Kele Mulik / Banana Fritters - A delicious deep fried snack in Konkan cuisine, made of well ripe bananas, rice flour, sooji, coconut paste and cardamom powder !!
Makes: 12 – 16
4 well ripe / 130 g small size bananas
4 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon sooji (rawa)
4 tablespoon grated coconut, make a smooth paste with 1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoon melted and sieved jaggery (or to taste or sugar)
2 pinches cardamom powder
200 ml oil (to fry mulik)
In a small bowl, mash well ripe bananas. Then mix it with rice flour, sooji, jaggery, coconut paste and cardamom powder. Mix it with a thick tablespoon. Batter should be thicker than idli batter / bajji batter. Do not add water. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and wait for 1 minute. Do not fry on high heat. It will brown immediately. Drop tablespoons / teaspoons ( use tablespoons / teaspoons which shape like ice cream scoop to get evenly round shape. 16 muliks if using teaspoon and 12 muliks if using tablespoon) ) of the mulik batter (6 - 8 mulik at a time ) and fry till puff / golden color on both the sides.
Drain and place on kitchen towel / paper towel to absorb excess oil. Please use 3 – 4 paper towel to absorb extra oil. Serve as an evening snack or with breakfast.