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Banana Bajji, Banana Chips, Banana cake anything bananas I go bananas ;-) I love every cooked variety of banana recipe but somehow I do not enjoy eating this one fruit as a fruit. Note I never said I hate it, I simply do not enjoy it. Being a fruit lover and a blogger, I do try to cook with fruits often. But this banana paniyaram is something I have been hooked onto as a teenager. Amma usually fried this batter in oil, they are called Pazha Appam but I love this paniyaram version better since it is less calories. R on the other hand has never tried any kind of banana recipes other than the bakes that I do now and then. This version of paniyaram he loved it so much. I served it alongside tea on a sunday evening. 

Banana Paniyaram is a quick to do snack when you are craving for something sweet. It is spongy, sweet and light to bite. I have sweetened the batter with jaggery syrup, you can even use palm jaggery syrup for a more healthy alternative. For diabetics you can make it with sugarfree.


Recipe Source - Own
Makes - 10-12 paniyarams


Over ripe bananas- 2 mashed
Jaggery syrup/ palm jaggery syrup - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Milk - 2-3 tbsp (optional)
Maida - 1/4 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Broken cashew - 2 tbsp, chopped
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Coconut oil / Ghee - to grease paniyaram molds ( as required)


  • In a wide bowl add all the dry ingredients - wheat flour, maida, baking soda, salt, sugar mix well and set aside
  • In another bowl mash the over-riped bananas, add the jaggery syrup, mix well, shredded coconut, nuts and if adding milk you can add now. To this add the dry ingredients, combine until well even
  • On the stove heat the panniyaram pan and once its nice and hot reduce the temperature to medium-low, grease with coconut oil/ ghee and using a laddle pour the batter on the moulds.
  • Let it cook for 3-4 minutes on one side and using a fork flip the other side and let it cook further for 3 minutes until evenly cooked. You can drizzle more oil/ghee if required
  • Once you complete the same process for the entire batter, switch off 
Serve warm

Cooks Wisdom

- You can use jagger/palm jaggery/ sugar to sweeten this paniyaram. Personally I love to use more jaggery and a little sugar for a sweet taste
- Adding coconut is optional, I used coconut oil to fry these paniyaram you can go ahead and use ghee
- Make sure that the bananas are super ripe for a great tasting paniyaram
- Alternatively you can deep-fry the batter to get Pazham Appam


  1. Superb recipe.... I love only moris banana... this s good recipe doll n filling too... :)

  2. One of favorite paniyaram. Looks delicious.

  3. Sounds very similar to unniappam if replaced with rice flour for wheat flour. Looks Yumm!!!

  4. Banana paniyaram is awesome, love it Priya...

  5. delicious n gr8 recipe to use well ripen bananas...

  6. I can have few rite now even its too late for me to have these cuties.. Looks prefect for a chilled evening snack to enjoy with a cup of tea.

  7. healthy one 2 feed my son mahadev who hates banana.vl try.

  8. nice recipe.. and love the clicks too.. so tasty

  9. omg fabulous paniyaram am yet to try the sweet version of paniyaram this looks super delicious :)

  10. Lovely da. The presentation was good.

  11. this is my fav...i make it at least twice a month...yummy yum

  12. A friend of mine used to make them so well, these reminded me of her. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.

  13. love sweet version of paniyaram more

  14. Love this paniyaram... Looks super delicious da.. :)

  15. Super yummy and very soft paniyaram..

  16. Love this paniyarams, they look soft and delicious..

  17. wow .. they look gorgeous and super tempting...

  18. Dear Priya, can the paniyarams be done with rice that is soaked. drained and then ground with all the ingredients that are mentioned? If you could kindly give me the proportion for the rice and ripe bananas along with the ingredients, I would be grateful. Please help. Thanking you.

  19. using coconut oil instead of ghee was a helpful tip!! love them. thanks priya!!


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