Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Banana + Rice Flour Poori

Banana Rice Poori is a sweet dish and easy to prepare. This is also called as " Banana -appa " in our native Udupi  Dakshina Kannada and Malenaadu surroundings. It is one of the munching eatable in the evenings of a rainy day. A very good snack with evening coffee or tea. Nice to eat when you are watching some T. V. Programme. Good for your kid's munch box. (break time ). You can even prepare and take it for picnics and long distance travel.  Good for kitty parties and kids parties. You can munch Banana -Rice flour Poori at any time of the day.
We can prepare this banana appa for Prasadam (neivedyam) during pooja .

This Banana Poori is very easy to prepare. Bananas, jaggery, coconut, rice flour  all these ingredients are normally can be found in the kitchen. There is no need to soak rice. So lets see how to prepare this Banana Rice flour Poori

Things Needed :

Ripe Banana : 1
Jaggery :1/2 cup
Coconut : Fresh and grated : 1/2 Cup
Cardamom :  4 to 5 Pods
Rice flour :  2 Cups
Salt : a pinch
Oil : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Grate coconut and remove the seeds from cardamom.

2. Now grind coconut, banana and cardamom with little water.
3. Add jaggery and grind it nicely and remove from the liquidizer and put it in a big bowl.

4. Add rice flour and salt to the ground mixture and mix it nicely and prepare thick dough.

4. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Heat.
5. Take a small portion of the rice flour mixture and flatten on your palm.

6. Prepare a small size of pooi and fry in hot oil. Let the flame be medium.

7. Fry till it turn brown and turn other side of the poori and fry for 10 seconds . 

 8. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen tissue. ( Tissue helps to absorb extra oil)

9. Repeat the same with the remaining dough and fry poori one by one.
10.  Banana Rice flour Poori is ready to serve. Serve it with a cup of coffee or tea.

Note : 

You can use more bananas and more jaggery .
Make sure the rice flour is fresh and fine. (very nicely milled).
You can soak rice and grind it along with coconut. Remember the dough should be like chapati dough . ( Do not use much water while grinding, Add little dry rice flour , if the dough turn watery.). Or it may absorb more oil.
You can also fry these banana appa in ghee to make it more rich and tasty.
Do not add any ghee or oil while preparing the dough. 
Adding salt is optional.
Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 5 to 6


  1. We make Banana appa for naivedya. It tastes amazing and the pics are beautiful Nalini

  2. Lovely pooris,wish to grab some now

  3. New & interesting poori recipe.................must try this.

  4. very interesting...banana poori looks tempting...


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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