KLUAY KAEK / THAI BANANA FRITTERS

Today I am sharing a lip smacking street food from Thailand.We all love street food. Authentic Thai eating experience is all about the street food – Food straight out of roadside pushcarts or hidden among the maze of Bangkok night bazaars. Thai style Kluay Kaek / Thai Banana Fritters is an ultimate street food.The dish is also known as goreng pisang in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and surrounding countries. But the recipe is slightly different. We enjoyed this during our last trip to Thailand.

What is street Foods?

Street food consists of ready-to-eat foods or drinks sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other designated public place.Most street foods are classified as both finger food and fast food, and are typically cheaper than restaurant food.Every country / region has its own special street food. Vast majority of middle-income consumers rely on the quick access and cheap service of street food.

Ingredients for Kluay Kaek / Thai Banana Fritters:

  • Ripe but firm Plantains : Always use firm ripe plantains or Thai bananas. Refer Notes.
  • Rice Flour :Use normal white rice flour for the batter.
  • Unbleached Plain Flour: This is unbleached plain flour. You can use normal Maida instead.
  • Black Sesame Seeds: The aroma and taste of black sesame seed are mild and nutlike.
  • Sugar: I have used raw sugar.You can use normal white sugar instead.
  • Fresh Coconut: Fresh coconut enhances the taste of the dish. You can use desiccated coconut instead.
  • Baking Soda: Baking Soda has leavening properties, meaning it causes dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide.
  • Salt: I have used Himalayan Pink Salt. You can use any normal salt.
  • Water:Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter.
  • Oil for Frying: Use any odorless neutral oil.

Recipe for Kluay Kaek / Thai Banana Fritters:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 10 Mins
  • Cook Time : 15 Mins
  • Total Time : 25 mins
  • Course : Street Food
  • Cuisine : Thai

Equipment Used:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Blender
  • Frying Pan

Ingredients for Kluay Kaek / Thai Banana Fritters:

  • 3 Ripe but firm Plantains
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Unbleached Plain Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Coconut
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • Oil for deep frying
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Method:

  • In a mixing bowl add rice flour , salt, sugar, unbleached plain flour ,sesame seeds , baking soda and coconut.
  • Add water slowly and make a smooth batter.The consistency should be such that the banana should be nicely coated when dipped in the batter.
  • Trim both the ends of the ripe plantain,and then cut them into half and peel the skin. Cut the peeled ripe plantain into quarter inch strips and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot dip the batter coated banana and fry untill both the sides turn slightly golden brown.
  • Serve and Enjoy…………………..

Notes:

  • Adjust the consistency of the batter by adding water if it is too thick.
  • You may substitute desiccated coconut with fresh Coconut.
  • Do not use regular banana as it will turn mushy. Use ripe but firm plantains or Thai bananas.
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