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Old 04-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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Being that I HATE bananas, no thoughts. But, maybe treat bananas like plantains?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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You can use it to make Pakodas (Indian style chick pea flour fritters). I just recently made that for some company and they were gone in no time and the hint of bananas made the taste so pleasent and surprisingly unexpected.

2 cups of chick pea flour
2 tbsp of semolina
1 tsp of grated ginger
2 whole bananas mashed
chili powder (however much spicy you like it)
Corriander powder (3 tsps)
Cumin powder (3 tsps)
Handful of cilantro chopped
3 tbsp of plain yogurt
2 tsp of oil
salt to taste
2 tsp of baking powder
water to make a thick paste

Mix all the ingredients except oil and water first with a fork until it's all nicely incorporated. Add a tiny bit of water to bind the mixture. Keep adding water until you have a smooth yet thick paste (consistency of grout). Let the mixture rest for atleast an hour.

Heat oil in a pan and once hot, slowly add the pakoda's to the oil and let them fry until golden brown.

Serve with your choice of dipping sauce. My favorite is cilantro and mint chutney.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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You can use it to make Pakodas (Indian style chick pea flour fritters). I just recently made that for some company and they were gone in no time and the hint of bananas made the taste so pleasent and surprisingly unexpected.

2 cups of chick pea flour
2 tbsp of semolina
1 tsp of grated ginger
2 whole bananas mashed
chili powder (however much spicy you like it)
Corriander powder (3 tsps)
Cumin powder (3 tsps)
Handful of cilantro chopped
3 tbsp of plain yogurt
2 tsp of oil
salt to taste
2 tsp of baking powder
water to make a thick paste

Mix all the ingredients except oil and water first with a fork until it's all nicely incorporated. Add a tiny bit of water to bind the mixture. Keep adding water until you have a smooth yet thick paste (consistency of grout). Let the mixture rest for atleast an hour.

Heat oil in a pan and once hot, slowly add the pakoda's to the oil and let them fry until golden brown.

Serve with your choice of dipping sauce. My favorite is cilantro and mint chutney.

Enjoy!
These sound good! How do you add the batter to the oil? Do you form it into balls, or drop it by spoonfuls? Or is it one big cake?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #14
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pakoras are like small fritters so you drop them either in the oil with a tbsspoon or I like to wash my hands clean and use them to pick up a little dough and drop them in the hot oil.
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