May 22, 2007

Banana Doughnut

I came up with this recipe one evening when I started craving for something fried but sweet! I put a few ingredients together and the end result was good enough to satisfy my craving :). I've named it "doughnut" as it tasted a lot like the ones we find in a bakery! So here goes...

Ingredients:
1. Maida - 1cup
2. Semolina (rawa) - 1/4 cup
3. Rice flour - 1/4 cup
4. Banana (ripe) - 1
5. Sugar - 4 tbsp
6. Salt - a pinch
7. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
8. Baking soda (optional) - a pinch
9. Turmeric powder - little less than 1/4 tsp
10. Water - for the batter
11. Oil - for deep frying

Method:
1. Mix all the ingredients (except oil) by adding enough water to make a semi-thick batter. Before adding the banana, mash it in a bowl with hand or fork and then add to the batter. The consistency should be such that, you should be able to scoop the batter with a spoon and drop into the oil.

2. Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. When you see fine ripples in the oil, drop heaped tablespoons of the batter. Do not overcrowd, in order to get a crispy finish.

***I am sure it will taste even better if some dry fruits or nuts are added. I am thinking of trying it out sometime. Will update when I do.

13 comments:

Roopa said...

Similar to the banana buns me make . we use wheat flour.Nice one Vini.

Aruna said...

Vini, Nice invention, even I crave for something sweet in the evening along with tea!!!

Will give it a try!!!

Seena said...

Vinee nannayittundu ketto!

Vcuisine said...

Looks yummy vini. Viji

Prajusha said...

hi vini,
A good evening snack.looks yummy.kandittu thinaan kothiyavunnu:)

Asha said...

Mangalore buns with a twist! Looks delicious Vini.YUM!!

reena said...

that's an innovative snack. how about unniappam? it would taste similar i guess.

VINI said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments :)!

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DEEPA said...

nice one ..must be tasting great ..thks for sharing .The AFAM round up done .You can check on that

VINI said...

*Roopa, I've not heard of banana buns. I'll give it a try with wheat flour sometime. Thanks.

*Aruna, you are right...perfect with evening tea!

*Seena and Viji, thank you so much for the lovely comments :).

*Prajusha, ingottu vannaal madhi...njan aaki theralo ;).

*Asha, thanks for the comment :).

*Reena, it doesn't taste like unniappam. For that you'd have to add syrup made out of jaggery (instead of sugar), sesame seeds and also small pieces of coconut.

*Deepa, good job with the AFAM. I'll keep an eye on the upcoming events...am sorry I missed out on this one :(.

shiri said...

it is superb....ennu parayan varatte....i havn't tried yet....bt sure i'll try....ur chicken manchurian is superb nyways....n for ur kind information that is not chicken manchurian but chicken chilly....k :)

shiri said...

it is superb....ennu parayan varatte....i havn't tried yet....bt sure i'll try....ur chicken manchurian is superb nyways....n for ur kind information that is not chicken manchurian but chicken chilly....k :)