Fresh Sesame Bananas


Fresh Sesame Bananas
Servings: 6


1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour (or plain flour)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk

1 cup light cooking oil for frying
6 finger bananas or 3 regular bananas, peeled and cut diagonally into thick slices
extra sesame seeds to garnish

Recipe by: Nici Wickes
Publication: World Kitchen (Oct 2009)
Recipe ID: 100064


Fried bananas are a common street food in Thailand and it's hard to resist getting some for breakfast and eating them straight from the bag.  At home, I serve these delicate morsels drizzeled with yoghurt and honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.


To make the batter, put the flours, sugar and sesame seeds in a bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add the water and coconut milk.  Whisk to form a smooth batter that is not too thick and not too thin.

Heat the oil in a small sauce pan to just smoking.  When it begins to smoke, lower the heat slighty.

Batter each slice of banana and add carefully to the oil. You may need to do this in batches to avoid overcrowding and cooling the oil.  Fry until they are golden brown and turn each slice with tongs, if you need to.  Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  Keep warm until they are all cooked, garnish with extra sesame seeds and serve immediately with honey and natural yoghurt.



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