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fried banana balls recipe

Fried Banana Balls Recipe (Sweet)

This delicious fried banana balls is made using ripe bananas, sugar and flour, which makes a popular snack with tea or coffee. This is a vegetarian/vegan snack recipe using ripe bananas and it is an easy way to use any leftover ripe bananas if you do not want to make banana bread.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword fried banana balls, kerala snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time for batter 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 to 15
Calories 109kcal


  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • oil for frying enough to deep fry


Preparation of batter

  • Add the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, baking powder, baking soda and cardamom powder and mix them together very well using a spoon.
  • In another bowl, mash the bananas and add the sugar.
  • Mix the mashed bananas and sugar very well and add this mixture to the dry flour mixture.
  • Using your hands, mix the contents very well, it will be quite sticky.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon of oil to the mixture and mix the sticky batter again with your hands.
  • Cover the bowl and let it rest for a couple of hours.
  • After 2 hours the batter will be ready to be fried.

To make the banana balls

  • Heat enough oil in a thick bottomed pan to deep fry the banana balls.
  • Apply little oil in your palms which will help you to easily make the balls using the sticky batter.
  • Make mediums sized balls from the batter using your hands. The balls need not be perfectly round, you just need to make them roughly round.
  • Make one banana ball at a time and gently drop the banana ball to the hot oil.
  • Similarly make more balls using the batter and drop each one of them gently to the hot oil. You shouldn't overcrowd the pan, as it will make the flipping difficult. You can fry them all in multiple batches as needed.
  • Deep fry the banana balls until they are deep golden brown in color. Flip them (I used a regular steel spoon to flip them) as needed to fry all the sides until golden brown. It is important to notice that if you don't deep fry all the sides of the balls, it won't get cooked inside. If you over cook, the balls may turn hard. So just deep fry them enough to make all parts of the banana balls deep golden brown in color.
  • Once the banana balls are all deep fried, gently transfer one by one from the pan.
  • You can transfer the banana balls using a suitable slotted spoon or spatula which will help to drain the oil or you can remove the excess oil using a paper towel after transferring from the oil.
  • Similarly make fried banana balls until all the batter is finished. Enjoy the fried banana balls hot or warm with coffee or tea for snack!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg