banana balls

Banana Balls - fried banana balls recipe for kids

Banana balls recipe is very similar to Unni appam.they are made with Ripe bananas.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author BINDU


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup or 120 grams all-purpose flour/maida
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut powder optional
  • 1/3 or 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • oil for deep-frying
  • 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter


Preparing the batter

  1. cut the bananas into slices.
  2. put sugar in a blender and make into powder.
  3. add the banana slices and make into a fine paste.
  4. take the banana and sugar paste into a mixing bowl.
  5. add all-purpose flour, cardamom powder, desiccated coconut powder, baking soda, and mix well.

Frying banana balls

Method - 1 (Deep-frying)

  1. heat oil for deep-frying.
  2. drop a lemon-sized batter into the oil each time.
  3. fry on medium heat until brown.flip in between.

Method - 2 (Shallow frying Using the paniyaram pan)

  1. smear some ghee in the holes of the paniyaram pan.

  2. put the batter in the holes and keep the pan on a low heat.
  3. cover and cook until the batter rises.
  4. flip and cook again for 2-3 minutes.