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nendrapazham recipe kerala style

Sweet Plantain Bananas With Coconut

This nendra pazham recipe or stir fried ripe plantain banana recipe with coconut and cashews make a simple and sweet South Indian Kerala style snack or breakfast. This is also known as pazham nurukku.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 378kcal


  • 1 large ripe plantains (nendra pazham)
  • 1 cup grated or shredded coconut add more if you like
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar adjust as you wish
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder optional


  • Wash, peel and slice the ripe plantains into small sized pieces. You can first slice them lengthwise, then slice each piece again lengthwise and then chop them into small even sized pieces. Keep this aside.
  • In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the chopped plantains in a single layer. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan as all the slices won't get cooked the same if you don't lay them in a single layer.
  • Roast the plantain slices for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they are bright golden yellow in color. You may also wait until they are lightly browned if you wish.
  • Gently flip the plantain slice using a good quality spatula (if the pieces are sticking to the pan, it usually means they are not roasted yet so you will have to wait for little more time until they are roasted and come off the pan easily) and also roast the other side of the slices too until golden yellow in color. You may add a little more ghee if needed.
  • Once the plantain slices are well roasted, transfer the roasted slices to a large bowl.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of ghee to the same pan, add the cashews and lightly fry the cashews until golden brown.
  • Add the coconut and cardamom powder also to the pan and heat the mixture for 1 more minute.
  • Add the coconut cashew mixture to the roasted plantain slices, add the sugar and mix everything well using a spoon.


Serve the delicious sweet and roasted plantains with coconut and cashews for a yummy snack or breakfast as you wish.
You can also fry few raisins along with the cashews in the ghee and add them to the snack if you like.
You can adjust the amount of coconut and sugar as you would like.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.3mg