Cekodok Pisang, Fried Banana Balls in Malay is great as a snack in the afternoon with coffee or tea.
Cekodok Pisang (Fried Banana Balls) is a traditional Malay fritter snack in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore that is made from flour and then fried. They are usually round in shape and vary in sizes. There are many other varieties other than bananas, such as anchovies, corn, onions or shrimps. These quick and easy to make fritters can be eaten at any time of the day; you can have it for breakfast, afternoon tea or as a deserts after meals.
Bananas are always on my weekly grocery list - the family enjoys having this sweet and starchy fruit, particularly for breakfast. However, there will be times when nobody eats them, the bunch of bananas stays in the fruit basket and before you know it, they are now overripe.
A long time ago, a friend of mine from Singapore had shared this delicious recipe with me that uses ripe bananas and it has always been a go to for me whenever I am left with some.
1 cup Plain Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
A Pinch of Salt
5-6 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and add to mashed bananas. Mix well.
2. Mixture will be goopy and lumpy, add vanilla essence.
3. Heat oil for deep frying. Spoon little dollops of mixture into oil and fry till golden brown.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.