Ethakka appam

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'When it rains, snack well' is our motto! And clearly the homemade ethakka appam endorses the idea. Crispy fried bananas with piping hot tea is how we recommend it.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

1 cup maida

½ cup rice flour

2 tbsp sugar

A pinch of salt

A pinch of baking soda

A pinch of cumin seeds

Oil, to deep fry

Preparation

Cut the edges off the banana, peel and then cut into half

Now take each half and run the knife through it length-wise, cutting into three long pieces

Pass the maida into a bowl

Add rice flour, sugar and a pinch of salt

Gradually add the water and make a semi-loose batter

Once all the ingredients have combined to make a smooth paste, add a pinch of baking soda

Also add the cumin seeds

Pour enough oil into a pan

Once the oil is hot, dip the banana pieces into the batter and deep fry them

Simple and delicious homemade ethakka appam is ready to be relished

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