Poovan pazham recipes

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

4 to 5 Small ripe bananas(rasakadali or poovanpazham)1c Maida5tsp Sugar1tsp Cardamom powder½ tsp Baking powder¼ tsp Baking soda½ c WaterA pinch of saltOil for fryingMethod
Sacred Fruit Salad

Sacred Fruit Salad

My mother also prepares a special panchamirtham using wood apples (vilampazham) during Vinayaka Chathurthi

Indian Beetroot Relish

Banana (I used poovanpazham, a small variety of banana). I feel sad that children today are not able to savor our traditional beetroot relish as I did in my childhood
Some recipes for Onam

Some recipes for Onam

The banana can be 'Rasakadali', 'Poovan', 'Palayankodan'. There is a whole variety of Prathamans such as ata, pazham, parippu and palata prathamans
AVIL MILK

AVIL MILK

Ripe banana (PoovanPazham or Cheru. Pazham) - 2 nos. 1/2 cup Cold milk - 1 cup Ripe banana (PoovanPazham or Cheru

CLASSIC BANANA BREAD

Back in Kerala, a Cherupazham was always called a Plantain and an Ethakka, a Banana. There was no distinction between Cherupazham and an Ethakka