Undanpori is good evening snack or to speak in the malayalam slang, is a very good “Naalu mani palahaaram” Undampori..the name might sound a little funny..but it means round fried ball.!!It goes very well with a hot cup of Tea.Its origin is from the Small tea shops on the road sides in Kerala,known as the “Chaaya kadas”,where the cooks used to use up the excess bananas at the end of the week ,combined with easily available wheat flour to create this dish..Initially this was a snack to prevent the wastage of bananas..but as time passed by..this snack became soo popular among thousands,that it became an unavoidable snack in the menu list of the Tea shops.
So this evening,I decided to rekindle those memories when I used to have the famous “Undampori” from the Chaaya Kadas(Tea shops),during my Holidays in Kerala.Here goes the recipe loved by each and every Keralite out there!
- Wheat Flour – 1 1/3 cup.(I used all purpose flour 🙂 )
- Rice Flour – 1/3 cup
- Baking Soda – 1 1/2 pinch
- Banana – 3
- Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
- Dry coconut pieces – 1 tbsp(optional)
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Oil to deep fry
- Mix Wheat flour,Rice flour,Baking soda and cardamom powder well and keep aside.
- In a mixer/grinder,smash the banana along with sugar.Add this mixture to the dry Flour and then add the coconut pieces and mix thoroughly.Add a little water and knead till soft and fluffy(Chapathi dough consistency).
- Now roll out into small lime sized balls.
- Heat oil in a pan,deep fry the balls,constantly turning over, until it turns golden brown uniformly on all sides.
- Remove and put on a kitchen towel to drain off the excess oil and serve hot with tea.