Banana Pola

Banana pola is a traditional malabar snack. Also known as kaipola ,it is a sweet snack with banana and egg as the core ingredients. It is an ideal tea time snack as well as ifthar snack. It is definitely a healthy sweet snack for kids.

Preparation time : 7 minutes

Cooking time : 30 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Big Banana/ plantain (ripe)  – 2 (peel and cut into square pieces)
  2. egg – 4
  3. milk – 1 cup
  4. cornflour – 2 tablespoon
  5. cardomom powder – 1 teaspoon
  6. sugar – 8-10 teaspoon
  7. ghee – 3 tablespoon

Method :

Step 1 : Heat 1-2 tablespoon of ghee in a pan . saute banana in it until it turns golden brown. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and combine well. Remove from flame.


Step 2 : Blend together eggs , milk, cornflour , cardomom powder and sugar in a blender. (Tip : mix cornflour in a small amount of milk well before putting it into the blender)


Step 3 : Transfer it into a mixing bowl. Add sautéed banana pieces into it. Stir it well


Step 4 : Heat a pan and grease it with ghee well. pour the mixture so that it covers the entire pan. Cook it covered on low flame for about 20 minutes (or until its bottom turns golden brown)


Step 5 : Turn it over and cook for another 5-10 minutes (to give golden brown color on both the sides)


Turning over tip : To flip over, Place a plate on top of the pan. Turn it over so that the banana pola falls on to plate. Then slowly transfer it back to the pan .

Once it is cooked, Cool it down. Cut it into desired shapes and sizes and serve.

Note :

  1. you can either prepare 2 thin banana pola or one thick banana pola using the above mentioned quantity of ingredients. In case, you wish to make 2 thin banana pola, repeat the above steps twice with 2 equal portion of the mixture.
  2. If you wish to, you made also add fried nuts to the mixture to enhance the taste.


Check our blog for more Ifthar snacks and other Snacks recipes





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