Banana Fritters


banana ice cream

5 Firm, ripe bananas, Peeled and cut in half across the middle
200 grams Self raising flour
160 milliliters Soda Water
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil
pinch Salt
enough for deep frying Oil
30 grams Roasted peanuts, Coursely chopped


  • Mix the flour, salt, oil and soda water in a bowl to form a batter.
  • Do not over-mix, most of the bubbles should remain. Add the banana pieces and stir until they are well-coated.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan to 170℃.
  • Transfer the banana pieces (one at a time) to the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve with sweet condensed milk coffee ice cream.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa's Kansa Muse says:

    Those look yummy! I just nominated you for the “Liebster award”. for more information go to my post. What A Nice Day!

  2. Ini ma pisang goreng 🙂

    1. Hi Debora. Thanks for the visit. I certainly had my fill of pisang goreng during my visit to Malaysia a few years ago. In fact, pisang (banana) was one of the first words I recognized on the streets of KL. Back in the 1600’s when the Dutch established a colony in what today is Cape Town, they imported slaves from Malaysia where they had another colony. From this union in the early Cape Colony a unique language – Afrikaans – developed. The influence of the original Malay culture on the area, its language, food and its people is still very evident today. The Afrikaans word for “pisang” is “piesang”, and although spelt differently the pronunciation is exactly the same! During my visit to Melaka I stumbled upon the grave of Maria van Riebeek, wife of Jan van Riebeek founder of the Dutch settlement in Cape Town (around 1652). Although her grave is in Melaka, they moved her original grave stone to Cape Town many years later. Is the world not a small, wonderful place?

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