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Stuffed Banana Pakoda

Banana fritters stuffed with a tangy spicy mix
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: snacks/starters
Cuisine: Gujarati Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: banana, banana fritters, kela, kele ka pakoda
Servings: 3 people


  • 3 Banana Semi Ripe
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • 2 tbsp Besan Bhujiya Sev / Crispy Gram Flour Strings
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp Coconut, Dessicated

For the batter

  • 1 cup Gram flour / Besan
  • 2 tsp Semolina / Sooji
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • A pinch of Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • A pinch of Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • To Taste Salt / Namak


  • Wash banana and trim both the ends.
  • In a bowl add chopped coriander,crushed bhujiya sev and all the dry spices for the stuffing.
  • Mix everything and then sprinkle few drops of water to make it moist ,so it bind properly.
  • Make 1 inch size of banana slices(without peeling the skin)
  • Now with the help of the tip of potato peeler make a cavity in banana slices
  • Stuff the spice mixture in the cavity of all the banana slices.
  • In a bowl add besan /gram flour,semolina,salt,chili powder,asafoetida ,carom seeds, turmeric ,chili powder and salt and mix
  • Now add just enough water to make medium thick batter of coating consistency.
  • Whisk it well to make it smooth and lump free.
  • Now add a pinch of soda over the batter and then pour 1.5 tsp of hot oil on the soda and mix it well.
  • Heat enough oil in a broad and deep pan.
  • Now remove the peels from the stuffed banana and then dip them into the prepared gram flour batter
  • Gently drop the pieces in hot oil.
  • Deep fry on medium heat till they become golden and crisp
  • Drain them on a paper napkin to remove the excess oil and sprinkle some chat masala .
  • Serve hot with green chutney and a cup of tea.


Peel banana after stuffing it,so you will easily stuff the banana