Kolar Bora or Banana Fritters are my absolute favourite and I can eat them everyday. Apart from I being a fan of these fritters, my entire family loves them too. Maa makes world’s best Kolar Bora and growing up. it was a customary thing every time we used to have some overripe bananas at home. Fortunately, banana was one of the most consumed fruit in our home and thus, the overripe bananas were also usual thing. Even after marriage this continues. In my home we both love eating banana and Kolar Bora is the most frequently made snack, specially in summers and monsoons. Also, in the past one year, from the advent of Covid situation till date, we have eaten Kolar Bora like never before. Surprisingly, we are not bored of it yet and probably will never be…
Staying home has its own benefits. Eating fresh and eating homemade has almost become a habit and we are loving it. In this past one year of staying home, we have made evening snacks almost everyday at home. Apart from Kolar Bora, our other four mostly consumed snacks are Jhal Muri, Daler Bora, Dimer Devil and Chire Bhaja. While I have already shared the first three recipes here on my blog, Chire Bhaja is still pending. While I was planning for documenting Kolar Bora and Chire Bhaja recipe for long, the former is getting jotted down today and the latter is coming shortly.
Coming to Kolar Bora, it is a super quick snack. For this, you need little overripe bananas. You can make with fresh bananas as well, but, little overripe is always a better choice. This is a fun snack and is loved by young and old equally. Deep fried, golden brown, crunchy outside and soft inside, Kolar Bora has everything that can make your tea-time more delightful. Be a novice or a pro, everyone can make Kolar Bora and you can hardly go wrong in this. Here’s the recipe for you all.
- 2 medium sized (or one big sized) banana
- 5 table-spoon atta (wheat flour)
- 4 table-spoon sugar (adjust according to your sweet preference)
- 1.5 tea-spoon fennel seed
- 2 pinch cooking soda
- 1/2 cup milk (or water)
- required oil for deep frying
- Mash banana properly with your hand or a fork. To that, add atta, sugar, fennel seed and cooking soda. Mix everything thoroughly.
- Add milk (or water) to the mixture and beat properly. You should get a thick batter. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil in a pan. With the help of a spoon, dribble the batter. Over low to medium flame, fry until golden brown. Don’t forget to turn them in between to ensure even frying. Fry them batch by batch. Remove from the oil.
- Your Kolar Bora is ready to be served now.
Serve hot with a cup of tea. Enjoy. Do try this and let me know in comments about how you like it. You can also tag me on Instagram using the handle @when_a_bong_cooks.