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Vegan recipe: crispy banana fritters (pisang goreng wijen)

By ChauComms 25 Jan 2023

Treat the family to Indonesian-style banana fritters for dessert. They’re cooked using a batter that includes sesame seeds for added crunch. Recipe by @BBC Good Food.

Cooking time:

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Serves: 20 fritters


  • Neutral oil, like rapeseed, sunflower or vegetable, for deep-frying
  • 10 ripe apple or saba bananas, peeled (see tip, below), or 5 overripe plantains, peeled and halved (or cut into thirds if they’re very big)

For the batter


  1. Pour the oil into a saucepan to a depth of 5cm and heat to 170C. (If you don’t have a temperature probe, see step 2. Meanwhile, mix the batter ingredients with 200ml ice-cold water and ¼ tsp salt in a large bowl until fully combined.
  2. Check the oil is ready. If you don’t have a temperature probe, drop in a little batter – it should sizzle immediately. Dip a piece of banana into the batter. Gently lower into the oil and fry until crisp and golden brown, about 3 mins. Repeat with all the banana pieces and batter, regulating the oil temperature so that it doesn’t get too hot. Put the cooked fritters on a baking tray in a low oven to keep warm, then drain on a cooling rack over a baking tray lined with kitchen paper. 

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