Vaazhi Pazha Paniyaram

இலங்கையில் வாழைப்பழ பணியாரம் வாய்ப்பான் என்றும் கூறப்படும்.



  •  2 medium sized bananas (yields ¾ cup mashed banana
  • 2 teaspoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Peel and mash the bananas
  • Mix mashed bananas, butter, sugar and flour with fingers – make sure there are no lumps and the dough is soft and similar to risen bread dough.  Do not add any water.
  • Heat oil in a large vessel (wok) on medium-low flame.
  • To test oil whether it is ready, just drop a tiny bit of the dough (size of a tiny bead) into the oil.  If the dough starts sizzling and frying, oil is hot enough to start frying.  Make sure you remove that tiny piece and throw it.
  • Once oil is hot drop spoonful of the dough into the hot oil.
  • Turn couple of times to make sure the dough gets fried on all side.
  • Once Vaaippan is golden, drain on paper towel.
  • Yields about 14-15 Vaaippaans

Note: When frying make sure the oil is not too hot.  Oil should not be smoking and Vaaippaan should be fried on Medium-low flame.  So that it will give time for the inside to get cooked.

Variation: For additional flavor, a little bit of cardamom powder can be added.  But I like it as it is since cardamom powder will mask the banana smell and flavor.  Also frying in coconut oil will enhance the flavor.

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