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Pazham nirachathu with detailed photos and video.

Pazham nirachathu is banana stuffed with sweet coconut filling. This stuffed banana recipe is a Malabar cuisine and is not that much popular in other parts of Kerala. This can be considered as a relatively easy Malabar recipe with simple and minimal ingredients. 


    Pazham nirachathu - Details

    Pazham nirachathu is an evergreen evening snack of Malabar region, Kerala. Malabar is famous for its own taste and flavor. Let's learn how to make pazham nirachathu. 

    Pazham nirachathu is very easy to prepare. The name itself means stuffed banana i.e., pazham means banana and nirachathu means stuffed or filled. The banana used for pazham nirachathu is a special type of Kerala banana, called nedran. 

    What is Nendran?


    Nendran is a type of large and firm banana used in Kerala cuisine. It is a staple food of Kerala. With this banana, we Malayalees prepare, chips, sweets, side dishes, desserts, snacks and sometimes beverages also. The ripe bananas can be eaten raw or boiled. 



    How to make pazham nirachathu?


    Pazham nirachathu is comparatively an easy dish. The sweet and flavored coconut filling is stuffed inside the shallow slit made on the nendran banana. It is then sealed and deep fried or shallow fried. 

    Tips for making Malabar pazham nirachathu

    1. Take ripe and firm bananas for making pazham nirachathu. Over ripe bananas won't be suitable for making pazham nirachathu. The over ripe bananas will break quickly while stuffing and will also absorb oil. 
    2. Instead of coconut, you can use flatten rice (aval or poha) for filling.
    3. Dry fruits are optional, you can avoid it. But it elevates the taste of pazham nirachathu.
    4. Never fry the stuffed bananas over high flame. It will brown quickly, leaving the banana raw and tasteless. 

    Pazham nirachathu - Serving options


    Pazham nirachathu is an evening snack. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee. 





    Pazham nirachathu recipe | Kerala style stuffed banana fritters | Malabar pazham nirachatu recipe


    Kerala Banana With  Sweet Coconut Filling

    Preparation time: 10 minutes / Cooking time: 15 minutes / Total time: 25 minutes



    Ingredients


    • 3 Nedra banana (nendrapazham or ethapzham)

    For filling

    • 1/2 cup coconut (sometimes 3/4 cup, depending on the size of banana)
    • 1.5 tbsp sugar or sugar to taste
    • One generous pinch of cardamom powder
    • 1.5 tbsp cashew, chopped
    • 1.5 tbsp raisins, chopped
    • 1 tbsp ghee
    Other ingredients

    • 1/4 cup maida
    • Water as needed
    • Salt as needed
    • Oil for frying

    How to Make Malabar Pazham nirachathu At home- Video





    Pazham Nirachathu Preparation With Step By Step Photos

    Preparation of pazham nirachathu can be divided into four steps.


    Step 1: - Preparation of sweet coconut filling

    1. To make the coconut filling for pazham nirachathu use ghee. Melt 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.

    2. When the ghee turns hot, put 1.5 tbsp chopped cashew nuts and fry over medium flame till the cashew attains a light brown color.

    3. Add 1.5 tbsp chopped raisins and sauté well. The raisins will puff up immediately. 
    4. Add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup freshly grated coconut and sauté with continuous stirring till the raw taste of coconut vanish. The coconut will look slightly dry and light yellow.

    5. Add sugar to taste and a pinch of cardamom powder.

    6.  Sauté and cook till the sugar melts. Immediately switch off the flame and set aside.
    Step 2: Preparation of slurry
    1. Take 1/4 cup maida in a bowl. 

    2. Pour enough water. Stir well and make a thick paste. Set aside.

    Step 3: Filling the banana

    1. Peel the skin off and with a pointed knife, make a shallow slit on one side. The other side should stay intact so that we get a pocket to fill the stuffing.
    2. You will see the black colored seeds inside. Remove it.

    3. Stuff the prepared coconut mix carefully. Press gently and make sure, you have kept enough stuffing.

    4. Now seal with the prepared slurry. Cover the slit thoroughly so that it holds the filling while frying.
    Step 4: - Frying
    1. Heat oil in a flat pan. When hot reduce the flame to medium and put the prepared banana carefully. Heat oil in a flat pan. When hot reduce the flame to medium and put the prepared banana carefully.

    2. When done, flip and cook the other side also. Make sure the banana cooked perfectly and attained a dark brown color without burning. 

    3. Serve with tea or coffee. Enjoy.

    Happy cooking
    Anju     

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