving plate (you may line it with paper towels if you wish so they absorb any excess oil).
- Similarly fry all banana balls in multiple batches until the batter is all finished. Enjoy the delicious, fried banana bread balls while its is still warm!
More Pictures From The Preparation Of Banana Bread Balls
Hope you found this post on fried banana bread balls helpful in making easy and delicious banana bread balls at home!