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Banana Bonda (Sweet Paniyaram)

- Submitted by Dafni on 16th Oct 2008

(Ripe Banana Bonda, Banana Paniyaram, Pazham Paniyaram)

Sweet Banana Bonda

Navratri has just got over. The fervor of puja and celebration along with Dusshera vacation for children made our house totally vibrant and me super busy. Just 2 more days for the school to re-open and we will get back to our original routine. I had bought close to 2 dozen bananas for the 10 day puja and I still had about 4-5 left. They were all too ripe and since the skin had become black, my hubby and children refused to eat it. I was getting clueless on how to use those bananas. My Kerala friend suggested that I can make bondas out of the ripe bananas and ensured that my kids will definitely relish it. Initially I was a bit apprehensive and was not very convinced about the same. Then, she volunteered herself and offered to make the bondas for me which I couldn’t refuse.

Bananas are one of the world’s most widely consumed fruit for many good reasons. Bananas are rich in potassium and hence it helps in lowering blood pressure by maintaining the sodium potassium balance in our system. One of the most common myths about banana is that it is high calorie and is not eaten by weight watchers. On the contrary, by eating bananas, we start burning more fat. This is due to the presence of fat blasting B vitamin choline in bananas that acts directly on genes that causes fat storage in abdomen. Bananas are also excellent sources for prebiotics, non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for good bacteria and improve digestion. Bananas are also rich in anti-oxidants and also have anti-tumor properties.

Who would have the heart to refuse such a healthy fruit in its best palatable form? As told by my friend, I and my children just loved the sweet banana bonda. Am sure all of you would also try this recipe in the weekend and nourish your family with the healthy bananas.

Recipe for Banana Bonda

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Serves: 6


  • Banana - 2
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 1 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup(or as needed)
  • Water - as needed


  1. Mash the bananas nicely and then mix maida (all purpose flour), sugar and little water to form a thick dough. It should be in the consistency of bonda mix
  2. Heat some oil in a kadai for frying.
  3. Take a handful of the mix and drop into  the hot oil as small rounds. Fry until it turns golden brown on all sides. 
  4. Drain excess oil using a paper towel and enjoy.


  • You could replace the maida with the wheat flour for a healthier bonda. Or you could also equal proportions if wheat flour and maida.
  • Sugar can also be replaced with Jaggery or powdered brown sugar. It is healthier and the golden brown color of jaggery will add its sheen to the dish.

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Comments (7)

Person   ()
really good
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   () it bigones or small ones..
if its bigones, can we make same with small bananas?
what should be the count then?
Person   ()
The banana used here is the long banana. If you are using small ones, use one more banana.
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Person   ()
not bad ..
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daos yugf

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Simple and easy, keep up the good job.

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Comment by Cinthia Godly
    This recipe is really tasting. I tried it as an alternative as usually I make Banana bread with my leftover bananas.This one is so easy and tasty. My son just loved it.

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    Nice to hear from you Cynthia. Yes its a quick and tasty snack.

Comment by Parimala Akkayasamy on 08 October 2009 21:36PM
    You can add a handful or few teaspoons of rava too into the batter. It comes out well too. :)

Reply :-
    Thanks for the tip Parimala. Will surely try adding rava next time.

Comment by Merina Queentin on 14 November 2008 10:11AM
    hi ur website is really wonderful and it really works out good at home. thank u mrs Dahlia Twinkle

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