Kayappam – Banana fritters with jaggery

“Kayappam” is a common snack at my home, especially when there are over ripe bananas lying around.It’s a perfect snack with that evening tea or coffee. The main ingredients  are ripe bananas, all purpose flour or wheat , jaggery (brown sugar) . It tastes  delicious and even better the next day ,just like any sweets made out of jaggery. This is quite easy to make as well. Baking soda used in this dish is optional and it is mainly  to give that extra fluffiness especially when you want to make it quickly. I usually avoid using it  and try to keep the batter a little longer to get the softness.The frying of these appams fills the house with such an awesome  aroma and it’s hard to resist having them! Do try it out sometime if you have not and let me know what you think. Happy cooking!!


  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious appetizer or afternoon snack that goes well with your evening tea or coffee

Small Ripe bananas or ripe plantains are preferred , I have tried with the regular bananas and they taste okay as well .You can use only all purpose flour or only wheat flour or a combination of all purpose and wheat flour. I prefer the combination .A little rice powder is added to give that extra crispiness.


  • 4 small ripe bananas mashed
  • All purpose Flour or Maida – 1 cup
  • Wheat powder -1 cup
  • Rice powder – 2 tbsp
  • 7 to 8 pieces of brown sugar (jaggery)
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda (optional)
  • 4-5 cardamoms crushed and powdered


  1. Boil a cup of water with  jaggery and make sure it melts well.
  2.  Once the solution is completely cooled , add the ripe mashed bananas.
  3. Add in the combination of flour and wheat , rice powder and mix the batter well.
  4. Add the powdered cardamom, pinch of salt and mix well again.
  5. Add baking soda(optional) if using.
  6. Let the batter sit for 1 to 2 hours ( or you can immediately use it as well.)
  7. Take a spoonful of batter and drop it in the oil and deep fry until dark or golden brown.
  8. Kayappam is ready. All you need is some tea or coffee to go with it!

Batter for kayappam


Kayappam being deep fried!

Kayappam ready!



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  • savvysouthindian
    December 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Absolutely scrumptious! Love this appam!!!!!

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Latha, they are very yummy indeed 🙂

  • Lavs Raj
    December 7, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    My kids fav snack.. love it 😀

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Nice to hear that Lavs , most kids usually love it 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • amindfultravellerblog
    December 8, 2017 at 12:54 am

    They look delicious Nisha. 🙂

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Thank you so much Lorelle, glad you liked them , very easy to make as well!

  • jyo
    December 8, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Banana pairs with jaggery so well…love this combo of fritters…and excellent for this chilling weather too 🔝

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Yes lot of kerala dishes have that awesome pairing Jyo, yes very good for the cold winter as well 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • samfiftysomething
    December 8, 2017 at 2:18 am

    They look Yummy 😋

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Thank you so much for your comments, indeed they are delicious!

  • Megala
    December 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Yummy ! This is my favorite !!

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Thank you very much Megala, one of my favorites as well!

  • Vidya Narayan
    December 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Oh!! So so delicious.. I love these fritters!

    • InspiresN
      December 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Thank you so much Vidya, happy to hear you love them as well!

  • Green Del(h)i
    December 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Delicious powerfood! Love this recipe!

    • InspiresN
      December 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Thank you so much, glad you like it!

  • loshame
    December 11, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I like your post 😊.

    • InspiresN
      December 11, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Thank you so much , appreciate it!

      • loshame
        December 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        take a look my last post 😉.

        • InspiresN
          December 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

          I sure will!

  • Jyoti Rao :)
    December 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Oh! They are so delicious 😋

    • InspiresN
      December 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much Jyo!

  • Neetha
    January 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Have eaten this long time ago at a friends place. They tasted so yum. Never attempted to make it. Thanks for the recipe will try it soon..

    • InspiresN
      January 5, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Oh wonderful! I would be happy to hear how they turned out! Thank you so much Neetha!

  • PS
    January 7, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Absolutely delicious!! I like the idea of adding Jaggery to it.

    • InspiresN
      January 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much, the jaggery is the star ingredient which indeed makes it taste so delicious!

  • angirablog
    January 27, 2018 at 6:07 am

    They must be delicious 🍌 after reading the blog I want to taste them 👍👍👍

    • InspiresN
      January 29, 2018 at 11:39 am

      aww! Thank you so much for such a nice comment! Indeed very delicious!

      • angirablog
        January 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        Your welcome 🙏 😊😊😊🎁

  • https://vegandveganblog.wordpress.com
    September 13, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Mmm yummy, perfect couch food on days when i feel like snacking on something.

    • InspiresNish
      September 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you and yes indeed a perfect snack and couch food!

  • Diane
    October 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Oh yeah!!!! These sound fabulous!

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