Kayappam – Banana fritters with jaggery

“Kayappam” is a common snack at my home, especially when there are over ripe bananas lying around.It’s a perfect snack with that evening tea or coffee. The main ingredients  are ripe bananas, all purpose flour or wheat , jaggery (brown sugar) . It tastes  delicious and even better the next day ,just like any sweets made out of jaggery. This is quite easy to make as well. Baking soda used in this dish is optional and it is mainly  to give that extra fluffiness especially when you want to make it quickly. I usually avoid using it  and try to keep the batter a little longer to get the softness.The frying of these appams fills the house with such an awesome  aroma and it’s hard to resist having them! Do try it out sometime if you have not and let me know what you think. Happy cooking!!

kayappam

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious appetizer or afternoon snack that goes well with your evening tea or coffee

Small Ripe bananas or ripe plantains are preferred , I have tried with the regular bananas and they taste okay as well .You can use only all purpose flour or only wheat flour or a combination of all purpose and wheat flour. I prefer the combination .A little rice powder is added to give that extra crispiness.

Ingredients

  • 4 small ripe bananas mashed
  • All purpose Flour or Maida – 1 cup
  • Wheat powder -1 cup
  • Rice powder – 2 tbsp
  • 7 to 8 pieces of brown sugar (jaggery)
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda (optional)
  • 4-5 cardamoms crushed and powdered

Directions

  1. Boil a cup of water with  jaggery and make sure it melts well.
  2.  Once the solution is completely cooled , add the ripe mashed bananas.
  3. Add in the combination of flour and wheat , rice powder and mix the batter well.
  4. Add the powdered cardamom, pinch of salt and mix well again.
  5. Add baking soda(optional) if using.
  6. Let the batter sit for 1 to 2 hours ( or you can immediately use it as well.)
  7. Take a spoonful of batter and drop it in the oil and deep fry until dark or golden brown.
  8. Kayappam is ready. All you need is some tea or coffee to go with it!

Batter for kayappam

 

Kayappam being deep fried!
Kayappam ready!

 

Kayappam
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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely scrumptious! Love this appam!!!!!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Latha, they are very yummy indeed 🙂

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  2. Lavs Raj says:

    My kids fav snack.. love it 😀

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Nice to hear that Lavs , most kids usually love it 🙂 Thank you so much!

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  3. They look delicious Nisha. 🙂

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Lorelle, glad you liked them , very easy to make as well!

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  4. jyo says:

    Banana pairs with jaggery so well…love this combo of fritters…and excellent for this chilling weather too 🔝

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Yes lot of kerala dishes have that awesome pairing Jyo, yes very good for the cold winter as well 🙂 Thank you so much!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much for your comments, indeed they are delicious!

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  5. Megala says:

    Yummy ! This is my favorite !!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you very much Megala, one of my favorites as well!

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  6. Oh!! So so delicious.. I love these fritters!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Vidya, happy to hear you love them as well!

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  7. Delicious powerfood! Love this recipe!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much, glad you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. loshame says:

    I like your post 😊.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much , appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. loshame says:

        take a look my last post 😉.

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  9. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    Oh! They are so delicious 😋

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Jyo!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Neetha says:

    Have eaten this long time ago at a friends place. They tasted so yum. Never attempted to make it. Thanks for the recipe will try it soon..

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Oh wonderful! I would be happy to hear how they turned out! Thank you so much Neetha!

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  11. PS says:

    Absolutely delicious!! I like the idea of adding Jaggery to it.

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