Ethakka Appam (Plantain Fritters)

Ethakka Appam

This is a regular in every Kerala household. On my recent vacation, I had ethakka appam from almost every house I visited and everybody had different ingredients for batter…..but all were yummy.
Recently I saw a food show on TV and the highlight of one small shop was that they sold only ethakka appam….and the batter was made only with urad dal paste as batter. I have yet to try that.
The below 2 batters will give crispy results. The ethakka should not be too ripe as the crust will become soggy in a while;

Ethakka Appam (Plantain Fritters)

5 ethakka (cut into 2 lengthways and then cut into 2 or 3)
(Cut ethakka into round shapes for a change…kids will love it!)
Oil for deep frying

Batter 1
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt

Batter 2
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp corn flour
2 pinch baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp black sesame

Make a batter of the above (1 or 2) with water.
Dip the ethakka in batter and drop carefully into hot oil.
Deep fry till both sides are golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and serve.

Ethakka Appam 1