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Banana fritters in coconut batter

Serves: 2-4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Authentic Thai cuisine

Small bites, vegetarian,

Difficulty: Super Easy

Banana fritters are probably one of the most common street snacks you can find in Thailand, simply because bananas are grown everywhere. My recipe is really simple, but I can’t say it’s healthy. This is definitely a treat for special occasions.

Tools: Wok, Deep Fat Fryer


300g rice flour
400ml tablespoons coconut milk
50g granulated sugar
125g fresh shredded coconut meat (leave out if you can’t find it)
1 teaspoon nigella seeds
6 small bananas, halved
500ml vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Honey or ice cream, to serve


  1. Put the flour and coconut milk into a bowl and mix well to form a smooth batter. Stir in the sugar, then the coconut and the nigella seeds. Add a little water if the batter is too thick – you want it to be nice and gloopy.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthways. Now put the oil in a wok over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, coat the
    banana in the batter, then gently place a few at a time in the oil. Deep-fry for about 10 minutes until golden brown all over.
  3. Remove the fritters and drain on kitchen paper. Serve drizzled with honey or with a bowl of ice cream.

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