Balekai Podi Recipe

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Balekai Podi
How To Make Balekai Podi
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Balekai Podi Recipe: A yummy, crispy, quick and easy street food from Mangalore, Balekai Podi or banana podi is a must-try!

Ingredients of Balekai Podi

  • 2 Raw banana
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Oil (to deep fry)
  • Water (as needed)

How to Make Balekai Podi

  • 1.Add all the flours, salt and spices together in a bowl. Mix them well.
  • 2.Now pour water to it as needed and make a smooth batter by mixing well.
  • 3.Peel and slice the bananas into thick circular portions.
  • 4.Now heat the oil, dip each slice of the bananas into the flour batter and coat it completely. Deep-fry the slice into hot oil.
  • 5.Fry till both the sides turn golden and crisp
  • 6.Serve hot with your choice of chutney.
Key Ingredients: Raw banana, chickpea flour , gram flour, rice flour, ajwain, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric, baking soda, asafoetida, Oil (to deep fry), Water (as needed)