Sweet Banana Dumplings


Do you always need something to munch on while watching movies?

Fried Banana Dumplings

I prefer cozying up on the couch in our living room as opposed to watching movies in theater. It gives the flexibility of munching the above pictured  banana dumplings instead of over buttered popcorn and stale nachos.

I have realized that eating crunchy  food in a movie theater is actually distracting because I can hear the crunch of my nachos while the character is in the middle of  an important dialogue. Especially, if its an intense and serious movie, I lose the sight of the plot and sometimes, even my appetite.

Fried Banana Dumplings

Lying on the couch, I can munch, pause, refill and continue watching till these sweet banana dumplings last. The beauty about them is that I can reach my plate and pop them seamlessly without getting distracted or losing track of the plot.

The only mistake I made was eating too many of them and ended up feeling queasy !  Of course, that is not going to stop me from making them again!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Served: Hot

3 (medium sized) Ripe Bananas, peeled and mashed
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
4 Tbsp Honey
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp cardamon (elaichi)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Oil/Ghee for deep frying
Powdered Sugar (to sprinkle on top)

1.  In a mixing bowl,  put together mashed bananas, vanilla extract, salt, honey, cardamon and nutmeg.
2.  Add wheat flour half cup at a time and mix until everything is combined.
3. Heat oil/ghee in a frying pan and add them with the help of an ice cream scoop or two tablespoons.
4. Fry them for 2-3 minutes  per side, turn them around and continue frying till they turn golden brown.
5. They are crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
6. Sprinkle generous amount of powdered sugar on top to make it extra special!

Welcoming my weekend by munching on these while watching my favorite classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” .

Fried Banana Dumplings

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